The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

McCunn's Reserve Brigade

Major H F Savage, 25th New York Infantry

Major H F Savage, 25th New York Infantry

Twenty-fifth New York Infantry

Mustered in United States service for two years 13, 14, and 26 June, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 5 July, 1861. Did not participate in the first battle of Bull Run

COLONEL J E KERRIGAN
J E Kerrigan was appointed colonel, 25th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL E C CHARLES
E C Charles was appointed lieutenant colonel, 25th New York Infantry, 20 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861, and resigned on 4 October, 1861.

MAJOR H F SAVAGE
G Mountjoy was appointed major, 25th New York Infantry, 20 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861, and deserted and was dropped from records on 20 July, 1861. First Lieutenant & Adjutant H F Savage, 25th New York Infantry, was appointed major, 25th New York Infantry, on 21 February, 1862, dated 21 July, 1861, and was assigned on 20 July, 1861.

Company A Tenth Ward Rangers: CAPT. M HOLLY
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and M Holly was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company A, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain M Holly, 25th New York Infantry, Company A, resigned on 10 August, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. W G SMITH
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and W G Smith was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company B, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain W G Smith, 25th New York Infantry, Company B, resigned on 23 November, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. M MCMAHON
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and M McMahon was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company C, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861.
Company D Eighth Ward Rangers: CAPT. M NORTON
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and M Norton was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company D, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain M Norton, 25th New York Infantry, Company D, resigned on 7 November, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. A L GRAHAM
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and A L Graham was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company E, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain A L Graham, 25th New York Infantry, Company E, resigned on 2 August, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. T J DOREMUS
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and T J Doremus was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company F, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain T J Doremus, 25th New York Infantry, Company F, resigned on 29 July, 1861, and First Lieutenant R Sturgeon, 25th New York Infantry, Company F, was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company F, on 29 July, 1861. Captain R Sturgeon, 25th New York Infantry, Company F, resigned on 1 November, 1861.
Company G: CAPT. T WALLACE
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and T Wallace was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company G, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain T Wallace, 25th New York Infantry, Company G, resigned on 23 October, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. D MCMAnus
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 13 May, 1861, and D McManus was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company H, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain D McManus, 25th New York Infantry, Company H, resigned on 2 August, 1861.
Company I: CAPT. W C GOVER
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and W C Gover was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company I, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain W C Gover, 25th New York Infantry, Company I, resigned on 5 November, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. T KERRIGAN
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and T Kerrigan was appointed captain, 25th New York Infantry, Company K, on 4 July, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. Captain T Kerrigan, 25th New York Infantry, Company K, died at Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 12 December, 1861.

Sources

"yesterday afternoon, Major Hoadly and Capt. Simonson of Brigadier Gen. Spicer's staff, inspected seven companies of the Union Rangers at the Bowery Theatre and the Companies elected the following officers: Company A - Captain, M. Holly; Lieutenant, R. Johnston; Ensign, J. Devoy. Company B - Captain, W. G. Smith; Lieutenant, W. Fay; Ensign, J. Edgeworth. Company C - Captain, N. McMahon; Lieutenant, P. Connelly; Ensign, H Bartine. Company D - Captain, M. Morton; Lieutenant, C. Shay; Ensign, T. Allen. Company E - Captain, A. L. Graham; Lieutenant, T. P. Abbott; Ensign, N. T. Lee. Company F - Captain, T. Doremus; Lieutenant, R. Sturgeon; Ensign, J. Barclay. Company G - Captain, T. Wallace; Lieutenant, W. O'Neil; Ensign, A. Barclay. Col. J. E. Kerrigan commands this regiment, with the following staff: Lieut. Colonel Mountjoy, Major Moore, and Quatermaster T. Kerrigan. Col. Kerrigan went to Albany yesterday with the company rolls, and the regiment will be mustered into service today and sent to quarters. At present 400 men are quartered in the Old Bowery Theatre, the headquarters of the regiment, and 500 men occupy company barracks."

The New York Daily Tribune, 8 May, 1861 - Union Rangers

"An election for field officers of the Union rangers, Twenty-fifth regiment volunteers, on Friday last, resulted in the selection of Hon. Jas. E. Kerrigan, member of Congress elect, as Colonel; Edmund C. Charles (late Lieutenant Colonel of the Fourth Artillery) as Lieutenant Colonel, and George Mountjoy, Esq., as Major."

