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51st New York Infantry

"Shepard Rifles"
Organized: New York City; mustered in 10/23/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 7/25/1865

 

Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Col. Robert B. Potter

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, IX Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps


On the Antietam Campaign

In tandem with the 51st Pennsylvania, the 51st New York were the first across the Lower Bridge just before 1pm on 17 September.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #58: Sturgis' Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #100: Ferrero's Brigade, Sturgis' Division - 17 Sep, 1 PM to 17 Sep, 7 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #68: Ferrero's Brigade, Sturgis' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

References & Notes

Source: Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908.

We have 37 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BLtBerryman, William WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtBoote, John WIA   09/17
BPvtButterfield, David C.WIA   09/17
BCorpGrandall, George MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtQuigley, Patrick KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BCorpReynolds, Leander KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtThompson, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtDelaney, John MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtDonnally, Edward MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtEkenauer, Albert KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CSgtLoud, George W.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtMiller, James K. P.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DCorpMoreland, Alexander KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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EPvtJohnson, George MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ESgtMadara, Samuel B.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtMcMahon, Charles M.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FLtAckerson, William T.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FCorpMcCafferty, Patrick KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FCorpReynolds, Stoel F.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtWood, George MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GCorpBetters, Charles WIA   09/17
GPvtDall, Robert C.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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GPvtStockwell, Thomas N.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtBarger, Allen WIA   09/17
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HPvtChaloner, Richard WIA   09/17
HSgtFines, Dennis KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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HPvtMiller, Edward KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ICorpBruce, Orlando G.WIA   09/17
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KPvtCaruana, Orlando Emanuel        We have some details for this person
F&SLtFowler, Andrew L.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SColPotter, Robert Brown        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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