Eagle143rd New York
Volunteer
Infantry

"Sullivan County Regiment"


History and Campaigns

spacerAugust 14, 1862, Mr. John C. Holley received authority to recruit this regiment in Sullivan county; it was organized at Monticello, with David P. DeWitt as Colonel, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years October 8, 1862.
spacerThe companies were recruited principally: A at Monticello, Fremont, Bethel, Rockland, Forestburg, Liberty and Beaver Kill; B at Bethel, Thompson, Fallsburg, Forestburg and Stormville; C at Fallsburg, Rockland, Grahamville and Neversink; D at Ithaca and Lansing; E at Wurtsborough, Bridgeville, Monticello and Phillipsport; F at Fremont, Callicoon, Jeffersonville, Rockland and Monticello; G at Fremont, Bloomingburg, Neversink, Monticello, Thompson, Cochecton and Tusten; H at Liberty, Monticello and Rockland; I at Dryden and Cochecton; K at Cochecton, Monticello, Tusten, Callicoon, Highland and Thompson.
spacerThe regiment left the State October 14, 1862; it served in the defenses of Washington in the 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, from October 16, 1862; in 3d, Hughston's, Brigade, Gurney's Division, Department of Virginia, at Suffolk, Va., from April, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, Gordon's Division, of 7th Corps, from May, 1863; of 4th Corps, from June, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps, from July 14, 1863; in the 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps, from April, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, Bartlett's Division, 22d Corps, from June 30, 1865; and, under Col. Horace Boughton, it was honorably discharged and mustered out July 20, 1865, at and near Washington, D.C.
spacerDuring its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 13 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 25 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 177 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 215 enlisted men; aggregate, 221; of whom 3 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; the large loss by accident (9), was principally caused by a railrod accident March 20, 1863; and it took part in the following engagements, etc.:

Total loss: 3 enlisted men and 13 officers killed; 2 officers and 25 enlisted men mortally wounded; 6 officers and 130 enlisted men wounded but recovered; 1 officer and 5 enlisted men missing.
Aggregate: 185

Source: The above paragraphs on history and campaigns were copied from pages 3656-3657 of New York in the War of the Rebellion. Third Edition. Volume V. Compiled by Frederick Phisterer. J.B. Lyon Company, State Printers, 1912. (The list of battles and of casualties, which appeared as a table in the original, has been paraphrased in its presentation here.)


Officers of the Regiment

Co1one1.

DAVID P. DEWITT, from October 8, 1862 to April 29, 1863.
HORACE BOUGHTON, from April 30, 1863, to July 20, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonels.

HORACE BOUGHTON, from October 20, 1862, to April 30, 1865.
JOSEPH B. TAFT, from November 18 to 25, 1863.
HEZEKIAH WATKINS, from January 9, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Majors.

JOSEPH B. TAFT, from October 14, 1862, to November 18, 1863.
HEZEKIAH WATKINS, from January 1 to 9, 1864.
JOHN HIGGINS, from January 9, 1864, to May 16, 1865.

Adjutants.

HEZEKIAH WATKINS, from August 22 to October 8, 1862.
EDGAR K. APGAR, from October 8, 1862, to February 10, 1863
WILLIAM M. RATCLIFF, from March 1, 1863, to Jult 20, 1864
RENSSELAER HAMMOND, from September 1, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Quartermasters.

WALLACE W. WHEELER, from August 21, 1862, to April 20, 1864.
EDWIN C. HOWARD, from March 26, 1864, to August 10, 1865.

Surgeons.

HENRY M. EDSALL, from August 23, 1862, to February 28, 1863.
ORRIN A. CARROLL, from May 10 to October 8, 1863.
DAVID MATHEWS, from October 8, 1863, to July 20, 1865.

Assistant Surgeons.

DAVID MATHEWS, from September 24, 1862, to October 8, 1863.
HERMAN CRAFT, from October 6, 1862, to April 11, 1864.
WILLIAM H. STUART, from June 1, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Chaplains.

JEREMIAH SEARLE, from December 12, 1862, to March 2, 1863.
ISAAC GIBBARD, from May 1 to August 20, 1863.

Of Company A.

Captains:
HEZEKIAH WATKINS, from October 8,1862, to January 1, 1864.
WILLIAM T. GEORGE, from November 25, 1863, to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
WILLIAM M. RATCLIFF, from October 8, 1862 to March 1, 1863.
GEORGE YOUNG, from March 5, 1863, to October 24, 1864.
JOSEPH PIERCE, from November 11, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenants:
GEORGE YOUNG, from August 26, 1862, to March 5, 1863.
DEWITT C. APGAR, from April 17, 1863, to February 14, 1864.
DAVID A. WASIN, from May 6 to July 20, 1865.

Of Company B.

Captain:
ALFRED J. BALDWIN, from August 30, 1862, to May 6, 1864.

First Lieutenants:
EDWIN C. HOWARD, from October 8, 1862, to March 26, 1864.
ISAAC JELLIFF, from March 26, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenants:
CALVIN R. BENEDICT, October 8, 1862.
EDWARD CARRINGTON, from October 27, 1862, to March 6, 1865.

Of Company C.

Captains:
JAMES C. FRENCH, from October 8, 1862, to March 6, 1863.
WILLIAM R. BENNETT, from March 6, 1863, to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
NATHANIEL C. CLARK, from September 1, 1862, to February 8, 1864.
JOHN R. GROO, from March 26, 1864, to March 20, 1865.
HENRY H. HEMINGWAY, from April 15 to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenants:
DWIGHT DIVINE, from September 1, 1862, to April 17, 1863.
ISAAC JELLIFF, from April 17, 1863, to March 26, 1864.

