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Second Brigade, First Division

Colonel G W B Tompkins, 2nd New York State Militia

Colonel G W B Tompkins, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry

Second New York State Militia Infantry

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861. Mustered in United States service for three years 26 and 28 May and 1, 2, 14, 16, and 17 June, 1861. Redesignated Eighty-second New York Infantry 7 December, 1861

COLONEL G W B TOMPKINS
G W B Tompkins was appointed colonel, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL J H WILCOX
J H Wilcox was appointed lieutenant colonel, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, on 13 March, 1861, dated 19 February, 1861.

MAJOR J J DIMOCK
J J Dimock was appointed major, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, on 23 June, 1862, dated 21 May, 186

Company A: CAPT. C GRAHAM
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and C Graham was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company A, on 18 June, 1860, dated 11 January, 1860. Captain C Graham, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company A, was discharged on 5 September, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. T M REiD
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and T M Reid was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company B, on 26 May, 1858, dated 21 April, 1858. Captain T M Reid, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company B, was discharged on 6 September, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. E B STEAD
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 1 May, 1861, and E B Stead was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company C, on 9 May, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain E B Stead, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company C, was discharged on 7 August, 1861.
Company D (1st) Howitzer Corps: CAPT. T P Mott
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 21 April, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for the war as the 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D, at Washington, D. C., by Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General W D Wipple, United States Army, on 17 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service for the war as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, at Washington, D. C., by First Lieutenant W L Elwood, 5th United States Infantry, Company C, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861, and was redesignated the 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery on 7 December, 1861 (See the Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B).
Company D (2nd): CAPT. T W Davis
The company was mustered in United States service on 1 October, 1861, and First Lieutenant T W Davis, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company I, was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (2nd), on 23 January, 1862, dated 2 November, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. J Huston
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and J Huston was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company E, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. J BRADY
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and J Brady was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company F, on 17 June, 1858, dated 24 December, 1850. Captain J Brady, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company F, was discharged on 1 November, 1861.
Company G (1st): CAPT. L Jaehrling
The company was accepted in state service in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 28 April, 1861, and Captain L Jaehrling, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company G (1st), was appointed captain, 5th New York State Militia Infantry, Company K, on 23 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service as the 5th New York State Militia Infantry, Company K, at Washington, D. C., by Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General W D Wipple, United States Army, on 24 June, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).
Company G (2nd): CAPT. R BARRY
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 1 June, 1861, and Captain R Barry, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company G (2nd), was dismissed on 14 November, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. D DE COuRceY
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, between 17 April and 1 May, 1861, and D E De Courcey was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company H, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Company I: CAPT. J J DELANEY
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, between 17 April and 1 May, 1861, and J J Delaney was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company I, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. J DARROW
The company was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, between 17 April and 1 May, 1861, and J Darrow was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company K, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Engineer Corps: CAPT. S P SAGE
A detachment of twenty-five men were organised as the 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Corps Engineers, on 24 April, 1861.

Sources

"Col. Tompkinsis awaiting orders to go, and his regiment is busily engaged in making aditions to their ranks. Company E, Captain Byrne, has opened recruting offices at Nos 147 and 162 Fulton Street, and are prepared to provide men with complete uniforms."

The New York Herald, 23 April, 1861 - The Second Regiment

"The Second Regiment, Col. S. W. B. Tompkins, which has been for the past three weeks encamped at the Battery, left yesterday for Washington."

The Sun, 21 May, 1861 - Departure of the Second Regiment

"The second regiment of New York arrived in a special train about half past one o'clock yesterday, and immediately marched to the quarters provided for them in the Colonization building, and opposite the National Hotel. They left New York about eleven o'clock on Monday, and came direct through Baltimore, where they were well received. They number about nine hundred and fifty men, who are neatly uniformed and equipped. The uniform is blue army cap, dark blue jacket, and light blue pantaloons with a white stripe. They bring with them four brass howitzers and a field piece, which are worked by the howitzer corps of the regiment, numbering seventy-five men, under Captain Mott."

The National Republican, 22 May, 1861 - Arrival of troops

"The Second New York Regiment, Col. Tompkins, reached this point this morning at 3 A.M., just as dawn was beginning to manifest iteslf."

The Evening Star, 24 June, 1861 - The Second New York Regiment move forward to Ball's Cross Roads - Ball's Crossroad, Alexandria County, Va., 9 A.M. 24 June, 1861

"A squad of 150 men to complete this regiment, now in the United States service, will leave the armory, corner of Seventh street and Hall place, this afternoon, for the regiment in Virginia, under command of Captain John Kennedy."

The New York Herald, 1 July, 1861 - Second Regiment, New York State Militia

"Early in May, 1861, the writer belonged to the Howitzer Corps, Company D, 2nd N. Y. Militia, later known as 82nd N. Y. Our Captain was Thaddeus P Mott. We frequently drilled the howitzers in Tompkins Square, pulling the guns by ropes. When we arrived in Washington the war Department would not recognise a volunteer howitzer company, and the choice was given the men to be merged into one of the infantry companies or permanently detached from the regiment and organised as a battery of field artillery, Captain Mott selected the latter for the me. We were stationed at Chain Bridge, Va. We were finally designated the 3rd, N. Y. Independent battery, as 'Mott's Battey' and one of the famous Sixth Corps batteries to the end of the war."

