2nd Regiment Infantry
(Hawkins Zouaves)

Augustus J. Spingler Sr.--Co. D

The organization of this regiment was commenced at Troy, April 15, 1861; it was accepted by the State April 24, 1861, and mustered in the service of the United States at Troy for two years, May 14, 1861. In October and November, 1861, a number of men of the 13th, 19th and 21st Infantry, and 2d Me. Volunteers (130 men), were transferred to it; those of the Maine regiment were, however, retransferred in August, 1862.

The companies were recruited principally: A. B. G and K at Troy; C at Troy, Balls-ton, Saratoga, Brunswick, Schenectady, Lansingburgh, Grafton, Cohoes, Union Village and Poestenkill; D at Troy and Cohoes; E at Troy, Caldwell, Cohoes and Lansingburgh; F at Troy and Pittstown; H at Troy, Green Island, Cohoes, Lansingburgh and Pittstown; and I at North Adams, Cohoes, Troy, Petersburgh, Berlin, Pittstown, Pownall and Schaghticoke.

The regiment, Col. Joseph B. Carr, left the State May 23, 1861, and served near Fort Monroe, Va., from May 24, 1861; at Newport News, Va., from August 5, 1861; in the 1st Viele's, Brigade, 1st Division, Department of Virginia, from May 18, 1862; and in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Corps, from June 6, 1862; May 11, 1863, the three years' men, 120, were transferred to the 70th Infantry and the regiment left for Troy where it was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Lieut.-Col. William A. Olmsted, May 26, 1863.

During its service, the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 17 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 7 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 23 enlisted men; total, 1 officer, 47 enlisted men; aggregate, 48; of whom 1 enlisted man died in the hands of the enemy.


New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

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