151st Regiment of New York Infantry

Descendants Association

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park

 

Organized at Lockport, N.Y., and mustered in October 22, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., October 23, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Provisional Brigade, French's Division, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Baltimore, Md., until April 22, 1863, and in the Middle Department until June. At South Mountain, Md., until July. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan to October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. McLean's Ford October 15. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Hanover Court House May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 17 to July 6. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Moved to Baltimore, Md., thence to Frederick, Md., July 6-8. Battle of Monocacy July 9. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and Winchester until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3-6. Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27. Moved to Richmond, Va., May 16; thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 2. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out at Washington, D.C., June 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 101 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 99 Enlisted men by disease. Total 206.

Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer

 

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151st Regiment of New York Infantry

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