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“Rochester Regiment”

The 13th New York Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 67 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 29 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
April 25 Organized at Rochester, N.Y., and mustered in for two years’ service
May 4 Moved to Elmira, N. Y.
May 14 Mustered into United States service for three months under Colonel Isaac F. Quinby and Major Oliver L. Terry
May 21 Captain Carl Stephan of Company B promoted to lieutenant colonel
May 30 Left State for Washington, D. C. and attached to Sherman’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia. Camp on Meridian Hill, Defenses of Washington
June 3 At Fort Corcoran
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Va.
July 17 Occupation of Fairfax Court House
July 18 Blackburn’s Ford
July 21
Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 25 enlisted men wounded and 20 enliisted men missing or captured

August 2 Transferred to United States service for balance of term by order of Governor Morgan. Duty at Fort Corcoran, Defenses of Washington
August 5 Colonel Quinby resigned.
August 20 John Pickell (USMA 1822) was commissioned colonel
September Attached to Martindale’s Brigade, Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
January 9 Major Terry resigns and Captain Francis A. Schoeffel of Company E promoted to major
March 16 Moved to the Virginia Peninsula and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 31 Colonel John Pickell was discharged for sickness. He would die in January of 1865 at age 63
April 1 Captain Elisha G. Marshall, U.S.A., was commissioned colonel
April 5 Warwick Road
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
April 11-13 Reconnaissance from Yorktown
May Attached 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps
May 24 New Bridge
May 24 Captain George Hyland of Company B promoted to major
May 27
Battle of Hanover Court House

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 6 wounded

May 27-29 Operations about Hanover Court House
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 26 Mechanicsville
June 27
Gaines Mill

The regiment lost 1 officer and 18 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 51 enlisted men wounded, and 2 officers and 54 enlisted men missing or captured

June 30 White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bend
July 1 Malvern Hill
July 13 Lieutenant Colonel Stephan resigned and Major Schoeffel was promoted to lieutenant colonel
July At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-28 Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville
August 28-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Elisha Marshall. It lost 3 officers and 38 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 62 enlisted men wounded, and 8 enlsted men missing.

The 13th New York is referenced on a trailside marker on the Deep Cut loop trail on the Manassas battlefield.

September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was in reserve and lost no casualties

September 19
Shepherdstown

The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men wounded and 12 enlisted men missing or captured

September At Sharpsburg, Md.
October 30-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 6 officers and 52 enlisted men wounded, and 7 enlisted men missing or captured.

December 29-30 Expedition to Richards’ and Ellis’ Fords
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February At Falmouth
April 27 Three years’ men consolidated to two Companies and duty as Provost Guard, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps
April 26 Two years men ordered home
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

The battalion lost 4 enlisted men wounded and 1 missing

May 14 Two years men mustered out, expiration of term under Lieutenant Colonel Schoeffel while Colonel Marshall engaged in court martial duty
June 23 Three years’ men transferred to 140th New York Infantry