United States Regiments & Batteries > New York

The 144th New York Infantry Volunteer Regiment lost 2 officers and 37 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 174 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Delhi, N.Y.
September 27 Mustered in under the command of Colonel Robert S. Hughston and Lieutenant Colonel David E. Gregory and Major Robert F. Johnson.
October 11 Left State for Washington, D.C.
October Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, Defenses of Washington
February Assigned to 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
April 18 Ordered to Suffolk, Va. and assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
April 20-May 4
Siege of Suffolk
May 3 Providence Church Road
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May Assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps
May 24 Colonel Hughston was discharged. He had accepted the appointment with the understanding that he would only “raise the regiment and bring it into the field” and his resignation was approved with the comment “He is an excellent gentleman but not a good military officer.”(1) Lieutenant Colonel Gregory was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign.
July 10 Ordered to Washington, D.C.
July 13-22 Pursuit of Lee to Berlin, Md. assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
August 1-10 Moved to Folly Island, S.C. and assigned to 2nd Brigade, Gordon’s Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South
August 11-
September 7
Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston
August 17-23 Bombardment of Fort Sumter and Charleston
September 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg
September Operations against Charleston and duty on Folly Island, S.C.,
October 27-
November 9
Bombardment of Fort Sumter
January Moved to Hilton Head, S.C.
February Ordered to Jacksonville, Fla. and duty there assigned to 1st Brigade, Ames’ Division, District of Florida
April Assigned to District of Florida, Dept. of the South
May 31-June 3 Expedition from Jacksonville to Camp Milton
June Moved to Hilton Head, S. C. and assigned to District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South
July 2-10 Expedition to Johns and James Islands against Charleston
July 9 Operations against Battery Pringle, Johns Island
July-November Duty in District of Hilton Head, S.C.
October Assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South
October 24 Colonel Gregory resigned due to the illness of his wife.
November 28-30 Hatch’s Expedition up Broad River. Assigned to 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South
November 30 Battle of Honey Hill, S.C.
December 6-9 Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad
December 6 Deveaux’s Neck
December 9 Tullifinney River
January Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., and duty in that district assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South
May Assigned to Port Royal, Dept. of the South
June 25 Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st New York Engineers.

(1) Colonels in Blue: New York, Roger D. Hunt, p. 151