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Colonel H S Lansig, 17th New York Infantry

Colonel H S Lansig, 17th New York Infantry

Seventeenth New York Infantry

Mustered in United States service for two years 20, 21, 22, and 24 May, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 23 June, 1861. Did not participate in the first battle of Bull Run

COLONEL H S LANSING
Captain H S Lansing, 12th United States Infantry, was appointed colonel, 17th New York Infantry, on 19 June, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL T F MORRIS
T F Morris was appointed lieutenant colonel, 17th New York Infantry, on 19 June, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861.

MAJOR C A JOHNSON
Captain C A Johnson, 17th New York Infantry, Company D, was appointed major, 17th New York Infantry, on 19 June, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861.

Company A: CAPT. C H SMITH
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, 22 April, 1861, and C A Smith was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company A, on 4 July, 1861, dated 23 April, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. N B BARTRAM
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Portchester, Westchester County, New York, on 2 May 1861, and N B Bartram was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company B, on 4 July, 1861, dated 3 May, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. J W LYON
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Morrisiana, Westchester County, New York, on 3 May, 1861, and J W Lyon was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company C, on 4 July, 1861, dated 4 May, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. W T C GROwER
The company was accepted in state service for two years at New York City, New York County, New York, on 26 April, 1861, and C A Johnson was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company D, on 4 July, 1861, dated 26 April, 1861. Captain C A Johnson, 17th New York Infantry, Company D, was appointed major, 17th New York Infantry, on 19 June, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861, and W T Grower was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company D, on 4 July, 1861, dated 20 May, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. C G STONE
The company was accepted in state service for two years at New York City, New York County, New York, on 28 April, 1861, and C G Stone was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company E, on 4 July, 1861, dated 3 May, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. F J DAVIS
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Sing Sing, Rockland County, New York, on 7 May, 1861, and F J Davis was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company F, on 4 July, 1861, dated 7 May, 1861. Captain F J Davis, 17th New York Infantry, Company F, was discharged by Special Orders No.54, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 2 August, 1861, and First Lieutenant J Vickers, 17th New York Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company F, on 17 August, 1861, dated 3 August, 1861.
Company G (1st): CAPT. J H DEMAREST
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Nyack, Westchester County, New York, on 7 May, 1861, and J H Demarest was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company G (1st), on 4 July, 1861, dated 7 May, 1861. The company was assigned to the 17th New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, and F, on 16 March, 1862, and Captain J H Demarest, 17th New York Infantry, Company G (1st), was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company K, on 17 March, 1862.
Company G (2nd): CAPT. W W ARMSTRONG
The company was mustered in United States service for three years at New York City, New York County, New York, on 1 September, 1861, and W W Armstrong was appointed captain, 53rd New York Infantry, Company A, on 15 December, 1861, dated 1 October, 1861. The company was assigned to the 17th New York Infantry, Company G (2nd), on 8 March, 1862.
Company H: CAPT. J TYReLL
The company was accepted in state service at Norwich, Chenango County, New York, on 3 May, 1861, and J Tyrell was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company H, on 4 July, 1861, dated 10 May, 1861. Captain J Tyrell, 17th New York Infantry, Company H, was discharged by Special Orders No.286, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 24 October, 1861.
Company I: CAPT. A WILSON
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Newark, Wayne County, New York, on 10 May, 1861, and A Wilson was appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company I, on 4 July, 1861, dated 10 May, 1861. Captain A Wilson, 17th New York Infantry, Company I, was discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, by Special Orders No.325, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 10 December, 1861, dated 5 December, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. G H JENKINS
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, on 20 May, 1861, and G H Jenkinswas appointed captain, 17th New York Infantry, Company K, on 4 July, 1861, dated 20 May, 1861.

Sources

"The New York Seventeenth Regiment (Westchester Chasseurs) arrived in per rail at 2.30 p. m. yesterday, direct from New York city. They number early 900 rank and file, and are neatly uniformed in dark and light blue cloth."

The Evening Star, 24 June, 1861 - The troops

"The Seventeenth Regiment of New York volunteers, escorted by the Fourteenth Regiment from the State, left their encampment about six o'clock yesterday afternoon, and marched to the Sixth street wharf, where they embarked on the steamers Baltimore and Philadelphia for Alexandria."

