The 4th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 62 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 23 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam.
|Organized at New York City|
|May 2||Companies C, D, E, F, H and K mustered in for two years United States service|
|May 7||Companies A and G mustered in|
|May 9||Companies B and I mustered in|
|May 15||Alfred W. Taylor mustered in as colonel, John D. McGregor as lieutenant colonel and Captain William Jameson of Company H as major|
|June 3||Left State for Newport News, Va. and duty there. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia|
|July 25||Moved to Baltimore, Md. and duty there and at Havre de Grace. Attached to Dix’s Command, Baltimore, Md.|
|June 5||Moved to Suffolk, Va., and duty there. Attached to Webber’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia|
|July 7-8||Colonel Taylor resigned. Lieutenant Colonel McGregor was promoted to colonel but not commissioned until October 10. Major Jameson was promoted to lieutenant colonel|
|September 8||Ordered to join 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John D. McGregor and fought at the Sunken Road.
From the monument in the National Cemetery at Antietam:
Killed at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862
Co. A Color Sergt. A. Biering, Private John Byrnes, Private J. Corcoran, Private W. McManus;
Lieutenants Lewis Eagleston, Edward Knoske, William Seton and William Wheeler were wounded.
From the brigade marker at Antietam:
Weber’s Brigade, forming the advance of French’s Division, encountered the enemy near Roulette’s house at about 9:15 A.M., pushed them back to the Bloody Lane and gained a position on the high ground about 60 yards north of this point. Here the Brigade became engaged in an obstinate contest with the enemy which was maintained until, having lost one third of its numbers in killed or wounded, it was relieved by Morris’ Brigade and withdrawn to the vicinity of Roulette’s house where it remained until the close of the day.
|September 22||Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. and duty there|
|October 14||Captain Charles N. Kruger of Company D was promoted to major|
|October 16-17||Reconnaissance to Charlestown|
|October 30-November 17||Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.|
Battle of Fredericksburg
The regiment lost 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded. Colonel McGregor, Lieutenants William Savage and Willliam Scriber and 49 enlisted men were wounded, and 6 men were missing.
|January 20-24||“Mud March”, then at Falmouth|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
The regiment elected to stay on past the expiration of its enliistement until the battle was done
|May 25||Mustered out under Colonel McGregor, Lieutenant Colonel Jameson and Major Kruger|