“Malone and Lyons Regiment”

The 98th New York Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 95 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 132 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
January 25-
February 8
Companies A, B, C, D, E, G and H organized at Malone, N.Y. and companies F, I and K organized at Lyons, N.Y. Organization completed at Albany, N.Y. under Colonel William Dutton, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Durkee and Major Albon Mann
March 8 Left State for Washington, D.C. and attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 28 Moved to the Virginia Peninsula
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va.
April 29 Reconnaissance toward Lee’s Mills
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May 21-23 Operations about Bottom’s Bridge
May 24-27 Reconnaissance to Seven Pines
May 24 Chickahominy, near Savage Station, and Seven Pines
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 11 men killed, 3 officers and 31 men wounded, and 26 men missing.

June Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 30 White Oak Swamp
July 1 Malvern Hill
July At Harrison’s Landing. Assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps. Colonel Dutton died of typhus fever. Lieutenant Colonel Durkee was promoted to colonel and took over the regiment.
August 16-23 Moved to Fortress Monroe
September 18 Duty at Yorktown
December 25 Moved to Morehead City, N. C. and assigned to Naglee’s Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina
1863
January 1-21 At Carolina City and asigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
January 28-31 Moved to Port Royal Harbor, S.C.
February 10-
April 3
At St. Helena Island, S.C., assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South. Colonel Durkee resigned, and Lieutenant Colonel Frederick M. Wead was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.
April 3-11 Expedition against Charleston, S.C. assigned to District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina
April 12-15 Moved to New Berne, N. C.
April 17-21 Expedition to relief of Little Washington and duty in the District of Beaufort, N. C.
October 16-18 Moved to Newport News, Va. attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
December At Portsmouth, Va.
1864
January District of the Currituck, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
March-April Veterans on furlough
March Assigned to 1st Brigade, Heckman’s Division, 18th Army Corps
April 26 Moved to Yorktown, Va. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James
May 3-28
Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

The regiment lost 1 officer and 21 men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 57 men wounded, and 12 men missing.

May 5 Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred
May 8-10 Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drury’s Bluff
May 16-28 Bermuda Hundred
May 27-31 Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor
June 1-12
Battles about Cold Harbor

Colonel Weed, 1 other officer and 30 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 77 men wounded, and 3 men missing. Lieutenant Colonel William Kreutzer was commissioned as colonel, but the regiment did not have sufficient manpower for him to muster in.

June 15-18
First Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 14 men killed or mortaly wounded and 40 enlisted men wounded.

June 18 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August-September Duty in the trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front
September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 19 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 42 men wounded, and 1 man missing.

October 27-28
Battle of Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 3 men wounded.

November 2-17 Detached for duty in New York during Presidential election of 1864
November Duty in trenches north of James and before Richmond
December Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps
1865
April Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps
April 3 Occupation of Richmond and Provost duty in Richmond and in the Dept. of Virginia
July Assigned to 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps
August 31 Mustered out at Richmond, Va. under Colonel Frederick F. Weed, Lieutenant Colonel William Kreutzer and Major William H. Rogers