“The Duchess County Regiment”

The 150th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 49 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 78 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument and a marker at Gettysburg.

1862
Organized at Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
October 10 Mustered in under Colonel. John H. Ketcham, Lt. Col. Charles G. Bartlett, Major Alfred B. Smith
October 11 Left State for Baltimore, Md.
October Duty at Baltimore, Md. attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department
1863
January Attached to 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
February Attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
July Gettysburg Campaign. Joined the Army of the Potomac in the field. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, then 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel John H. Ketcham. It brought 609 men to the field, losing 7 killed, 23 wounded, and 15 missing.

From the marker in the Trostle Farmyard:

Charged to this point on July 2nd 1863, about 8 p.m. and drew off three abandoned guns of Bigelow’s Battery.

From the monument on Culp’s Hill:

This regiment defended these works on July 3rd from 6.30 to 9 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 12 m. and captured 200 prisoners

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
August-September Duty on line of the Rappahannock
September 24-October 3 Movement to Stevenson, Ala.
October-April Guard duty on line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, transferred to the Army of the Cumberland
1864
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
May 1-September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Near Cassville
May 22-25 Advance on Dallas
May 25 New Hope Church
May 26-June 5 Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Hill
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22 Kolb’s Farm
June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 22-August 25 Siege of Atlanta
August 26-September 2 Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2-November 15 Occupation of Atlanta
November 15-December 10 March to the sea
December 9 Montieth Swamp
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
1865
January to April Campaign of the Carolinas
March 16 Averysboro, N. C.
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 9-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
April 29-May 19 March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.
May 24 Grand Review
June 8 Mustered out at Washington, D.C. under Colonel Alfred B. Smith, Lt. Col. Joseph H. Cogswell and Major Henry A. Gildersleeve. Veterans and recruits transferred to 60th New York Infantry.