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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

Second New York State Militia/Eighty-second New York 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, 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, on 13 March, 1861, dated 19 February, 1861.

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

Company A: CAPT. C GRAHAM
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and C Graham was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company A, on 18 June, 1860, dated 11 January, 1860. Captain C Graham, 2nd New York State Militia, Company A, was discharged on 5 September, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. T M REE(I)D
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and T M Ree(i)d was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company B, on 26 May, 1858, dated 21 April, 1858. Captain T M Ree(i)d, 2nd New York State Militia, Company B, was discharged on 6 September, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. E B STEAD
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 1 May, 1861, and E B Stead was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company C, on 9 May, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain E B Stead, 2nd New York State Militia, Company C, was discharged on 7 August, 1861.
Company D (1st): CAPT. J Kennedy
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 2 May, 1861.
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, Company I, was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company D (2nd), on 23 January, 1862, dated 2 November, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. J Huston
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and J Huston was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company E, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. J BRADY
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and J Brady was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company F, on 17 June, 1858, dated 24 December, 1850. Captain J Brady, 2nd New York State Militia, 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 New York City, New York County, New York, on 28 April, 1861, and Captain L Jaehrling, 2nd New York State Militia, Company G (1st), was appointed captain, 5th New York State Militia, Company K, on 23 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service as the 5th New York State Militia, 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 New York City, New York County, New York, on 1 June, 1861, and Captain R Barry, 2nd New York State Militia, Company G (2nd), was dismissed on 14 November, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. D DE COuRceY
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) April or May, 1861, and D E De Courcey was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company H, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Company I: CAPT. J J DELANEY
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) April or May, 1861, and J J Delaney was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company I, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. J DARROW
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) April or May, 1861, and J Darrow was appointed captain, 2nd New York State Militia, Company K, on 23 January, 1862, dated 21 May, 1861.
Howitzer Corps: CAPT. T P Mott
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 April, 1861, and 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. The company was redesignated the 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery on 7 December, 1861 (See the Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B).
Engineer Corps: CAPT. F P SAGE, JR.
A detachment was assigned to the 2nd New York State Militia (27), Corps Engineers, under the command of Captain F P Sage, Jr., and First Lieutenant J Vanderpool, on 24 April, 1861, and Sergeant S Brower, 2nd New York State Militia, Corps Engineers, was assigned to command the 2nd New York State Militia, Corps Engineers, on 20 May, 1861.

Sources

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

New York Herald (New York City, New York County, New York), 23 April, 1861 - The Second Regiment

"New York, April 30. Steamer Star of the South has the Twenty-eighth Regiment on board, and will sail in the morning. The Columbia sails tomorrow with the Second Regiment. The Columbia sails tomorrow with the Second Regiment. The Harriet Lane will convoy them."

Boston Evening Transcript (Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts), 30 April, 1861 - New York

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

Sun (New York City, New York County, New York), 21 May, 1861 - Departure of the Second Regiment

"This morning at nine o’clock two trains loaded with Government troops arrived at the Philadelphia station, President Street. The trains each numbered fifteen cars, and brought on the Second New York Regiment, known as The State Guard. The regiment numbers one thousand, rank and file, and is under command of Col. G. W. Tompkins. Attached to the regiment is an artillery corps of eighty me, under command of Lieut. Vanderpul, arrived with sabers and accompanied by four howitzers."

South (Baltimore City, Maryland), 21 May, 1861 - Passage of troops

"There is an artillery corps attached, commanded by Captain Mott, son of the distinguished doctor of that name. They bring with them 4 mounted howitzers, and one six pounder."

New York Herald (New York City, New York County, New York), 22 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."

National Republican (Washington, D. C.), 22 May, 1861 - Arrival of troops

"The Second regiment of New York State Militia is completely disbanded, owing to the demoralisation and dissatisfaction. Company H was mustered into Company I of the New York Fifth."

Commercial Advertiser (New York City, New York County, New York), 30 May, 1861 - Washington, Thursday, 30 May

"The New York 2d regiment has disbanded. One of the companies has joined the New York 5th."

Springfield Republican (Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts), 31 May, 1861

"A squad of men, numbering one hundred and fifty, under command of Captains Reid and Kennedy, will leave the armory, corner of Seventh street and Hall place, this afternoon, for the purpose of joining the regiment in Washington."

New York Herald (New York City, New York County, New York), 8 June, 1861 - The Second Regiment

"Alderman Richard Barry, Captain of Company G, Second regiment New York State Militia, now encamped in Washington, will start tomorrow at six o'clock for Washington, with his company, to join the regiment."

New York Herald (New York City, New York County, New York), 12 June, 1861 - Second Regiment

"The third squad of recruits for this regiment, now in the service of the United States at Washington, will leave on Monday under charge of Captain Stead and Lieutenant Dimock."

