United States Regiments & Batteries > New York > Infantry

The 189th New York Infantry Regiment lost during service 1 officer and 8 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 70 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

October 3 Organized at Elmira, N.Y. under Colonel William W. Hayt, Lieutenant Colonel Allen L. Burr
September 18 Companies D, E, G and K left State under orders to join Army of the Potomac before Petersburg
October – April Siege of Petersburg
October 23 Companies A, B, C, F, H and I left State for Petersburg, Va.
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run (Companies D, E, G and K)
November 8 Colonel Hayt died of congestion of the brain at City Point, Virginia
December 2 Joseph G. Townsend mustered in as major
December 7-12 Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad
December 12 Private Ezra Roberts of Company E “killed by cars” at City Point, Virginia
December 15 Co. K transferred to 15th New York Engineers and a new Co. K assigned. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
December 31 John J. Coppinger commissioned colonel, but not mustered and commission revoked
January 11 Captain Burrage Rice of Company C killed near Petersburg
January 25 Lt. Colonel Burr promoted to colonel and Major Townsend to lieutenant colonel
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
February 12 Captain William H. Withey of Company B promoted to major
March 25
Hatcher’s Run

The regiment lost Privates Stewart Comins and Richard Padgham of Company K killed and 13 wounded, 1 mortally

March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign

The regiment lost 5 men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 16 men wounded

March 29-30
Lewis Farm

Near Gravelly Run and Junction of Quaker and Boydton Roads. Privates Henry Davis, Emery Frank and Jamain Kimball of Company F were killed

March 31 White Oak Road
April 1 Five Forks
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
May 2-12 March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
May Duty at Washington, D.C.
June 1 Mustered out under Colonel Burr, Lt. Colonel Townsend and Major Withey. Recruits transferred to 5th N.Y. Veteran Infantry.