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.
|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|
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|
|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|
Battle of Cedar Mountain
The regiment lost 1 man killed.
|August 20-23||Fords of the Rappahannock|
|August 28||Thoroughfare Gap|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Stiles. It lost 15 men killed or mortally wounded and 39 men missing.
Battle of Chantilly
|September 6-22||Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.|
The regiment lost 2 enisted men wounded and 5 missing.
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.|
|October 30-November 19||Movement to Falmouth, Va|
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.
|January||Colonel Stiles was forced to resign his command due to illness.|
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 3||Operations about Fitzhugh’s Crossing|
Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
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|
|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|
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|
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|
the regiment lost 1 man killed and 4 wounded
|May 30||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps|
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|