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Schenectady in the Civil War: One Hundred Thirty-fourth Regiment of Infantry

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[This information is from Chapter XXV, pp. 346-371 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this project. The names of the soldiers are in the order they were in the book.]

The Hon. George E. Danforth received authority, July 19th, 1862, to recruit this regiment in the counties of Delaware, Schenectady and Schoharie. It was organized at Schoharie and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years, September 22d and 23d, 1862. June 5th, 1865, the men not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred to the 102d N. Y. Vols.

The companies were recruited principally: A, B and F at Schenectady; C and K at Schoharie; D at Middleburgh, Fulton and Broome; E at Blenheim, Gilboa, Broome, Jefferson, Conesville and Summit; G at Cobleskill, Richmondville, Sharon, Seward and Gilboa; H at Schenectady and Duanesburgh; I at Schenectady, Fulton, Conesville, Wright, Broome, Duanesburgh, Gilboa, Middleburgh and Glen.

The regiment left the state under the command of Lieutenant Colonel J. S. DeAgreda, September 25, 1862. It served in the Second Brigade, Second Division, Eleventh Corps, from October, 1862; in the First Brigade, Second Division, Eleventh Corps, from May, 1863; on detached service at Alexandria, Va., in August, 1863; in Second Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Corps, from April, 1864, and commanded by Colonel Allan H. Jackson, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 10, 1865 at Bladensburgh, Md. During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 4 officers, 59 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 25 enlisted men; of disease and other causes 3 officers, 91 enlisted men; total, 8 officers, 175 enlisted men; aggregate, 183; of whom 19 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; and it took part in the following engagements, etc.: Chancellorsville, Va.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Hagerstown, Md.; Wauhatchie, Tenn.; Chattanooga and Rossville, Tenn.; Missionary Ridge; Atlanta, Ga.; Rocky Faced Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Pine Mountain, Golgotha, Culp's Farm, The Assault, Marietta, Chattahoochie River, Peachtree Crossing, Peachtree Creek, Sandersville, near Greensboro, Monteich Swamp, Savannah, Campaign of the Carolinas; Robertsville, S.C.; Lexington Cross Roads, S. C.; Aversboro, N. C.; Bentonville, N. C.; Smithfield, N. C.; Raleigh, N. C.; Bennett House, N. C.

In the Field and Staff

All above, unless otherwise mentioned, were discharged June 10, 1865, near Bladensburg, Md.

Non-Commissioned Staff

All above were discharged June 10, 1865, near Bladensburg, Md.

Company A

Company B

Company F

Company H

Company I

Company K

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