80th New York Infantry
"Ulster Guard"
"20th New York State Militia"

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South Reynolds Avenue, McPherson Ridge.  Gettysburg


80th N. Y. Infantry,
1st Brig. 3d Div. 1st Corps.
Organized 1851 at Kingston, N. Y.
as 20th N. Y. S. M.
Apr. 28, 1861 Entered U. S. service for 3 months.
Sept. 5, 1861 Re-entered service for 3 years.
Sept. 5, 1864 Re-enlisted as Veterans for the war.
Jan. 29, 1866 Mustered out of service.


Norman's Ford
Warrenton Springs
2d Bull Run


Held substantially this position
from about 12 M. July 1st. 1863 to 4 P. M.
July 2d on Cemetery Hill
in support of 3d Corps.
July 3d in front line of battle
resisting Pickett's attack.
Number engaged 375,
Killed 35, Wounded 111, Missing 24.


South Mountain


20th New York State Militia
Ulster Guard

(80th N.Y. Infantry)

From a position south of this point the 20th New York State Militia delivered a most destructive fire into the attacking southerners' right flank. As the enemy infantry moved obliquely to the left, the New York Regiment advanced north along this line firing as they moved to the right. Occupying a new position near the copse of trees the Ulster Guard fought to repel Longstreet's assault, finally charging a group of Confederates, driving them from the shelter of the slashing.

This Hand for Our Country


Captain Ambrose
N. Baldwin Co, K
was mortally
wounded in the
final action near
the Copse of Trees.



1st Brigade
3rd Division
1st Corps
Col. Theodore B. Gates
Commanding Regiment


Major Walter A.
Van Rensselaer
was wounded near
the slashing in
a successful
attempt to
capture an enemy


Charles J. Baker K Private Private
John Coddington K Private Private
John S. Conklin K Private Private
John R. Cooley K Private Private
Theodore Cooper E Private Corporal
Albert Downs G Private Private
George Dubois C Private Private
Francis Edmonds G Private Private
George Everson F Drummer Private
Mathew D. Freer D Private Private
Charles A. Gariand G Private Private
Peter Kirchner F Drummer Corporal
William H. Sisco (Cisco) K Private Private
Thomas Van Vliet F Private Private
John G. Sprague K Private Private
George VanOrden K Private Private
McAdam Holmes H Private Private
Romeyn B. Legg B--H Private Private

Tendered services to Government February, 1861. Organized at Kingston, N.Y., from 20th Regiment State Militia Infantry and mustered in September 20 to October 20, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 26. Designated 80th New York Infantry December 7, 1861. Attached to Wadsworth's Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Patrick's 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. Patrick's Command, Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, to July, 1863. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. City Point, Va., Provost Guard Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1865. Independent Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to April, 1865. Richmond, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to November, 1865. Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1866.

SERVICE.--Duty at Upton's Hill, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. McDowell's advance on Falmouth, Va., April 4-19. Occupation of Fredericksburg until May 25. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 26-29. Duty at Fredericksburg until August. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Beverly Ford August 20. Sulphur Springs August 26. Battles of Gainesville August 28; Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. At Sharpsburg, Md., until October 20. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 20-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Duty at Hall's Landing December 20, 1862, to January 7, 1863. Provost Guard duty at Aquia Creek and along Richmond and Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad until June 27. Relieved and ordered to join 1st Army Corps June 27. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Provost Guard duty, Army of the Potomac, July 16, 1863, to June 18, 1864. Participating in the Bristoe Campaign October 9-22, 1863. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21; North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Assigned to garrison and guard duty at City Point, Va., Headquarters of the Army, June 18, 1864, to April 14, 1865. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Provost duty at Richmond April 14 to November 27, 1865, and at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., until January 29, 1866. Mustered out January 29, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 120 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 157 Enlisted men by disease. Total 285.

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