New York Herald (New York City, New York County, New York), 15 June, 1861 - Second New York State Militia

"Lieutenants P. J. Downey and J. W. Dempsey have arrived from Washington. Lieut. Downey wishes 25 men for the artillery. He is recruiting at No.26 Cherry street. Lieut. Dempsey wishes 25 for Company H, light infantry. Recruiting office at corner of Hall place and Seventh street. To leave on Monday next."

New York Tribune (New York City, New York County, New York), 20 June, 1861 - Recruits for the Second Regiment

"The Second New York Regiment, Col. Tompkins, reached this point this morning at 3 A.M., just as dawn was beginning to manifest itself. The march across the river was made in good time and order, without occurrence worthy of note."

Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 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."

New York Herald (New York City, New York County, New York), 1 July, 1861 - Second Regiment, New York State Militia

"The New York 2d Regiment, State militia, now at Ball's Cross Roads, will soon change their camp several miles thence. It numbers about 850 men. One company are performing duty on the Potomac."

Journal of Commerce, Jr. (New York City, New York County, New York), 1 July, 1861

"Among the recruits for the various regiments here, which will probably arrive this morning, are forty recruits for the second New York regiment, now encamped at Ball's Crossroads, and forty recruits for the Highlanders. A detachment of sappers and miners, and a large body of recruits for the Garibaldi Guard, who have all been recruited in New York city, within the past week, are also expected today. One hundred men, one hundred and twenty horses, and a number of ambulances, for the second Maine regiment, now stationed over the river, will also arrive today."

National Republican (Washington, D. C.), 8 July, 1861 - Recruits on the way

"The battery of the New York 2d enlisted for three years, or the war, and is providing itself with horses for active service. They are one hundred men, under Capt. Mott."

New York Tribune (New York City, New York County, New York), 16 July, 1861 - The Second New York Battery

Books/ Manuscripts

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

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

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

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

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 was not order into active service under the call for 75,000 volunteer militia to serve three months on 15 April, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the call for 42,034 volunteers to serve three years, unless sooner discharged, on 20 May, 1861, dated 3 May, 1861.

Organisation of 2nd Regiment (328), First Brigade, First Division, New York State Militia, 8 January, 1861: Colonel G W B Tompkins, Lieutenant Colonel Vacant, Major J T Dimock; Company A (37), Captain C Graham; Company B (40), Captain T M Ree(i)d; Company C (19), Captain J Cromie; Company D (29), Captain J Kennedy; Company E (27), Captain P D Kelly; Company F (49), Captain J Brady; Company G (36), Captain L Jaehrling; Company H (44), Captain D DeCourcey; Company I, Captain Vacant; Company K, Captain Vacant

Accepted in state service, New York City, New York County, New York, 17 April-(?) April or May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Companies A, B, and F, were accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 17 April, 1861; Company E on 18 April, 1861; Company G 28 April, 1861; Company C on 1 May, 1861; Company D (1st) on 2 May, 1861; and Companies H, I, and K, on (?) April or May, 1861.

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

Note: Two companies of the 55th New York State Militia, under the command of Colonel E Le Gal, were stationed at The Battery, on State Street and Battery Place, New York City, New York County, New York, on 1 May, 1861.

Organisation of 2nd New York State Militia, 12 May, 1861: Colonel G W Tompkins, Lieutenant Colonel J H Wilcox, Major J J Dimock; Company A (100), Captain C Graham; Company B (86), Captain T M Ree(i)d; Company C (78), Captain E B Stead; Company D (83), Captain J Kennedy; Company E (85), Captain J Huston; Company F (90), Captain J Brady; Company G (74), Captain L Jaehrling; Company H (85), Captain D De Courcey; Company I (83), Captain J J Delaney; Company K (85), Captain J Darrow; Howitzer Corps (25), Captain T Mott; Corps Engineers (27), Captain F P Sage, Jr.

Department of Washington, 21 May-23 June, 1861

The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed at Camp Anderson, The Battery, on State Street and Battery Place, New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was ordered to proceed by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 4 PM on 20 May, 1861 (See Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B).

Camp Anderson, The Battery, on State Street & Battery Place, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 20-21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia (950) was ordered to proceed by the ferry John P Jackson on the North or Hudson River at Jersey City Ferry, on Courtlandt Street, New York City, New York County, New York, to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, at 11 AM on 20 May, 1861, and to proceed by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 1.30 PM the same day. The regiment arrived by ferry on the Delaware River at Walnut Street wharf, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 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 arrived at President Street Station, at the intersection of President Street and Canton Avenue, Baltimore City, Maryland, at 9 AM on 21 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 10.45 AM 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.

