54th New York Infantry

Wainwright Avenue, East Cemetery Hill. Gettysburg

54th Regt. N. Y. Infy.
(Hiram Barney Rifles)
1st Brig. 1st Div.
11th Corps.


Charles Becker---C Edward Bluhm--I,K Albert W. Evans--B
Philipp Geisel--F, C, A Henry Gerecke (Gerke)--C Charles Heller--C,I
Anton Horn--A,C David H. Mansfield--H George E. Whitlock--C
Edward Henry Wissig--C George Raab--F & I August (Augustus) Sautter--F
George W. Varian--I Justus (Eustace) Hebler--K James Holley (Holly)--E
Valentine Schweitzer--E Louis Schweer--H & C Robert J. McWilliams--Co. G
Peter J. Lydecker--A William Mock  

Organized at Hudson, N.Y., and mustered in September 5 to October 16, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 29. 1861. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1861. Steinwehr's Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Steinwehr's 2nd Brigade, Blenker's 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. Folly Island, S. C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., Dept. of the South, to July, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, Dept. of the South, to August, 1865. 1st Brigade, Dept. of the South, to April, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until April, 1862. Movement to Winchester, Va., April 5-18. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley until June. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. At Sperryville July 7 to August 8. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Sulphur Springs August 26-27. Battles of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington. D.C., until November. Movement to Centreville November 1-19. Waterloo Bridge November 7. Reconnaissance to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville November 28-30. Movement to Fredericksburg December 9-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House until April 27. 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. Ordered to Dept. of the South August 1. Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston August 9-September 7. Operations against Charleston and duty on Folly and Morris Islands, S.C., until June, 1865. Expedition to John's and Islands February 6-14, 1864. James Island and October 24, 1864. Santee River February Duty in District of South Carolina, Dept. of the South, until April, 1866, Mustered out April 14, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 38 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 101 Enlisted men by disease. Total 142.

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