History of the 71st regiment, N.G, N.Y, American Guard, by Augustus Theodore Francis

"Soon after his appointment, General Schenck was put in command of the First and Second Ohio Regiments of Infantry, to which subsequently was added the Second New York State Militia, then encamped near Alexandria, in Virginia."

Robert C. Schenck, U.S.A., Major General of Volunteers, published by order of Union Central Committee, 3rd Congressiona District, Ohio

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 45, Serial No.57: Record of events for Eighth-second New York Infantry, May 1861-June 1864, edited by James B Hewett

Rebellion Record: Document 180, Second Regiment N.Y.S.M., New York World, 1861

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volumes 1 & 4, by Frederick Phisterer

The Union Army: A history of military affairs in the loyal states 1861-65, records of the regiments in the Union Army, cyclopedia of battles, memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume 2, New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio

Notes

The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Companies A, B, and F, at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 17 April, 1861; Company E on 18 April, 1861; Company D on 21 April, 1861; Company G 28 April, 1861; and Company C on 1 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, under the call for 42,034 troops to serve three years by President A Lincoln on 3 May, 1861.

The Battery, on State Street and Battery Place, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, 1 & 2 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to The Battery, on State Street and Battery Place, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, by Special Orders No.22, Headquarters, First Division, New York State (Militia) Volunteers, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, at 3 PM on 1 May, 1861, and proceeded at 3 PM on 2 May, 1861. The regiment arrived at Camp Anderson, The Battery, on State Street and Battery Place, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, the same day.

Note: The 55th New York State Militia Infantry was stationed at The Battery, on State Street and Battery Place, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 1 May, 1861.

The Battery, on State Street and Battery Place, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., 19-21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the ferry boat John P Jackson across the Hudson River to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, at 11 AM on 19 May, 1861, and proceed by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 1.30 PM the same day. The regiment arrived by ferry across the Delaware River at Walnut Street Wharf, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, via Trenton, Mercer County, and Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, at 8 PM on 20 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, at 11.30 PM the same day. The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry arrived at Baltimore City, Maryland, in the morning on 21 May, 1861, was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., the same day. The regiment arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 1.30 PM on 21 May, 1861.

Colonisation Building & National Hotel, at the corner of Four & a Half Mile Street & Pennsylvania Anevue, Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was stationed at the Colonisation Building and the National Hotel, at the corner of Four and a Half Mile Street and Pennsylvania Anevue, Washington, D. C., on 21 May, 1861.

Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., 22 May, 1861: Major General C W Sandford, New York Volunteers, was ordered to assume immediate command of all the regiments of his State within the District of Columbia, and to report directly to general headquarters by Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861.

Colonisation Building & National Hotel, at the corner of Four & a Half Mile Street & Pennsylvania Anevue, to Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, Washington, D. C., 26 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry arrived at Camp Draper, near Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol buildings, Washington, D. C., on 26 May, 1861.

Mustered in three years, Washington, D. C., 26 & 28 May & 1, 2, 6, 14, 16 & 17 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company H, was mustered in United States service for three years at Washington, D. C., by Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General W D Wipple, United States Army, on 26 May, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861; Companies A and B on 28 May, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861; Company I on 1 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861; Company E on 2 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861; Company K on 6 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861; Company C on 14 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861; Companies F and G (2nd) on 16 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861; and Company D (1st) on 17 June, 1861.

Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., Company G (2nd), 1 & 19 June, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Company G (2nd), under the command of Captain A R Barry, was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 1 June, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 5 PM on 19 June, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company G (1st), under the command of Captain L Jaehrling, was mustered in United States service as the 5th New York State Militia Infantry, Company K, at Washington, D. C., by Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General W D Wipple, United States Army, on 24 June, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, Washington, D. C., to Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, 23-24 June, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., in the evening on 23 June, 1861, and arrived near Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 3 AM on 24 June, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Brigadier General R C Schenck, United States Army, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived via Old Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived via Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day. The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry encamped near Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 17 July, 1861, and was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861. The regiment was stationed near the Warrenton Turnpike, one mile south of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 2.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 5 AM the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM the same day. The regiment arrived at Vienna via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3.30 AM on 22 July, 1861, and proceeded to Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was stationed near the tollgate on Seventh Street, D. C., on 5 August, 1861.

Redesignated 82nd New York Infantry, 7 December, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry was redesignated the 82nd New York Infantry on 7 December, 1861.

Mustered out, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, 25 June, 1864: The 82nd New York Infantry was mustered out at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 25 June, 1864, and the men not entitled to be mustered out were consolidated as Companies A, B, C, D, and E on 22 May, 1864. The men of the 42nd New York Infantry not entitled to be mustered out were assigned to the 82nd New York Infantry on 28 June, 1864, and the 82nd New York Infantry was assigned to the 59th New York infantry, Companies E, F, G, H, and I, on 10 July, 1864 (See the Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Note: The three years' men of the 34th New York Infantry were assigned to the 82nd New York Infantry on 8 June, 1863 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Brigadier General R C Schenck, United States Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army: R C Schenck, Ohio, was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Organisation of Brigadier General C P Stone's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Brigadier General C P Stone, United States Volunteers; 2nd New York State Militia Infantry; 34th New York Infantry; 42nd New York Infantry; 1st Minnesota Infantry

Note: The 2nd New State Militia Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General C P Stone'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.19: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp373-377
Brigadier General R S Schenck, United States Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated 23 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.16: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp348-352
Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 27 July, 1861