45th Regiment, New York Volunteers
Civil War Newspaper Clippings
FIFTY-FIFTH REGIMENT.—This organization, which volunteered as a militia
regiment, in the service of the General Government, for the war, has since
been consolidated with the 38th N. Y. Volunteers. The field organization, therefore,
becoming extinct, it is designed to reorganize the district and number in our
city. It is proposed to have the regiment commanded by Colonel Legal, its old
45th Regiment New York Volunteers. The following promotions have taken place
in this regiment: First Sergeant Louis Shellenberger to be Second Lieutenant
of company F. Sergeant Major Charles Berry to be Second Lieutenant of company
THE FORTY-FIFTH REGIMENT.—An election for field officers of the Forty-fifth
regiment N.Y.S.M., occurred at the armory of Company C, yesterday afternoon.
There was a large vote (the regiment being fully represented,) resulting in
the choice of I. J. Gray for Colonel, Joel Willard for Lieutenant Colonel,
and F. X. Myers for Major. Colonel Gray has been for a long time connected
with the regiment, for several years holding the position of Major, and is
an officer whose ambition it has ever been to bring the Forty-fifth to a prominent
place among the militia regiments of the State. As Colonel, his labors to that
end will be more effective, and the friends of the regiment may hope and expect.
Lieutenant Colonel Willard, some time since chosen Captain of the Regimental
Corps, is a gentleman whose attention to the interests of the regiment may
be depended upon, and an officer who will ably second and assist in carrying
out the earnest intentions of the Colonel for its advancement to the front
rank. Of the ability and popularity of Major Myers, the condition of that splendid
Company, the Seymour Artillery, of which he has long been Captain, speaks enough.
Under these officers, among whom there are no jealousies and rivalries, and
with whom all is harmony, the regiment will be brought to a perfection in point
of numbers, efficiency, and spirit, which will make it once more the pride
of Oneida county—the best militia regiment in the State, west of Albany.
But the young men must take hold and fill up the Company ranks.—Large
numbers of capable officers and brave men have been furnished the volunteer
service from the ranks of the Forty-fifth, and now the first move to be made
is one for replenishing these companies.—We cannot but think it will
speedily be done. The new armory on Bleecker street is completed and will be
ready for occupation in a week or two. A misunderstanding with the State authorities
alone has prevented its use before now. In that roomy and convenient building
perfection in drill will be attained. Surely, Regimental things have begun
THE 45TH N. Y. V.—The Forty-Fifth Regiment, N. Y. V., will arrive in
this city from the west at an early hour this forenoon. They will continue
their journey eastward via the New York Central Railroad.
THE FORTY-FIFTH REGIMENT.
The Forty-fifth regiment United States Volunteers, otherwise called the Fifth
regiment of German Rifles, received marching orders on Monday, and were preparing
to start for Washington in all haste, when the order was countermanded. The
regiment has been quartered at Landman's Park, on Third avenue, for the last
three weeks, during which time Colonel Amberg has done all in his power to
place his regiment in a high state of efficiency. They now number between
six and seven hundred men, fully uniformed. They will receive their arms, &c.,
on reaching Washington, whither they will
most likely be summoned towards the close of the present week.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
March 27, 2006