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51st New York Infantry

"Shepard Rifles"
Organized: New York City; mustered in 10/23/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out on 7/25/1865
Commanding Officer:
  Col. Robert B. Potter
Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #9: Burnside Attacks the Lower Bridge
   Detail Map #10: Rodman's Division Crosses at Snavely's Ford
   Detail Map #11: Burnside Climbs Toward Sharpsburg
   Detail Map #12: AP Hill Hits Burnside's Flank

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

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



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In 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.

References, Sources, and other 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 21 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
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
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
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
IPvtChamberlain, Myron Died   00/00     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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