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Historical Sketch
of the 44th Infantry Regiment

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.

One of the first heroes to fall in the War of the Rebellion was Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth. While the body of that young officer lay in state, in the Capitol at Albany, N. Y., some of the patriotic people of that city conceived the idea of raising a regiment from the State at large, in honor of that distinguished young officer. The plan was to select one man from each town and ward in the State of New York, to be chosen by the people of such town or ward. A circular was accordingly published, setting forth the qualifications required of each candidate for membership. The circular provided that the candidate must be an able-bodied man, unmarried, temperate, at least five feet eight inches in height, of good moral character, bring credentials that he represented some town or ward in the State, and pay in to the regimental fund the sum of $20. The circular also provided that applicants for membership should meet at the City Hall, in Albany, on the 8th day of August, 1861. This plan, with some unimportant modifications, was carried out. The regiment was designated as the Forty-fourth New York Volunteers, otherwise known as the "People's Ellsworth Regiment."

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: March 27, 2006
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