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First Brigade, Fifth Division

Colonel A Von Steinwehr, 29th New York Infantry

Colonel A Von Steinwehr, 29th New York Infantry

Twenty-ninth New York Infantry

Mustered in United States service for two years 4 and 6 June, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 23 June, 1861. Not engaged in the first battle of Bull Run

COLONEL A VON STEINWEHR
A Von Steinwehr was appointed colonel, 29th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 23 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C SOEST
Captain C Soest, Company F, was mustered in United States service as lieutenant colonel, 29th New York Infantry, on 6 June, 1861, appointed lieutenant colonel on 20 June, 1861, dated 23 May, 1861.

MAJOR L W P WAINWRIGHT
L Livingston was appointed major, 29th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 23 May, 1861, and resigned on 2 June, 1861. W P Wainwright mustered in United States service as major, 29th New York Infantry, on 9 August, 1861, and was appointed major, on 7 January, 1862, dated 17 June, 1861.

Company A: CAPT. W WARnecKE
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, under the command of Captain A H Sas, on 7 May, 1861, and Captain A H Sas was dismissed by the United States Medical Inspector on 30 May, 1861. First Lieutenant W Warnecke, 29th New York Infantry, Company A, was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company A, on 4 July, 1861, dated 31 May, 1861, and was discharged on 10 September, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. C WEINHOLD
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 12 May, 1861, and C Weinhold was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company B, on 4 July, 1861, dated 13 May, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. G SEYDEL
The company was accepted at New York City, New York County, New York, on 9 May, 1861, and G Seydel was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company C, on 4 July, 1861, dated 13 May, 1861. Captain G Seydel, 29th New York Infantry, Company C, resigned on 24 July, 1861, and First Lieutenant J O Gitterman, 29th New York Infantry, Company C, on 2 October, 1862, dated 2 August, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. G MEISER
The company was accepted at New York City, New York County, New York, on 15 May, 1861, G Meiser was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company D, on 4 July, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. H VON NOSTITZ
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 15 May, 1861, and H Von Nostitz was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company E, on 4 July, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. C BERNE
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, under the command of Captain C Soest, on 15 May, 1861, and Captain C Soest, 29th New York Infantry, Company F, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 29th New York Infantry, on 23 May, 1861. First Lieutenant C Berne, 29th New York Infantry, Company G, was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company F, on 4 July, 1861, dated 2 June, 1861.
Company G: CAPT. U GULLMAN
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 16 May, 1861, and U Gullman was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company G, on 4 July, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. C BOOKWOOD
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 17 May, 1861, and C Bookwood was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company H, on 4 July, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861. Captain C Bookwood, 29th New York Infantry, Company H, was assigned to Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and First Lieutenant O Von Meusel, 29th New York Infantry, Company I, was appointed captain 29th New York Infantry, Company H, on 2 August, 1861 (See Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery).
Company I: CAPT. A ECKEL
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 18 May, 1861, and A Eckel was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company I, on 4 July, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861. Captain A Eckel, 29th New York Infantry, Company I, resigned on 28 August, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. A PRAHL
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 May, 1861, and A Prahl was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company K, on 4 July, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861. Captain A Prahl, 29th New York Infantry, Company K, was discharged on 31 July, 1861, and First Lieutenant O Von Francois, 29th New York Infantry, Company E, was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company K, on 9 August, 1861.
Drum Corps: Drum Maj. H Hansen
Independent Company: CAPT. J SCHOENINGER
The company was organised with the three years' men of the 29th New York Infantry on 2 June, 1863, and First Lieutenant & Quartermaster J Schoeninger was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Independent Company, on 29 June, 1863, dated 8 June, 1863. The company was disbanded and the men assigned to the 68th New York Infantry on 19 April, 1864.

Sources

"This is a regiment of Germans, under command of Col. von Steinwehr, numbering 790 men, who are quartered in a beautiful wooded inclosure known as Conrad's Elm Park."

The New York Daily Tribune, 4 June, 1861 - Twenty-ninth regiment

"The fine body of men, numbering 780 rank and file, arrived here at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, having left their camp in New York city on the evening before. They are in regular United States unform, dark blue jacket and cap, light blueish grey overcoat."

The National Republican, 24 June, 1861 - Arrival of the New York twenty-ninth regiment

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Eighty-ninth session, 1866, Volume 4, Nos. 61 to 85 inclusive, by New York Legislature Assembly

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 3, by Frederick Phisterer.

Notes

The 29th New York Infantry was accepted in state service at Camp Jones' Wood, Jones' Wood, between Sixty-sixth and Sixty-ninth Streets and First Avenue and East River, New York City, New York County, New York, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to Conrad's Elm Park, between Ninetieth and Ninety-fourth Streets and Bloomingdale Road, New York City, New York County, New York, on 18 May, 1861.