The Evening Star, 15 July, 1861 - Movement of troops

"The fort was named in honor of Colonel Elmer E Ellsworth, 11th New York 'Fire' Zouaves. In 1861, it was an isolated field fort commanding Alexandria's strategically important river port and railroad depot."

Mr Lincoln's forts: A guide to the Civil War defenses of Washington D. C., New Edition, by Benjamin F Cooling II and Walton H Owen II

"The second Sunday after arriving from Washington our regiment received orders to move down the Potomac to Alexandria. Here Co K was detailed to remain at the wharf in charge of the reception of military stores, while the balance of the regiment was sent up to Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, a mile or two out from Alexandria."

The history of Company K of the 17th Regiment, N.Y.V., compiled by Major H A Dudley and Captain A M Whaley

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

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

Notes

The 17th New York Infantry was accepted in state service for two years at New York City, New York County, New York, on 14 May, 1861, and was stationed at Park barracks, opposite City Hall, on Broadway and Park Row, New York City, New York County, New York, on 1 June, 1861.

Mustered in two years, New York City, New York County, New York, New York, 20, 21, 22, & 24 May, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry Companies A and C, were mustered in United States service for two years at New York City, New York County, New York, New York, by Captain S B Hayman, 7th United States Infantry, Company C, on 20 May, 1861; Company E on 21 May, 1861; Companies B, F, and I on 22 May, 1861; and Companies D, G, H, and K on 24 May, 1861.

Park barracks, opposite City Hall, on Broadway & Park Row, New York City, New York County, to old Quarantine Grounds, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, 13 & 14 June, 1861: Four companies of the 17th New York Infantry were ordered to the old Quarantine Grounds, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, on 13 June, 1861, and six companies on 14 June, 1861.

Note: The 17th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Washington, the old Quarantine Grounds, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, on 14 June, 1861.

Old Quarantine Grounds, Staten Island, Richmond County, to West Fourteenth Street, New York City, New York County, New York, 21 June, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry (850) was ordered to proceed by steamer on The Narrows to West Fourteenth Street, New York City, New York County, New York, at 2 PM on 21 June, 1861, and arrived at 3 PM the same day.

New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 21-23 June, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by ferry on the North or Hudson River at Jersey City Ferry Terminal, on Courtlandt Street, New York City, New York County, New York, to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, at 4 PM on 21 June, 1861, and proceeded by the New Jersey Central Railroad to Washington, D. C., the same day. The regiment arrived by the Lebanon Valley Railroad at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, via Easton, Northampton County, and Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the evening on 22 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Northern Central Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, in the morning on 23 June, 1861. The 17th New York Infantry arrived at the Bolton Street Station, on Bolton Street, Baltimore City, Maryland, at 8 AM the same day and 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 2.30 PM on 23 June, 1861.

Washington, D. C., 23 June, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Woolsey, near Columbia College, on College Hill, east of Meridian Hill, D. C., on 23 June, 1861.

Columbia College, on College Hill, east of Meridian Hill, D. C., to Alexandria, Virginia, 14 July, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the steamers Baltimore and Philadelphia across the Potomac River at Sixth Street Wharf, Washington, D. C., at 6 PM 14 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 14th New York Infantry (See the Volunteers, Department of Washington). The regiment arrived at King Street Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 17th New York Infantry, Company K, was assigned to guard duty at King Street Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia, and Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I to garrison duty at Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, near Alexandria, Virginia, on 14 July, 1861.

Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, near Alexandria, Virginia, 21 & 29 July, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry was stationed at Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, near Alexandria, Virginia, on 21 and 29 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company D, was stationed at Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, near Alexandria, Virginia, on 29 July, 1861 (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company D).

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 2 June, 1863: The 17th New York Infantry, under the command of Colonel H S Lansing, was mustered out at New York City, New York County, New York, on 2 June, 1863, and the three years' men of the 17th New York Infantry were assigned to the 146th New York Infantry on 23 June, 1863.

Reserves, defenses of Washington, D. C., 21 July, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry was assigned to the defenses of Washington, D. C., under the command of Brigadier General T Runyon, during and immediately after the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 17th New York Infantry was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, near Alexandria, Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General D Hunter, United States Volunteers, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.