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“Rochester Regiment”

The 13th New York Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 67 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 29 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
April 25 Organized at Rochester, New York, and mustered in for two years’ service.
May 4 Moved to Elmira, New York.
May 14 The 13th New York Infantry Regiment mustered into United States service for three months under the command of Colonel Isaac F. Quinby and Major Oliver L. Terry.
May 21 Captain Carl Stephan of Company B was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
May 30 Left New York for Washington, D. C. and attached to Sherman’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia. Camped on Meridian Hill, Defenses of Washington
June 3 At Fort Corcoran
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Virginia.
July 17 Occupation of Fairfax Court House
July 18
Blackburn’s Ford
July 21

Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)

The regiment lost 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 25 enlisted men wounded and 20 enliisted men missing or captured.

Private¬†Myron H. Ranney of Company G was awarded the Medal of Honor for “Extrordinary heroism.” Private Ranney “picked up the colors and carried them off the field after the Color Bearer had been shot down; was himself wounded.”

August 2 Transferred to United States service for balance of term by order of Governor Morgan. Duty at Fort Corcoran, Defenses of Washington
August 5 Colonel Quinby resigned.
August 20 John Pickell (West Point Class of 1822) was commissioned colonel.
September Attached to Martindale’s Brigade, Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
January 9 Major Terry resigned and Captain Francis A. Schoeffel of Company E was promoted to major.
March 16

Peninsula Campaign

Moved to the Virginia Peninsula and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac

March 31 Colonel John Pickell was discharged for sickness. He would die in January of 1865 at age 63.
April 1 Captain Elisha G. Marshall, U.S.A., was commissioned colonel.
April 5 Warwick Road
April 5-May 4

Siege of Yorktown

April 11-13 Reconnaissance from Yorktown
May Attached 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps
May 24 New Bridge
May 24 Captain George Hyland of Company B was promoted to major.
May 27

Battle of Hanover Court House

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 6 wounded

May 27-29 Operations about Hanover Court House
June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

June 26

Mechanicsville

June 27

Gaines Mill

The regiment lost 1 officer and 18 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 51 enlisted men wounded, and 2 officers and 54 enlisted men missing or captured.

June 30

White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bend

July 1

Malvern Hill

July 13 Lieutenant Colonel Carl Stephan resigned and Major Francis Schoeffel was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
July At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-28 Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville.
August 28-September 2

Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 30

Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)

The 13th New York Infantry Regiment was commanded by Colonel Elisha Marshall. It lost 3 officers and 38 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 62 enlisted men wounded, and 8 enlsted men missing.

The 13th New York is referenced on a trailside marker on the Deep Cut loop trail on the Manassas battlefield.

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

The regiment was in reserve and lost no casualties.

September 19

Shepherdstown

The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men wounded and 12 enlisted men missing or captured

September At Sharpsburg, Maryland.
October 30-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Virginia.
December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 6 officers and 52 enlisted men wounded, and 7 enlisted men missing or captured.

December 29-30 Expedition to Richards’ and Ellis’ Fords
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February At Falmouth
April 26-27 Two years men were ordered home. Three years’ men were consolidated to a battalion of two Companies and assigned duty as Provost Guard, 1st Division, 5th Corps.
April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The battalion lost 4 enlisted men wounded and 1 missing

May 14 Two years men were mustered out at the expiration of their terms of enlistment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Schoeffel while Colonel Marshall was engaged in court martial duty
June 23 Three years’ men under the command of Captain William Downey were transferred to the 140th New York Infantry Regiment.