Note: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia was stationed at the Continental Hotel, on Chester and corner of Ninth Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in the evening on 20 May, 1861 (See the 71st New York State Militia).

Organisation of 2nd New York State Militia, 21 May, 1861: Colonel G W Tompkins, Lieutenant Colonel J H Wilcox, Major J J Dimock; Company A, Captain C Graham; Company B, Captain T M Ree(i)d; Company C, Second Lieutenant C E Robinson; Company D, Captain J Kennedy; Company E, Captain J Huston; Company F, Captain J Brady; Company G, Captain L Jaehrling; Company H, Captain D De Courcey; Company I, Captain J J Delaney; Company K, Captain J Darrow; Howitzer Corps, Captain T Mott; Corps Engineers, Captain F P Sage, Jr.

New Colonisation Society building, on the corner of Four & a Half Mile Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, & opposite the National Hotel, on the corner of Sixth Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed at the new Colonisation Society building, on the corner of Four and a Half Mile Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, and opposite the National Hotel, on the corner of Sixth Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, 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, First Division, New York State Militia, 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.

New Colonisation Society building, on the corner of Four & a Half Mile Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, & opposite the National Hotel, on the corner of Sixth Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, to Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, on East Capitol Street, half a mile northeast of the Congressional burying ground, on E Street, between Eighteenth & Nineteenth Streets, Washington, D. C., 24 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia arrived at Camp Smieon Draper, Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, on East Capitol Street, half a mile northeast of the Congressional burying ground, on E Street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets, Washington, D. C., on 24 May, 1861.

Mustered for 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, 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; and Companies F and G (2nd) on 16 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia (300) declined to take the oath and (193) to serve for three years and were disbanded at Washington, D. C., at 2 PM on 28 May, 1861. The detachment was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to New York City, New York County, New York, at 2 PM on 29 May, 1861, and arrived at 12 PM on 30 May, 1861.

Recruiting duty, New York City, New York County, New York, 28 May, 1861: Captain J Brady, 2nd New York State Militia, Company F; Second Lieutenants W Murray, Jr., Company E; R Campbell, Company B, and W D Dimock, Company K, were ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to New York City, New York County, New York, by Headquarters State Guard, Second Regiment New York State Light Infantry, Camp Draper, Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol and First Streets, Washington, D. C., on 28 May, 1861.

Recruiting duty, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 8-9 June, 1861: A detachment of eighty-five men of the 2nd New York State Militia, under the command of Captains J Kennedy, 2nd New York State Militia, Company D, and T M Reid, Company B, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 5 PM on 8 June, 1861, and arrived by Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the afternoon on 9 June, 1861.

New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., Company G (2nd), 13-14 June, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Company G (2nd), under the command of Captain A R Barry, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 6 PM on 13 June, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the afternoon on 14 June, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia (25), Company C, under the command of First Sergeant L Wallace, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 6 PM on 13 June, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the afternoon on 14 June, 1861.

Recruiting duty, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 18-17 June, 1861: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia (100), under the command of Captains C Graham, 2nd New York State Militia, Company A, and E B Stead, Company C, and Second Lieutenant W D Dimock, Company K, was ordered to Washington, D. C., in the afternoon on 17 June, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the afternoon on 18 June, 1861.

Recruiting duty, New York City, New York County, New York, 20 June, 1861: First Lieutenant P J Downey, 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was stationed at No.26 Cherry Street, New York City, New York County, New York, and First Lieutenant J W Dempsey, Company H, at the corner of Hall Place and Seventh Street, New York City, New York County, New York, on 20 June, 1861.

Note: Captain J Brady, 2nd New York State Militia, Company F, and Second Lieutenant R Campbell, Company B, were stationed at New York City, New York County, New York, on 24 June, 1861.

Department of Northeastern virginia, 23 June-25 July, 1861

The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed at Camp Smieon Draper, on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, East Capitol Street, half a mile northeast of the Congressional burying ground, on E Street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets, Washington, D. C., between 24 May and 23 June, 1861.

Troops stationed at Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, 20 June, 1861: Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army; Colonel D Hunter, 3rd United States Cavalry; 69th New York State Militia, Colonel M Corcoran; 2nd United States Cavalry, Company B, First Lieutenant C H Tompkins; 2nd United States Cavalry, Company I, Captain A G Brackett; Varian's Light Artillery, Captain J M Varian

Camp Smieon Draper, on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, East Capitol Street, half a mile northeast of the Congressional burying ground, on E Street, between Eighteenth & Nineteenth Streets, Washington, D. C., to Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, 23-24 June, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia (850) was ordered across the Long Bridge, on the Potomac River, at Washington, D. C., at 6 PM on 23 June, 1861, and arrived at Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 3 AM on 24 June, 1861.

