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28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry

 
 
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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 1902 by State of New York.
 
Location. 38° 28.229′ N, 77° 59.483′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper
Culpeper National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Culpeper National Cemetery
County. Marker is on U.S. Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Culpeper National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
 
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); Culpeper Court House ( approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Culpeper Court House ( approx. 0.2 miles away); A Tribute to Black Americans – Early 1900s ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Eppa Rixey Boyhood Home ( approx. mile 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.) 
 
Additional comments.
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.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,455 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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