Of Company D.

Captains:
JOHN HIGGINS, from October 8, 1862, to January 9, 1864.
LEWIS N. STANTON, from May 1, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
EDGAR K. APGAR, October 8, 1862.
CALEB HOWELL NORTH, from October 8, 1862, to April 12, 1863.
WILLIAM S. MOFFATT, from January 1 to February 13, 1864.
DEWITT C. APGAR, from February 14, 1864, to April 1, 1865.
ALBERT B. GORDON, from April 26 to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenant:
JOHN R. GROO, from October 8, 1862, to March 26, 1864.

Of Company E.

Captains:
IRA DORRANCE, from September 6, 1862, to March 30, 1863.
JOHN F. ANDERSON, from March 30, 1863, to February 1, 1865.
DEWITT C. APGAR, from April 1 to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
WILLIAM R. BENNETT, from September 6, 1862, to March 6, 1863.
PETER L. WATERBURY, from November 2, 1863, to July 24, 1864.
CHARLES A. SMITH, from August 29, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenant:
PETER L. WATERBURY, from October 8, 1862, to November 2, 1863.

Of Company F.

Captain:
EDWARD H. PINNEY, from October 8, 1862, to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
JOHN F. ANDERSON, from April 17, 1863, to Jult 20, 1865.
DWIGHT DIVINE, from April 17, 1863, to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenants:
MARCUS J. FRASER, JR., from October 8 to November 20, 1862.
FRANK BICKLEY, from November 21, 1862, to March 26, 1863.
PETER E. PALEN, from March 27, 1863, to May 1, 1864.

Of Company G.

Captains:
BENJAMIN REYNOLDS, from September 8, 1862, to May 5, 1865.
JIRAH I. YOUNG, from May 6 to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
THERON B. LUCKEY, from September 8, 1862, to May 24, 1863.
WILLIAM S. MOFFAT, from May 24, 1863, to January 1, 1864.
RENSSELAER HAMMOND, from May 1 to September 1, 1864.
RICHARD M. J. HARDENBURGH, from August 29, 1864, to March 16, 1865.
WILLIAM T. MORGAN, from April 26 to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenant:
ALEXANDER C. KELLAM, from September 8, 1862, to March 17, 1863.

Of Company H.

Captain:
GEORGE H. DECKER, from September 12, 1862, to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
JIRAH A. YOUNG, from September 12, 1862, to May 6, 1865.
GEORGE C. PINNEY, from June 19 to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenants:
RENSSELAER HAMMOND, from October 8, 1862, to May 1, 1864.
ALEXANDER H. BROWN, from May 1, 1864, to May 15, 1865.

Of Company I.

Captain:
HARRISON MARVIN, from October 8, 1862, to July 20, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
WILLIAM T. GEORGE, from September 13, 1862, to November 25, 1863.
WALLACE HILL, from May 1, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenants:
WILLIAM S. MOFFATT, from October 8, 1862, to May 24, 1863.
ALEXANDER H. BROWN, from May 24, 1863, to May 1, 1864.
GEORGE C. PINNEY, from May 1, 1864, to June 19, 1865.

Of Company K.

Captains:
ANTHONY H. BUSH, from October 9, 1862, to March 31, 1863.
CALEB HOWELL NORTH, from April 12, 1863, to July 15, 1864.

First Lieutenants:
LEWIS N. STANTON, from October 9, 1862, to May 1, 1864.
PETER E. PALEN, from May 1, 1864, to July 20, 1865.

Second Lieutenant:
WILLIAM T. EMBLER, from October 9, 1862, to July 20, 1865.

Officers who were Commissioned or Appointed, but did not Serve in the Grades Named.

HOLLEY, JOHN C., as Colonel.
HOLLEY, JOHN C., as Lieutenant-Colonel.
KIRKE, H. M., as Lieutenant-Colonel.
PINNEY, EDWARD H., as Major.
HILL, WALLACE, as Adjutant.
SEYMOUR, IRA B., as Major.
MOWRIS, JAMES A., as Assistant Surgeon.
SEYMOUR, ERASTUS, as Chaplain.
BRUEN, EDWIN, as Captain.
DIVINE, DWIGHT, as Captain.
HAMMOND, RENSSELAER, as Captain.
YOUNG, GEORGE, as Captain.
APGAR, EDGAR K., as First Lieutenant.
EICHENBURGH, JAMES A., as First Lieutenant.
WASIM, DAVID A., as First Lieutenant.
BEDFORD, DANIEL A., as Second Lieutenant.
BENNETT, FOSTER F., as Second Lieutenant.
BENNETT, WILLIAM A., as Second Lieutenant.
EICHENBURG, JAMES A., as Second Lieutenant.
ELMORE, BRUCE, as Second Lieutenant.
FOSTER, JOHN A., as Second Lieutenant.
HILDEBRANT, ELIHU, as Second Lieutenant.
HILL, WALLACE, as Second Lieutenant.
LORD, SAMUEL, as Second Lieutenant.
SMITH, WILLIAM, as Second Lieutenant.
WARD, HENRY, as Second Lieutenant.

Medal of Honor Awarded by the President to

COLLINS, THOMAS D., Sergeant, Company H, for capturing a regimental flag of the enemy at the battle of Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864.

Source: The above list of officers, list of Congressional Medal of Honor winners, etc., were copied from pages 3657-3660 of New York in the War of the Rebellion. Third Edition. Volume V. Compiled by Frederick Phisterer. J.B. Lyon Company, State Printers, 1912.


Regimental Roster

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the State of New York for the Year 1904. No. 38. Albany, NY: Brandow, 1905, pages 557-687.

Index to soldiers with surnames having initial letter:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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