25th New York Infantry
"Union Rangers"


Peter Mathews--Co. F
John McKee--Co. K
Selso Dean--Co. E
William Eck--Co. K
Charles Van Houten--Co. A

Organized at New York City May 11, 1861. Mustered in June 28, 1861, and left State for Washington, D.C., July 3, 1861. Attached to Garrison at Fort Albany, Defenses of Washington, until July 21. McCunn's Brigade, Army of Northeast Virginia, to August 4, 1861. Hunter's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Butterfield's Brigade, Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Martindale's 1st Brigade, Porter's 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 16. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines Mill June 27; White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bend June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 16-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battle of 2nd Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown September 19. At Sharpsburg, Md., until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition to Richards' and Ellis' Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth, Va., until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out June 26, 1863, and honorably discharged from service July 10, 1865. Three years men transferred to 44th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 54 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 25 Enlisted men by disease. Total 90.

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