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34th New York Infantry Marker
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The 34th New York Infantry Regiment.

Dedicated on September 17, 1902, the monument on the Antietam National Battlefield commemorating the 34th New York Infantry Regiment is on Confederate Avenue, West of the Dunker Church.


Thirty-Fourth Regiment
Col. James A. Suiter
Enlisted under President Lincoln's
call, issued April 15, 1861, for 75,000
men, to serve two years.
Mustered into the State service May 1, 1861
Mustered into the United States service
June 15, 1861
Mustered out June 30, 1863
First Brigade - Second Division
Second Corps
The surviving members of the
Regiment, aided by the County
of Herkimer, and the State of
New York, have erected this
monument, to the memory of the
gallant men who fell on this
and other Historic fields.
The dead on this field were 43
and the wounded 74.

Right Side
The Story in Brief
At 7:30 on the morning of September 17, 1862, the Thirty-fourth Regiment left camp near Keedysville,
crossed the Antietam Creek and marched westward into the East Woods, now extinct. Facing Westward being on the extreme left of Brigade line it emerged from the East Woods and soon became heavily engaged with the Confederate forces in its front. Crossing the open field and the Hagerstown Pike, it entered the West Woods, now also extinct, the line extending North and South of the Dunkard Church. The left of the Regiment being unprotected was in danger of being enveloped by the enemy, and a hasty retreat became necessary, the Regiment reforming near the East Woods with its organization intact. In a very brief time 43 men had been killed and 74 wounded, the killed being 13 percent of all engaged.

Back Side

Composition of the Regiment
at the time of this Battle
James A. Suiter
Lieutenant Colonel
Byron Laflin
John Beverly
George W. Thompson
Nathan Easterbrook, Jr.
Socrates N. Sherman
Asst. Surgeon
Edward S. Walker
John B. Van Petten
Co. Captain County
"A" Benjamin H. Warford Albany
"B" Wells Sponable Herkimer
"C" Thomas Corcoran Herkimer
"D" John A. Scott Clinton
"E" Henry Baldwin Steuben
"F" Charles Riley Herkimer
"G" Joy E. Johnson Herkimer
"H" Samuel P. Butler Essex
"I" William H. King Steuben
"K" Emerson S. Northrup Herkimer

Left Side

1862 - 1902
After many years,
we, their surviving comrades,
journeying hither,
and calling to remembrance
their fortitude in the midst
of hardships, and their
courage in the midst of dangers,
have reverently,
and with loving hands,
erected this noble shaft,
overlooking the fields
on which they fell in glory,
to preserve their memory
from decay, and to tell all
the story of
their sacrifice, their patriotism,
and their valor.
Other Important Engagements
Edward's Ferry Glendale
Siege of Yorktown Malvern Hill
Fair Oaks, 1st & 2nd Days South Mountain
Savage Station Fredericksburg

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

This regiment, Col. Wm. LaDue, was accepted by the State May 24, 1861; organized at Albany, and there mustered in the service of the United States for two years June 15, 1861. Part of the 38th Militia entered this regiment. June 8, 1863, its three years' men were tarnsferred to the 82d Infantry.

The companies were recruited principally: A at West Troy; B at Little Falls; C at Graysville and Norway; D at Champlain; E at Addison; F and G at Herkimer; H at Crown Point; I at Hammondsport, and K at Salisbury.
The regiment left the State July 3, 1861; served at and near Washington, D. C., from July 5, 1861; in Stone's Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in 2d, Gorman's, Brigade, Stone's Division, Army of the Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in same brigade, Sedgwick's Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March 13, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1862; and was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Col. Byron Laflin, June 30, 1863, at Albany.

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 65 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 26 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 67 enlisted men; total, 4 officers, 158 enlisted men; aggregate, 162

The following is taken from 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. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.

Thirty-fourth Infantry.佑ols., William La Due, James A. Suiter, Byron Laflin; Lieut.-Cols., James A. Suiter, Byron Laflin, John Beverly; Majs., Byron Laflin, Charles L. Brown, John Beverly, Wells Sponables. The 34th, the "Herkimer Regiment," was composed of five companies from Herkimer county, two from Steuben, one from Albany, one from Clinton and one from Essex county, and was mustered into the U. S. service at Albany June 15, 1861, for two years. It left the state for Washington on July .3; was quartered at Kalorama heights until July 28, when it moved to Seneca mills and was there assigned to Gen. Stone's brigade. The regiment moved to Edwards ferry on Oct. 21, to Poolesville, Md., Oct. 23, and there established Camp McClellan, which was occupied until Feb. 24, 1862, when orders were received to move to Harper's Ferry. From Oct. 15, 1861, the regiment served in the 2nd brigade of Stone's division, which became in March, 1862, Sedgwick's division, 2nd corps, Army of the Potomac, and in May, 1862, the brigade became the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 2nd corps. The early part of March, 1862, was spent in camp at Berryville, Va., and later in the month the regiment moved to Washington, where it was ordered to the Peninsula. It shared in the siege of Yorktown; lost 97 members killed, wounded or missing at Fair Oaks, and again lost heavily during the Seven Days' battles. It was then in camp at Harrison's landing until Aug. 15, when it was ordered to Newport News, and there embarked for Acquia creek. Subsequently it returned to Alexandria and was again at the front during the Maryland campaign in. September. At Antietam it lost 154 in killed, wounded and missing, of whom 41 were killed or mortally wound-ed熔ver 13 per cent. of the 311 engaged. On Nov. 21, 1862, the regiment arrived at Falmouth; participated in the battle of Fred-ericksburg; then went into winter quarters near Falmouth; shared in the "Mud March;" returned to camp and remained there until the Chancellorsville movement in the spring of 1863. In April the regiment moved to Banks' ford; was active at Chancellorsville; returned home on June 9, and was mustered out at Albany June 30, 1863, the three years' men having been transferred to the 82nd N. Y. infantry on June 8. The total enrollment of the regiment was 1,016 members, of whom 93 were killed in action or died of wounds during the term of service and 69 died from other causes.

Colonel Suiter's Battle report of Antietam:
Antietam National Battlefield
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Michael J. O'Brien
Record added: Mar 08, 2011
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