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Historical Sketch
of the 146th
by Gen. James G. Grindlay

History
Taken from Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg) by the New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902.

The One hundred and forty-sixth Regiment was organized in Rome under the direction of the senatorial committee of the Nineteenth District. It was mustered into service October 10, 1862. It has frequently been designated the " Fifth Oneida," but its original synonym was " Halleck Infantry," in honor of Maj. Gen. Henry Wager Halleck, who was a native of Oneida County. The familiar title of " Garrard Tigers," by which the officers and men were wont to speak of themselves, was a compliment to the stern discipline and soldierly enthusiasm of Col. Kenner Garrard, a graduate of West Point, who had accepted the command of the One hundred and forty-sixth at the suggestion of General Halleck. Colonel Garrard had been nearly fifteen years in the United States service.

 

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Last modified: March 20, 2006
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