The New York Herald, Morning Edition, 21 May, 1861 - The Union Rangers

"The quarters of Col. Allen's regiment, of Staten Island, will, on the departure of the regiment, be occupied by Col. Kerrigan's Union Rangers."

The (New York) Sun, 27 May, 1861 - Quartermaster's Department

"This fine regiment, numbering over 800 men, and commanded by Hon. James E. Kerrigan, member of Congress from New York city, arrived here at four o'clock yesterday morning."

The National Republican, 6 July, 1861 - Arrival of the New York twenty-fifth volunteers

Books/ Manuscripts

Third Annual Assembly of the Bureau of Military Record, State of New York, transmitted to the legislature, Albany, 2 February, 1866: Historical sketches of the first thirty-eight regiments New York Volunteer Infantry, pp188-194

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

Notes

The 25th New York Infantry was accepted in state service for two years by Special Orders No.164, General Headquarters, State of New York, Adjutant General's Office, Albany, Albany County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and was organised at New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 May, 1861.

Accepted in state service, New York City, New York County, New York, on 11-13 May, 1861: The 25th New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, and K, were accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861, and Company H on 13 May, 1861.

Note: The 25th New York Infantry was stationed at the old Bowery Theatre, on the Bowery, New York City, New York County, New York, on 11 May, 1861.

West Forty-ninth Street, New York City, New York County, to the old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, 27 May, 1861: The 25th New York Infantry, under the command of Major G Mountjoy, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Saturn on the North or Hudson River at West Forty-ninth Street, New York City, New York County, New York, to the old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, at 3 PM on 27 May, 1861.

Note: Colonel J E Kerrigan, 25th New York Infantry, was stationed at Washington, D. C., and the 25th New York Infantry at West Forty-ninth Street, New York City, New York County, New York, on 27 May, 1861.

Mustered in two years, Camp Arthur, the old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, 13, 14 & 26 June, 1861: The 25th New York Infantry, Companies B, C, and F, were mustered in United States service for two years at Camp Arthur, the old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, by Captain S B Hayman, 7th United States Infantry, Company C, on 13 June, 1861; Companies A, D, E, and K on 14 June, 1861; and G, H, and I on 26 June, 1861.

Note: The 17th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Dix, the old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, between 13 and 21 June, 1861 (See the 17th New York Infantry).

Old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 3-5 July, 1861: The 25th New York Infantry (777) was ordered to proceed by tug boats on Raritan Bay to South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, in the evening on 3 July, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Camden & Amboy Railroad the same day. The regiment arrived by ferry on the Delaware River at Washington Street Wharf, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 6 AM on 4 July, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 10 AM the same day. The 25th New York Infantry arrived at President Street Station, on President Street, Baltimore City, Maryland, ay 6.30 PM on 4 July, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 8 PM the same day. The regiment arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 4 AM on 5 July, 1861.

East Capitol Street, Washington, D. C., 6 July, 1861: The 25th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Mansfield, on East Capitol Street, Washington, D. C., on 6 July, 1861.

Note: The 25th New York Infantry was assigned to McCunn's Brigade, McDowell's Army, under the command of Acting Brigadier General & Colonel J H McCunn, 37th New York Infantry, in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the 37th New York Infantry).

East Capitol Street, Washington, D. C., to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 25th New York Infantry was ordered to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Rendezvous at the corner of F Street, opposite the Treasury building, on Fifteenth Street, Washington, D. C., 24 July, 1861: The 15th New York Infantry, the 25th New York Infantry, the 26th New York Infantry, the 37th New York Infantry, the 40th New York Infantry, and the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry were ordered to rendezvous at the corner of F Street, opposite the Treasury building, on Fifteenth Street, Washington, D. C., at 12 PM on 24 July, 1861.

The 25th New York Infantry was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Runyon, at the junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, Virginia, under the command of Captain T Seymour, 5th United States Artillery, on 29 July, 1861 (See the United States Corps Engineers).

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 10 July, 1863: The three years' men of the 25th New York Infantry were assigned to the 44th New York Infantry on 23 June, 1863, and the 25th New York Infantry, under the command of Colonel C A Johnson, was mustered out at New York City, New York County, New York, on 10 July, 1863.

Organisation of Brigadier General D Hunter's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Brigadier General D Hunter, United States Volunteers; 23rd New York Infantry; 25th New York Infantry; 35th New York Infantry; 37th New York Infantry

Note: The 25th New York Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General D Hunter's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.