45th New York Infantry
"5th German Rifles"
 

West Howard Avenue, Gettysburg Plain

Roster


 
John Dietzel---G George  Dilcher---H Thomas Doyle----H
Theodore Durban---G,D Andrew Garling----B & K Frederick Koenig----B,K F&S
George Schreider (Schroeder)----H Frank Smith Jacob Supper---K
George Von Amsberg Samuel Levy--A  
     
     
     


Organized at New York City and mustered in September 9, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 9. Attached to Stahl's Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Stahl's Brigade, Blenker's Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. Stahl's 1st Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until April, 1862. Annandale Church, Va., December 2, 1861. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May to August, 1862. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. At Sperryville and Centreville until August. Outpost duty at Madison Court House July 28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until December. Reconnaissance to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville November 28-30. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10-15. Duty at Falmouth and Brooks' Station until April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Duty near Bristoe Station until September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Reconnaissance from Bridgeport to Trenton October 20. March along Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to Lookout Valley, Tenn., October 25-28. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty in Lookout Valley until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-July 6. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 5-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Battle of New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 4. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., July 6, and duty there until June, 1865. Battles of Nashville December 15-16, 1864. Consolidated with 58th Regiment New York Infantry June 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 106 Enlisted men by disease. Total 154.

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