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28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry

 
 
28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2008
1. 28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.  
28th Regt.
New York State
Volunteer
Infantry

1st Brig.
1st Div.
12th Corps
Army of the Potomac

Organized at Albany, N.Y., May 18, 1861 in response to the first call for volunteers. Mustered into the United States service for two years, May 22, 1861. Ordered at once to the field. Serving in the Shenandoah Valley and Army of the Potomac under Generals Patterson, Banks, Pope, McClellan, Burnside, and Hooker - Total number enrolled, 1010 - Total casualties 488 - Mustered out at Lockport, N.Y. June 2, 1863 - 522-
At the Battle of
Cedar Mountain, Va.
Aug. 9, 1862
The regiment numbered - officers and men engaged 357 - the casualties in this engagement were - killed and mortally wounded 57 - Wounded 61 - Prisoners 92 - Total loss 210 - Every officer engaged was killed, wounded, or taken prisoner.

Other engagements and skirmishes - Martinsburg, Va. - Point of Rocks, Va. - Balls Bluff, Va. - Winchester, Va. - Columbia Furnace, Va. - Banks Retreat, Va. - Shenandoah Valley, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Antietam, Md - Chancellorsville, Va.
 
Erected
Culpeper National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Culpeper National Cemetery
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1902 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1915.
 
Location. 38° 28.229′ N, 77° 59.483′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on U.S. Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located in the Culpeper National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventh Ohio Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Culpeper National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
 
Also see . . .
1. 28th New York Infantry Regiment. The regiment was also known as the "Scott Life Guard" and the "Niagra Rifles." (Submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Regimental History Site. Site providing more details of the regiment's service and rosters of the unit. (Submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 14, 2012
3. 28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry Marker
Pennsylvania Monument is seen in the background.
 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Flag of the 28th NY
The flag of the 28th NY was captured by the 5th Virginia Infantry at the Battle of Cedar Mountain. It was later returned to the veterans and is documented in "Buckley's History of the Great Reunion of the North and South, and of the Blue and Gray," by William Buckley . . . [Staunton, c1923].
    — Submitted January 10, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,643 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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