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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 at Antietam:
  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 27 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BLtBerryman, William WIA   09/17
BPvtBoote, John WIA   09/17
BPvtButterfield, David C.WIA   09/17
BCorpGrandall, George Died   11/04     We have some details for this person
BPvtThompson, John Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
CPvtLond, George W.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
CPvtMiller, James K. P.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
DLtWhitman, George Washington        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
FLtAckerson, William T.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FCorpReynolds, Stoel F.Died   00/00     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 O.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
GPvtMercer, George Died   10/20     We have some details for this person
HPvtBarger, Allen WIA   09/17
HPvtBarrett, Absalom KIA   09/17
HPvtChaloner, Richard WIA   09/17
ICorpBruce, Orlando G.WIA   09/17
IPvtChamberlain, Myron KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
IPvtKeefe, Michael Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
KPvtCaruana, Orlando Emanuel        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
UnkPvtClapperty, P. M.Died   00/00
UnkPvtLingley, P. KIA   09/17
UnkPvtMiller, Edward Died   00/00
UnkPvtRay, Charles Died   10/23
UnkPvtReynolds, ------ Died   00/00

 

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