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9th New York State Militia

The 83rd New York Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 147 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 86 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
Volunteered for three years’ service.
May 27 Left New York City for Washington, D.C. under Colonel John W. Stiles, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Halleck and Major William Atterbury
June 8 Mustered in at Washington
June 10 Attached to Stone’s Command
June 10-July 7 Rockville Expedition
July 4
Harper’s Ferry

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 2 men wounded.

July 7 Duty on the Upper Potomac attached to Stone’s Brigade, Patterson’s Army
August 17 Attached to Stile’s Brigade, Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
January 7 Major Atterbury promoted to lieutenant colonel
March Operations in the Shenandoah Valley attached to 3rd Brigade, Williams’ 1st Division, Banks’ 5th Corps
March 12 Occupation of Winchester
March 24-April 27 Pursuit of and operations against Jackson
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah
April 6 and 16 Near Warrenton Junction
April 18 Reconnaissance to Rappahannock River and North Fork and Rappahannock Crossing
May Assigned to 3rd Brigade, Ord’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
June to September Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The regiment lost 1 man killed.

August 20-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 28 Thoroughfare Gap
August 29
Battle of Groveton, or Brawner’s Farm
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Stiles. It lost 15 men killed or mortally wounded and 39 men missing.

September 1
Battle of Chantilly
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.
September 14
Battle of South Mountain

The regiment lost 2 enisted men wounded and 5 missing.

September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William Atterbury. It lost 24 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 87 men wounded.

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield:

Hartsuff’s Brigade, advancing from the Poffenberger Woods early on the 17th, passed through the northern part of the East Woods and over the open ground west of them, and went into action on a line running northwest and southeast through this point. Early in the movement Gen. Hartsuff was wounded and the command devolved upon Col. Richard Coulter, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. The left center of the 11th Pennsylvania was at this point with the 12th Massachusetts on the right. On the immediate left of the 11th was the 13 Massachusetts and on its left was the 83rd New York. In this position, supported by two Regiments of Christian’s Brigade, it maintained a sanguinary contest in which it lost half its number, but was compelled to withdraw, being relieved by the advance of Crawford’s Brigade, Twelfth Corps. The Brigade carried into action about 1220 men of whom 82 were killed and 497 wounded. The 12th Massachusetts lost 224 out of 334 engaged.

September 30 Lieutenant Colonel William Atterbury was discharged.
September-October At Sharpsburg
October 30-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A. Moesch. It lost 3 officers and 32 men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 88 men wounded.

December At Falmouth
1863
January Colonel Stiles was forced to resign his command due to illness.
January 20-24 “Mud March”
January-April At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 3 Operations about Fitzhugh’s Crossing
May 3-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps

June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A. Moesch. It brought 215 men to the field, losing 2 officers and 4 enlisted men killed, 2 men mortally wounded, 3 officers and 13 men wounded and 58 missing.

From the monument:

Engaged on this ground July 1st 1863, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. assisting in capture of Iverson’s N.C. Brigade, C.S.A.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
August-September Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2
Mine Run Campaign

The regiment lost 1 man wounded and 29 men missing.

December Duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad
1864
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
May 9 Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps
May 3-June 7 Campaign from the Rapidan
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost Colonel Joseph A. Moesch and 29 men killed or mortally wounded, 73 men wounded and 1 officer and 10 men wounded. A monument to Colonel Moesch is in Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

May 8 Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Spotsylvania Court House

The regiment lost 3 officers and 37 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 6 officers and 76 men wounded, and 5 men missing.

May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 25 Jericho Ford
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31
Totopotomoy

the regiment lost 1 man killed and 4 wounded

May 30 Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
June 1-7
Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 5 men killed and mortally wounded.

June 1-3 Bethesda Church
June 7 Relieved and ordered to the rear for muster out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 97th New York Infantry
June 23 Mustered out of Federal service at New York City under Lieutenant Colonel William Chalmers and was designated the 9th New York National Guard