A History of the 134th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War (Studies in American History v. 16)
By: Charles H. Cosgrove (author)Hardback
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The New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (NYSV) was one of the few regiments to serve in both the eatern and western theatres of the war. It also had the misfortune to to, for a good deal of it's tenure, attached to the ill-fated Eleventh corps. Highlights of the regiment's service were it's near annihilation at Gettysburg; action around Chattanooga; the brutal march to and from Knoxville; it's almost daily action during the Atlanta Campaign, followed by the March to the Sea; and the Campaign of the Carolinas. It contains excerpts from primary school documents, including diareis, memoris, letters local newspapers, company order books and medical records from the National Archives.
Part 1 Birth of a regiment: organization; recruitment; rendezvous at Schoharie fairgrounds; joining the XI Corps and the army of the Potomac at Arlington Heights; training; disease. Part 2 Rude awakening: poor condition of ordinance; thoroughfare gap reconnaissance; Fredericksburg; mud march; wintering on the Rappahannock and Aquia Creek; officer discontent and resignations; disease; desertions; disabilities; improved ordinance. Part 3 Edge of disaster: march to Chancellorsville; XI Corps flanked; marching out of action; lost and isolated; rejoining the Corps; prejudice against the German soldier; morale. Part 4 Shoot-out on Steven's run: refitting; march to Gettysburg; facing the enemy; near annihilation on Steven's run; regroup on Cemetery Hill; shelling; skeletal regiment. Part 5 The West beckons: chasing the army of Northern Virginia; reputation of the XI Corps; Alexandria; causes of desertions; transfer to Chattanooga and the army of the Cumberland; Bridgeport, AL. Part 6 Only their feet were bloodied: march to Chattanooga; cracker line; mission ridge; march to Knoxville; wintering in Lookout Valley. Part 7 Assault on Rocky Face Ridge: XX Corps; opening fire in Atlanta campaign; assaults on Rocky Face Ridge; casualties. Part 8 Counterstrike at Peachtree Creek: Atlanta campaign continued; Resaca; New Hope Church; Pine Mountain; Mud Creek (near Lost Mountain); Kenesaw Mountain; Peachtree Creek; Atlanta. Part 9 Three hundred miles to salt water: casualties; occupation of Atlanta; march to the sea; foraging; destruction; Hutchinson Island. Part 10 Following the North star: occupation of Savannah; campaign of the Carolinas; foraging; destruction; victory; march to Washington. Part 11 The grand review: crowd reaction; discharge; home; aftermath; appendix - a sketch of prison life, Andrew Kelly.
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