4th New York Infantry
(1st Scott Life Guards)

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4th New York Infantry Antietam
National Cemetery

Monument Text

4th New York Volunteers
First Scott Life guard
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division
2nd Corps

Mustered in Service May 4, 1861. Participated with the Army of the Potomac in the Battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

Killed at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862

Co. A Color Sergt. A. Biering
Co. A Private John Byrnes
Co. A Private J. Corcoran
Co. A. Private W. McManus
Co. B. 1st Sergt. H. Pickham
Co. B. Capt. John S. Downs
Co. B. Private J. McDonald
Co. B. Private W.L. Norris
Co. B. Private John Burns
Co. C. Capt. H.K. Chapman
Co. C. Corporal H. Wolfe
Co. C. Private James Price
Co. D. Private Philip Diehl
Co. D. Private G. Frederick
Co. D. Private F.H. Hausman
Co. D. Private F. Wilbert
Co. E. Private Thomas Hickey
Co. E. Private W. McKnight
Co. F Private F. Hermann
Co. F. Private Saml. Fites
Co. G. Sergt. V.B. Carpenter
Co. G. Corp. R. Aginton
Co. G. Private Chas. Wolf
Co. G. Private M. Hines
Co. G. Private J. Stewart
Co. I Corporal E.J. Flagg
Co. I Private J. Blumenshein
Co. I Private Jas. Hunt
Co. I Private P. Riley
Co. I. Private Phil Rudden
Co. I. Private B. Gordon
Co. K. Sergt. S.T. Willetts
Co. K. Corp. Joshua Smith
Co. K. Private John Hughes
Co. K. J.H. Sharrock


Organized at New York City and mustered in as follows: Companies "C," "D," "E," "F," "H" and "K" May 2; Companies "A" and "G" May 7; Companies "B" and "I" May 9, 1861. Left State for Newport News, Va., June 3. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1861. Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., to June, 1862. Webber's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Newport News, Va., June to July 25, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 25, and duty there and at Havre de Grace until June 5, 1862. Moved to Suffolk, Va., June 5, and duty there until September. Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac September 8. Maryland Campaign. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 30. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out May 25, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 62 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 88.

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