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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 Port Chester, 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 for two years 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, Alexandria County, 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 Seventeenth regiment, New York Volunteers, Col. Lansing, have moved to Camp Dix, Staten Island, which was vacated by the Wilson Zouaves on Thursday Col. lansing received intimation on Thursday afternoon that the camping grounds were ready for his occupation, and he forthwith had four of his companies immersed in the bath, after which they left - about nine o'clock - for Staten Island, fully uniformed. The balance left the Park Barracks, where the regiment has been quartered for the last three weeks, yesterday evening, for Staten Island."

The New York Herald, 15 June, 1861 - Departure of Col. Lansing's regiment for Staten Island

"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

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, pp132-139

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

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

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

Notes

The 17th New York Infantry was accepted in state service for two years on 14 May, 1861, and was organised at New York City, New York County, New York, on 18 May, 1861.

Accepted in state service, Port Chester, Morrisiana, Nyack, & Yonkers, Westchester County; New York City, New York County; Norwich, Chenango County; Sing Sing, Rockland County; Newark, Wayne County; & Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, 22 April-20 May, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry, Company A,was accepted in state service at Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, 22 April, 1861; Company D at New York City, New York County, New York, on 26 April, 1861; Company E New York City, New York County, New York, on 28 April, 1861; Company B at Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, on 2 May 1861; Company C at Morrisiana, Westchester County, New York, on 3 May, 1861; Company H at Norwich, Chenango County, New York, on 3 May, 1861; Company F at Sing Sing, Rockland County, New York, on 7 May, 1861; Company G (1st) at Nyack, Westchester County, New York, on 7 May, 1861; Company I at Newark, Wayne County, New York, on 10 May, 1861; and Company K at Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, on 20 May, 1861.

Note: The 17th New York Infantry was stationed at the Park barracks, opposite City Hall, on the corner of 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 the corner of Broadway & Park Row, New York City, New York County, to the old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, 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, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, in the afternoon on 13 June, 1861, and six companies in the evening on 14 June, 1861.

Note: The 25th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Arthur, the old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, between 27 May and 3 July, 1861 (See the 25th New York Infantry).

Old Quarantine grounds, Tompkinsville, 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 (803) 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 Station, at the junction of Bolton and North Howard Streets, 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 to Meridian Hill, in the vicinity of Columbia College, west of Fourteenth Street Road, D. C., 23 June, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Woolsey, on Meridian Hill, in the vicinity of Columbia College, west of Fourteenth Street Road, D. C., on 23 June, 1861.

Meridian Hill, in the vicinity of Columbia College, west of Fourteenth Street Road, D. C., to Alexandria, Alexandria County, 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, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day.

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

Disposition of troops in the defenses of Washington, D. C., 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Fourth (Reserve) Division, McDowell's Army, Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, Alexandria, Loudoun, & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia; 17th New York Infantry, Colonel H S Lansing, Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, and King Street Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia; 21st New York Infantry, Colonel W F Rogers, Fort Runyon, junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, Virginia; Fort Jackson, Jackson City, Alexandria County, Virginia; bastion on the Washington & Alexandria Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia; 25th New York State Militia, Colonel M K Bryan, Fort Albany, on Prospect Hill, two hundred yards south of the tollgate on the Columbia Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia; 28th New York State Militia, Colonel M P Bennett, Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; blockhouses at Fort Haggerty, opposite Analostan Island, on the Potomac River, Washington, D. C.; Fort Bennett, half a mile north of Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; Aqueduct Bridge and Ferry, opposite Georgetown, D. C.; 40th New York Infantry, Colonel E J Riley, vicinity of Meridian Hill, west of Fourteenth Street Road, D. C.; 41st New York Infantry, Colonel L Von Gilsa, Washington, D. C.; 5th Pennsylvania Infantry, Colonel R P McDowell, Alexandria, Virginia; 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, Captain T P Mott, Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C.

Note: Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, was ordered to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861, and assumed command of all the troops not on the march to the front, including those within the various fortifications and camps on 18 July, 1861.

Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 17th New York Infantry was stationed at Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, during the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 17th New York Infantry and the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company D, were stationed at Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Alexandria County, 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, one mile west of Alexandria, Alexandria County, 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.