184th Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Newspaper Clippings
THE COMMERCIAL TIMES. Oswego, Tuesday Evening, Sept. 27.
FROM THE 184TH REGIMENT.—We announced yesterday the receipt of a communication
from A. H. WALKER, of the above regiment, which we stated would appear in our
issue to-day. Mr. W's letter was dated Sept. 20th and was written on board
transport and contained no intelligence subsequent to the arrival of part of
the regiment at City Point. A correspondent writes us from Washington under
date of the 23d inst., giving later information and we therefore withhold Mr.
Companies A, B, D and F of the 184th were, at the date of the letter, encamped
in the rear of Fort Bennett, about one mile distant from the Georgetown or
Acqueduci Bridge, and are under command of Major FERGUSON. Lieut. PHILLIPS
was acting as Adjutant. On the 22d the boys were receiving their arms and equipments
and all appeared to be in the happiest mood. The four companies mentioned are
on detached duty, and had received orders to proceed to Winchester for the
purpose of guarding rebel prisoners. They muster about three hundred and sixty
Casualties in the 184th Regiment.
FOUR COMPANIES ENGAGED IN THE LATE BATTLE.
Gallantry of the 6th Army Corps.
On Saturday we stated our belief that Companies A, B, D and F, of the 184th
Regiment were engaged in the late battle at Fisher's Hill, when SHERIDAN obtained
his brilliant victory over LONGSTREET and EARLY. We based bur belief on the
correspondence of a member of Co D, who, under date of Oct. 16th, stated that
the above companies had been brigaded in the 3d Division, 6th Army Corps. The
New York Herald, of Saturday published a graphic account of the battle, together
with a list of casualties in the 3d Division of the 6th Army Corps. The 6th
and 19th Army Corps bore the brunt of the battle and to them is mainly entitled
the credit of restoring honor to our arms from the chaotic confusion into which
our troops were thrown during the early part of the day. The Herald correspondent
says the gallant men of the 6th Corps stood in front of the rebel artillery
with the most perfect unconcern, although at times they were ordered to lie
down and let the iron hail pass our them. Then, when the rebel lines advanced,
they returned yell for yell and volley for volley. When hardly pressed the
solid columns appeared to melt away, but not to retreat.—The wearers
of the grecian cross appeared to have forgotten how to retreat, and to feel
that the salvation of the army depended on their standing firm, for after falling
back a few yards the column would be again formed and the battle renewed.
The following casualties in Companies A, B, D and F, are reported in the Herald.
No names of killed are given, and we cannot therefore state definitely whether
any of our brave boys have been so quickly called upon to surrender their lives
in their country's defence:
Sergeant Geo. Bahn, Co D, arm.
Sergeant Al. Moran, Co D , shoulder.
Corporal W. P. Stevens, Co B, leg.
Corporal I. N. Fish, Co A, side.
Private A. L. Gibbert, Co A, thigh.
Private Job Babcock, Co. F, right hand.
Private David Marshall, Co. F, wrist.
Private John A. Maxon, Co. B, hip.
Private A. P. Cole, Co. A, leg.
Private John B. Kennedy, thigh.
Private John W. Budds, Co. F, wrist.
Private W. Percipal, Co, D, left hip.
Private A. Stonger, Co. A, right let.
FROM THE 184TH REGIMENT.—The following letter from Col. ROBINSON will
be read with interest:
POST HEADQUARTERS, HARRISON'S LANDING, Nov. 4, 1864.
EDITOR OSWEGO COMMERCIAL TIMES:
The weather here is delightful. Two or three frosts have tinted the forest
trees delightfully, and one may travel far before seeing go fair a landscape
as is presented to view from this post.
The officers of the regiment have labored under many difficulties, and among
those, not the least, is that we have no Surgeon, no Chaplain, and no Regimental
colors. It seems to me that if the good people of our county only knew that
their friends and relations were entirely without medical aid except such transient
assistance as we may happen to secure, that they would not rest until this
deficiency, at least, was supplied. I trust it may never be the fate of any
there to be placed in the position we now occupy.
Soon after my reaching the regiment I drew up the necessary papers required
by the Regulations, and signed by every officer of the companies now with us,
securing to the Rev. Mr. POST the position of Chaplain. These papers I forwarded
to him some time ago. We have no Chaplain yet.
I am informed by officers that the State furnishes regimental colors to regiments
from New York. Acting under this information, I several weeks ago asked for
the colors from the Adjutant-General, but as yet we are without colors. However,
whether we have Surgeon, Chaplain or colors, I believe the men of the 184th
will do their duty. A portion have already been baptized by fire, and the rest
I believe will not falter in the same ordeal.
I am fearful, from all I can learn, that Col. HARNEY was killed at the last
advance made by Gen. GRANT towards the Southside road, I am informed he left
the regiment to obtain some information.—Soon heavy firing was heard
in the direction that he took, since which time he has not been seen or heard
from. With this exception, there was no other casualties in the 147th.
W. G. Robinson.
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