Scrogg's or Eagle Brigade
General Gustavus A. Scroggs, of the State Militia and of Buffalo, received
authority from the War Department, August 19, 1861, to recruit a brigade
of four regiments. Authority to organize regiments for the brigade was granted
to Cols. Daniel Ullman, James M. Brown, John P. Jenkins and George A. Buckingham.
Only one regiment was completed, the 2d, Colonel Brown, which was designated
by the State authorities, the 100th
Regiment of Volunteers; the 1st Regiment,
Colonel Ullman, and the men recruited for the 4th Regiment, were consolidated
with Col. S. McK. Elliott's regiment, and designated the 78th
Regiment of Volunteers; the men enlisted for a so-called 3d Regiment, Colonel Jenkins,
I and K of the 95th Volunteers; and the 5th Regiment, Colonel Buckingham,
known also as the 53d Volunteers second organization, was consolidated with
the 132d and 162d
Regiments of Volunteers.
The above is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd
ed. Frederick Phisterer.
Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Back to the Regimental History Project - Civil War Units
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
March 14, 2006