“2nd Auburn Regiment”
“Cayuga and Wayne County Regiment”
The 9th New York Heavy Artillery lost 6 officers and 198 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 254 enlisted men to disease (41 in Confederate prisons) during the Civil War.
|Organized at Auburn, N.Y. and mustered in as the 138th Regiment New York Infantry under the command of Colonel Joseph Welling. Attached to 1st Brigade, Defenses of Washington, D.C., north of the Potomac|
|December 9||Designation changed to 9th Heavy Artillery. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Defenses North of the Potomac|
|December||Garrison duty n the Defenses of Washington, D.C. during which time built and garrisoned Forts Mansfield, Bayard, Gaines and Foote.|
|February 5||22nd New York Battery assigned to Regiment as Company M. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Haskins’ Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington|
|May 21||Colonel Welling was discharged. William H. Seward was promoted to colonel.|
|December 4||Company L organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in|
|May||Attached to 3rd Brigade, Haskins’ Division, 22nd Army Corps|
|May 18||Relieved from garrison duty and ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|May 26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
|May 31 to July 10||3rd Battalion (companies C, I, L & F) detached to Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps|
The regiment lost 43 men killed or mortally wounded, 99 men wounded, and 6 missing.
|June 1-3||Bethesda Church|
|June 18-19||First Assault on Petersburg|
|June 18-July 6||Siege of Petersburg|
|June 22-23||Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad|
|July 6-8||Moved to Baltimore, Md.|
The regiment lost 51 men killed or mortally wounded, 79 men wounded, and 175 men missing. Colonel Seward was wounded in the arm and broke his leg when his horse fell on him. He would not return to the regiment, being promoted to brigadier general after recuperating from his wound.
Major Charles Burgess took command of the regiment.
|July 10||2nd Battalion detached with 1st Brigade, Hardin’s Division, 22nd Army Corps|
|August 7-November 28||Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Atached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division|
|August 21-22||Near Charlestown|
|September 13||Colonel Seward was promoted to brigadier general. Edward P. Taft was promoted to colonel.|
The regiment lost 22 men killed or mortally wounded and 20 men wounded.
|September 23||2nd Battalion detached with Keim’s Provisional Brigade, 22nd Army Corps|
|September 23||The 3rd Battalion rejoined Regiment.|
The regiment lost 64 men killed or mortally wounded and 144 men wounded.
|October-December||Duty at Kernstown|
|November 28||Colonel Taft was discharged. Major James W. Snyder was promoted to colonel.|
|December 3||Moved to Washington, D.C. then to Petersburg, Va.|
|December-April||Siege of Petersburg, Va.|
|March 25||Fort Fisher, Petersburg|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
Fall of Petersburg
Four men were killed in the final assault.
|April 5||Amelia Springs|
One man was killed.
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April 17-27||Expedition to Danville|
|May-June||Duty at Danville and at Richmond|
|June||Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to 1st Brigade, Hardin’s Division; 22nd Army Corps|
|June 8||Corps Review|
|June 27||Consolidated to four Companies , and transferred to 2nd New York Heavy Artillery|