37th New York Infantry
"Irish Rifles"


Alfreds Healy--Co. D--Musician
Thomas T. Fallon--Co. K
John Jennings--Co. K
Patrick Louden--Co. B
Daniel Toomey (Tinney)--Co. C
Joseph L. M. Dufour (Alias: Joseph Morgan)--Co. C
Elmore D. Moffett--Co. C
William W. Morey--Co. I
Michael Dunn--Co. C
Joseph A. Cliver--Co. H
Dennis (Denis) Higgins--Co. C
George Dyer--Co. C

Abbe, Walter--(1842-1924). Private, 37th New York Infantry, Company F.  Abbe enlisted as a private on May 29, 1862, at New York City, and was immediately mustered into the 37th.  He mustered out on September 2, 1862, at New York City.  In 1905, he filed for and was granted an invalid pension.  Abbe last lived in South Windham, Connecticut.  Upon his death in 1924, his widow, Ida Beulah, applied for and was granted a pension, certificate 962,396.  Section 53, lot 6325.

Organized at New York City and mustered in June 7, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 23. Attached to Hunter's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, August to October, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty In the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. (Cos. "H" and "I" detached as garrison at Fort Washington August, 1861, to March, 1862.) Reconnaissance to Pohick Church and Occoquan October 18, 1861, and November 11, 1861. Lee's House, Occoquan Bridge, January 29, 1862. Mason's Creek February 24. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., March 17. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove near Seven Pines June 25. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-27. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until October. Movement to Falmouth October and November. 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 1. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out June 22, 1863, expiration of term. Three years men transferred to 40th Regiment New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 69 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 37 Enlisted men by disease. Total 112.

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