Mustered in two years, Conrad's Elm Park, between Ninetieth & Ninety-fourth Streets & Bloomingdale Road, New York City, New York County, New York, 4 & 6 June, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry, Companies A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K, were mustered in United States service for two years at Conrad's Elm Park, between Ninetieth and Ninety-fourth Streets and Bloomingdale Road, New York City, New York County, New York, by Captain S B Hayman, 7th United States Infantry, Company B, on 4 June, 1861, and Company B on 6 June, 1861.

Conrad's Elm Park, between Ninetieth & Ninety-fourth Streets & Bloomingdale Road, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 21-22 June, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry (780) was ordered to proceed by the ferry Colden on the North or Hudson River at Jersey City Ferry Terminal, Courtlandt Street, New York City, New York County, New York, to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, at 5 PM on 21 June, 1861, and proceeded by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., the same day. The regiment arrived by ferry at Washington Street Wharf, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, via Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, at 12 AM on 22 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, at 2.30 AM the same day. The 29th New York Infantry arrived at President Street Station, on President Street, Baltimore City, Maryland, at 8.30 AM on 22 June, 1861, and by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 2 PM the same day.

Woods near Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, D. C., 2 July, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Dorsheimer, in woods near Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, D. C., in the evening on 2 July, 1861 (See the 31st New York Infantry).

Special Orders No.169, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., 3 July, 1861: The 8th New York Infantry, the 29th New York Infantry, and the 39th New York Infantry were assigned to Colonel L Blenker, 8th New York Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., on 3 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel L Blenker, 8th New York Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Washington, D. C., to Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 9 July, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., on 9 July, 1861, and arrived near Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day.

Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, to Alexandria, Virginia, 13 July, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry was ordered two miles west of Alexandria, Virginia, on 13 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Little River Turnpike to Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to the Old Braddock Road in the morning on 17 July, 1861, and arrived at Farr's Crossroads, near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1.30 PM the same day. The 29th New York Infantry arrived near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, in the evening on 17 July, 1861, and was ordered proceed by the Old Braddock Road to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861. The regiment arrived near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: Varian's Light Artillery was ordered to return the six 6 pounder smoothbores to the United States Ordnance Department at 10 PM on 20 July, 1861, and proceeded to Washington D. C. at 1 AM on 21 July, 1861, (See Varian's Light Artillery). The six 6 pounder smoothbores were assigned to a detachment of the 29th New York Infantry, mainly Company H, and the 8th New York Infantry, under the command of Captain C Bookwood, and was designated as Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery).

Heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry was ordered to the heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was assigned as a reserve on the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day. Four companies were stationed on the road between Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 29th New York Infantry was ordered to the Warrenton Turnpike, between Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Cub Run, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at Washington, D. C., via Fairfax Courthouse and Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Note: The 29th New York Infantry was stationed at the Caspari House, near the Capitol building, on South A Street, between East First Street and New Jersey Avenue, Washington, D. C., on 23 July, 1861.

Casparis' House, near the Capitol building, on South A Street, between East First Street & New Jersey Avenue, Washington, D. C., to Roach's Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, 26 July, 1861: The 29th New York Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River by the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., by Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., to Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), Alexandria County, Virginia, on 26 July, 1861, dated 24 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 8th New York Infantry and the 39th New York Infantry.

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 20 June, 1863: The three years' men of the 29th New York Infantry were organised as the 29th New York Infantry, Independent Company, under the command of Captain J Schoeninger, on 2 June, 1863, and the 29th New York Infantry was mustered out at New York City, New York County, New York, on 20 June, 1863.

Note: The 29th New York Infantry, Independent Company, was assigned to the 68th New York Infantry on April 19, 1864.

Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army: Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, was stationed at Fort Kearney, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, on 14 April, 1861, and was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 15 April, 1861. He was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Companies E and F, and arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, in the afternoon on 29 April, 1861. Colonel D S Miles was ordered to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on 22 May, 1861, dated 4 May, 1861, and arrived on 29 May, 1861. He arrived at Camp Brady, near Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in the morning on 8 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Company K. Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, was ordered to proceed by the Cumberland Valley Railroad to Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Companies C and K; the 3rd United States Infantry, Companies B, D, G, H, and K; and the 8th United States Infantry, Company G. He arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, and Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 1 AM on 20 June, 1861.

Colonel L Blenker, 8th New York Infantry, First Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army: L Blenker was appointed colonel, 8th New York Infantry, on 31 May, 1861, and brigadier general of volunteers by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 9 August, 1861.

Organisation of Colonel Blenker's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Colonel L Blenker, 8th New York Infantry; 8th New York Infantry, 29th New York Infantry, 39th New York Infantry, 27th Pennsylvania Infantry

Note: The 29th New York Infantry was assigned to Colonel L Blenker's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.57: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp426-428
Colonel L Blenker, First Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, dated Roach’s Mills (old cotton factory), Alexandria County, Virginia, 4 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.56: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp422-426
Colonel D S Miles, Second United States Infantry, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, dated 17 July, 1861; Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 19 July, 1861; near Alexandria, Virginia, 24 July, 1861