“Troy Regiment”

The 2nd New York Infantry Regimentlost 1 officer and 25 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 22 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

April 15 Organized at Troy, N.Y.
April 24 Accepte by the State of New York
May 14 Mustered into Federal sevice for for two years under Colonel Joseph B. Carr, Lieutenant Colonel Kenyon R. Wells and Major Richard D. Bloss
May 18 Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va. Attached to Fortress Monroe, Camp Hamilton and Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia
May 29 Occupation of Newport News, Va.
June 10 Action at Big Bethel

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded and 1 captured

June Duty at Camp Hamilton and Newport News, Va.,
August 1 Lieutenant Colonel Wells and Major Bloss resign.
August 27 Captain William A. Olmstead of Company B promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain George H. Otis of Company C promoted to major


130 men of the 13th, 19th and 21st New York Infantry Regiments and 2nd Maine Infantry transferred to the Regiment.
January 17 Expedition up James River
March 8 Action between Monitor and Merrimac in Hampton Roads
May Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Virginia
June 5 Joined Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula; Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps
June 16, 18 & 21 Near Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 enisted men wounded

June 25 Battle of Oak Grove

The regiment lost 1 officer and 3 enlisted men wounded and 2 men missing

June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 26-29 About Fair Oaks
June 29 Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30 White Oak Swamp and Glendale

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 1 officer and 2 enlisted men captured

July 1 Malvern Hill
July Duty at Harrison’s Landing
July 7 Major Otis resigns. Captain George W. Wilson of Company E promted to major.
August 5 Malvern Hill
August 16-26 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville. Maine men transferred to the regiment in 1861 were returned to the 2nd Maine.
August 27-30 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 27 Bristoe Station or Kettle Run

The Regiment lost 1 officer and 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 45 enlisted men wounded, and 5 enlisted men missing

August 29 Battle of Groveton

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 men wounded and 6 missing

August 30 Bull Run
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., near Fort Lyon, Fairfax Seminary and at Munson’s Hill.
September 12 Colonel Carr promoted to brigadier general
September 18 Captain Sidney W. Park promoted to colonel
October 13 Major Wilson resigns
October 18 Captain William B. Tibbets of Company G promoted to major
November 2-25 Duty at Fairfax Station, Va.
November 10-12 Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad
November 28 Near Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24 Mud March
February 5-7 Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church
February At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville

The Regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and Colonel Park, who lost his leg, 4 other officers and 38 enlisted men wounded, and 11 men missing

May 11 120 men reenlisted for for three years service and were transferred to the 70th New York Infantry
May 26 Mustered out at Troy, expiration of term under Lieutenant Colonel Olmstead and Major Tibbits