Note: The 37th New York Infantry arrived at the Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, on East Capitol Street, half a mile northeast of the Congressional burying ground, on E Street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets, Washington, D. C., on 25 June, 1861 (See the 37th New York Infantry).

Recruiting duty, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 24-25 June, 1861: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia (125), under the command of First Lieutenant J W Dempsey, 2nd New York State Militia, Company H, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 5 PM on 24 June, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the afternoon on 25 June, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia, Company G (1st), under the command of Captain L Jaehrling, was mustered in United States service as the 5th New York State Militia, 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).

Recruiting duty, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 3-4 July, 1861: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia, under the command of Captain J Kennedy, 2nd New York State Militia, Company D, and First Lieutenant P J Downey, Howitzer Corps, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 5 PM on 3 July, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the afternoon on 4 July, 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.

Note: A detachment of the 2nd New State Militia (40) arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., in the evening on 9 July, 1861.

Disposition of the Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, Brigadier General R C Schenck, United States Army, Camp Upton, Riley's or Upton's Hill, one and a half miles southeast of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia; 1st Ohio Infantry, Colonel A McD McCook, Camp Upton, Riley's or Upton's Hill, one and a half miles southeast of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia; 2nd Ohio Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel R Mason, Camp Upton, Riley's or Upton's Hill, one and a half miles southeast of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia; 2nd New York State Militia, Colonel G W B Tompkins, Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, Captain J H Carlisle, Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross', Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed at Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 24 June and 16 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, 16-18 July, 1861

The 2nd New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day.

Note: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia (50/60) was stationed at Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861.

Vienna to west of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 17 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived west of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 PM the same day. The 1st Ohio Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 17 July, 1861, and arrived three miles west of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

West of Germantown to south of the Warrenton Turnpike, one & half miles west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 18 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived south of the Warrenton Turnpike, one mile west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day.

First battle of Bull Run, 21 July, 1861

The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed south of the Warrenton Turnpike, one mile west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia 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.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed south of the Warrenton Turnpike, three quarters of a mile east of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Southeast of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia was ordered to support the 1st Ohio Infantry southeast of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 10 AM on 21 July, 1861 (See the 1st Ohio Infantry).

Note: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, the 2nd New York State Militia, and two 10 pounder Parrott rifles of the 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, under the command of First Lieutenant D R Ransom, were ordered to support the 1st Ohio Infantry southeast of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 10 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Open communications & cut away a heavy abatis at Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia was assigned to support two 13 pounder James rifles of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, under the command of Second Lieutenant J M Wilson, at the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 3 PM on 21 July, 1861 (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E).

Note: Captain B S Alexander, United States Corps Engineers, was ordered to open communications and cut away a heavy abatis at the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861 (See the United States Corps Engineers).

Retreat to Washington, 21-22 July, 1861

The 2nd New York State Militia was ordered to the heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment arrived at Vienna via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3.30 AM on 22 July, 1861, and at Peach Grove (Post Office), Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day.

Peach Grove (Post Office) to Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, 22 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike to Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd Ohio Infantry. The 2nd New York State Militia was ordered across the Long Bridge, on the Potomac River, at Washington, D. C., in the evening on 22 July, 1861 (See the 2nd Ohio Infantry).

List killed, etc, 2nd New York State Militia, 21 July, 1861: c Assistant Surgeon J F Fergeson; Unassigned, c Private J Carrier; Company A, k 3, t 3; Company B, k 1, w/c 1, c 3, t 5; Company C, c 3, t 3; Company E, c 3, t 3; Company F, w 1, c 2, t 3; Company G, k 1, w 1, c 2, t 3; Company H, k 1, w 1, w/c 1, c 3, t 5; Company I, k 1, w 1, c 2, t 4; Company K, k 1, c 1, t 2; Killed 8, wounded 4, wounded/captured 2, captured 21, total 35

Rendezvous at W Woodward's building, on the corner of Eleventh Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., 24 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, the 11th New York Infantry, and the 1st Michigan Infantry were ordered to rendezvous at W Woodward's building, on the corner of Eleventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., at 12 PM on 24 July, 1861.

Camp Powell, on Meridian Hill, north of W J Stone's farm & west of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., 29 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed at Camp Powell, on Meridian Hill, north of W J Stone's farm and west of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., on 29 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia was stationed at Camp Powell, on Meridian Hill, north of W J Stone's farm and west of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., on 5 August, 1861.

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

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 25 June, 1864: The 82nd New York Infantry was mustered out at New York City, New York County, 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; 34th New York Infantry; 42nd New York Infantry; 1st Minnesota Infantry

Note: The 2nd New State Militia 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 (Militia) Volunteers, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 27 July, 1861