Tag Archives: 33rd New York Infantry Regiment

quiet kanawha

It had been real quiet for the New York First Veteran Cavalry in the Kanawha Valley, but our SENECA correspondent was able to report the April surrender of a small rebel force at Lewisburg on Appomattox terms. The veterans in … Continue reading

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flag presented

A widow gave a regiment’s flag to a local Masonic Lodge. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in November 1864: FLAG PRESENTATION. – The Observer says the beautiful Silk Flag, made and presented, fresh and new, by the ladies … Continue reading

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Crosses’ purpose

fought for “the U.S. Army In the War of the Rebellion” When I started wandering through Restvale Cemetery in Seneca Falls, New York looking for old grave stones decorated with new American flags, I was naturally drawn to a plot … Continue reading

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The trials of Silas Moore

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in May 1864: Returned to the Service. The trial of SILAS MOORE, of this village, at Elmira, for desertion, resulted in his conviction and he was sentenced to serve in the army for … Continue reading

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Captain Brett killed

During the Civil War New York’s 33rd Volunteer Infantry was a two-year regiment. After it was mustered out on June 2, 1863, one of its members who re-enlisted was Robert H. Brett, who later joined the 1st Veteran Cavalry and … Continue reading

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not a trace

After the 33rd New York Volunteer Infantry was mustered out, some of its remaining three years’ recruits were transferred to the 49th New York Volunteer Infantry. Edmund Ferren was one of these young men. There is a discrepancy in the … Continue reading

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recent history

It’s been less than a year since the 33rd New York Infantry Regiment, an early two year organization, was mustered out. 150 years ago a chronicle of its service had just been published. From a Seneca County, New York in … Continue reading

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To horses!

150 years ago this summer substantial monetary incentives were offered to veterans if they would return to the service. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in August 1863: CAPT. E.J. TYLER, of the old 33d Regiment, has opened a … Continue reading

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Surgeon Still Serving

Some June 1863 cuttings from a Seneca Falls, New York newspaper: Naval Graduate. We are pleased to learn that SCHUYLER CROWNINSHIELD, son of Jacob Crowninshield, Esq., of this village, has honorably graduated from the U.S. Naval School at Newport. He … Continue reading

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Memorialized

On Tuesday, May 12, 1863, only about a week after its costliest engagements (during the Chancellorsville campaign), the 33rd New York Infantry Regiment received the word that it was officially being sent home . It left the front on Friday, … Continue reading

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