“Garde De Lafayette”

The 55th New York Infantry Regiment lost 33 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 29 enlisted men to disease.

1861
Organized at New York City
August 28 Mustered in at New Dorp, Staten Island under Colonel Baron Regis De Trobriand, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Thourot and Major Francis Jehl
August 31 Left State for Washington, D.C.
September – October Duty at Fort Gaines, Md. in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. Attached to Peck’s Brigade, Buell’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 11-15 March to Prospect Hill, Va.
March 28 Moved to the Peninsula, Virginia
April 5-May 4
Siege of Yorktown

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

May 5
Battle of Williamsburg

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 12 wounded

May 20-23 Operations about Bottom’s Bridge
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks)

The regiment lost 25 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and Captain Louis de Masure and Lieutenants Joseph Arnould, Lehman Israels, 2 other officers and 73 enlisted men wounded

June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 28
Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 1 officer wounded

July 1
Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 32 enlisted men wounded

July At Harrison’s Landing
August 13 Lieutenant Colonel Thourot discharged
August 16-29 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps

The regiment was consolidated into a battalion of four companies

October-November Movement to Falmouth, Va. attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men wounded

December 21 Consolidated with 38th New York Infantry as Companies G, H, I and K. Colonel De Trobriand transferred to 38th New York Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel William King transferred from 34th New York Infantry