34th New York Infantry
"Herkimer Regiment"


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Confederate Avenue behind (West) of the Dunker Church

THIRTY-FOURTH REGIMENT
N.Y.S.V. Antietam
Col. James A. Suiter Commanding
enlisted under President Lincoln's Call,
issued April 15, 1861, for 75,000
men, to serve two years.
Mustered into the State service May 1, 1861 Mustered into the United States service June 15, 1861
Mustered out June 30, 1863
First Brigade
Second Division Second Corps

The surviving members of the Regiment, aided by the County of Herkimer, and the State of New York, have erected this monument, to the memory of the gallant men who fell on this and other Historic fields.
The dead on this field were 43 and
the wounded 74.

At 7:30 on the morning of September 17, 1862, the Thirty-fourth Regiment left camp near Keedysville, crossed the Antietam Creek and marched westward into the East Woods, now extinct. Facing Westward being on the extreme left of Brigade line it emerged from the East Woods and soon became heavily engaged with the Confederate forces in its front. Crossing the open field and the Hagerstown Pike, it entered the West Woods, now also extinct, the line extending North and South of the Dunkard Church. The left of the Regiment being unprotected was in danger of being enveloped by the enemy, and a hasty retreat became necessary; the Regiment reforming near the East Woods with its organization intact. In a very brief time 43 men had been killed and 74 wounded, the killed being 13 percent of all engaged.

Composition of the Regiment
at the time of this Battle

Colonel
James A. Suiter

Lieutenant Colonel
Byron Laflin

Major
John Beverly

Adjutant
George W. Thompson

Quartermaster
Nathan Easterbrook, Jr.

Surgeon
Socretes N. Sherman

Asst. Surgeon
Edward S. Walker

Chaplain
John B. Van Petten

Co. Captain County
"A" Benjamin H. Warford Albany
"B" Wells Sponable Herkimer
"C" Thomas Corcoran Herkimer
"D" John A. Scott Clinton
"E" Henry Baldwin Steuben
"F" Charles Riley Herkimer
"G" Joy E. Johnson Herkimer
"H" Samuel P. Butler Essex
"I" William H. King Steuben
"K" Emerson S. Northrup Herkimer

Roster


William Mills--Co. C
2nd Lt. Simon McIntyre-Co. C
Edward Davidson--Co. B
Martin B. Luckey--Co. A

Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in June 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C, July 3, 1861. Attached to Stone's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Gorman's 2nd Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Outpost duty on the Upper Potomac until March, 1862. Seneca Mills, Md., September 1 and 16, 1861. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24. Near Edwards Ferry October 22. Moved to Harper's Ferry February, 1862; thence to Charlestown and Berryville, Va., March 12-15. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Newport News, thence to Centreville August 16-29. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Batdle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferri September 22, and duty there until OcTober 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 20. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. OpeRations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4 Three years men transferred to 82nd New York Infantry June 8, 1863. Mustered out June 30, 1863, expiration of term.

RegimEnt lost during service 3 Officers and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 68 Enlisted men by disease. Total 162.

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