58th Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry
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THE POLISH LEGION,
Under command of Colonel Julian Allen, are fast increasing their numbers, and
perfecting themselves in military tactics. One of the companies, mustering
seventy-seven men, wearing the crimson Lancer cap, passed our office yesterday
on their way to be measured for their uniforms. Each company, as soon as
equipped and armed, will go into barracks, the services of the Legion having
been already accepted by the government.
(May 1, 1861)
THE MORGAN RIFLES.
Colonel A. Luiz, of the Holboldt Yagers, and Col. F. Gellman, of the Morgan
Rifles, have consolidated their commands for the purpose of effecting a more
speedy organization of this regiment. The new organ- zation will bear the
name of the Morgan Rifles, his Excellency Governor Morgan having permitted
the use of his name and promised the acceptance of the regiment. It is expected
that it will be one of the first completed.
(Aug. 17, 1861) UNITED STATES RIFLES.
The Secretary of War has recently commissioned Col. Koryranowski to form a
regiment of rifles. Col. Koryranowski was in the three months' service in
the District of Columbia, and was very active in protecting the city and
neighborhood in the early part of the rebellion, before the Northern volunteers
could arrive. Col. Koryranowski will have in his regiment a couple of companies
raised in Washington and Baltimore, composed of men who have served under
him. Lieutenant Colonel Leski was formerly an officer in the British army,
during the Russian war. For the last five or six years a resident of Washington,
he joined the District Volunteers on the first call of the President. The
first detachment of volunteers for this regiment will leave to-day for the
camp of instruction.
U. S. RIFLES.
Col. Krzyzanowski, of unfavorable patronymic but undoubtable patriotism, has
raised four companies of his regiment. A stand of colors is soon to be presented
to them. The recruiting head-quarters are at No. 239 Broadway.
DEPARTURE OF THE FIFTY-EIGHTH REG'T.
The Fifty-eighth Regiment, Colonel Krzyzanowski, recently encamped at Turtle
Bay, broke camp late on Thursday afternoon, and departed for the Seat of War.
The men are mostly Italians, Germans, Poles, French, Danes and Russians. The
Colonel hails from Washington City, and the Adjutant came all the way from
Iowa City, in the State of Iowa. The men are a fine soldierly-looking set of
fellows, and well disciplined.
During their march down Broadway they were loudly cheered. Following is a list
of the principal officers:
Colonel, W. Krzyzanowski; Lieutenant-Colonel, Fr. Gellman; Major, Theodore
Lichtenhein; Adjutant Charles W. Leonherdt; Quartermaster, Abraham Nussbaum;
Surgeon, Dr. Hassel; Assistant-Surgeon Dr. Mencke; Chaplain, Frederick A. Hertzberger;
Sergeant-Major, Louis Diedrich; Quartermaster's-Sergeant, Julius Amke; Company-Sergeant,
Chas. Worms; Hospital-Steward, Theodore Loesch.
N. Y. Express, Nov. 8, 1861
ARRIVAL OF NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.
The veterans of the fifty-eighth Regiment, N. Y. S. V., Col. Krynouskey, reached
this city yesterday morning from the west en route to New York, where it
was recruited and organized. This regiment is composed of Germans, officers
and all. There were about three hundred and fifty of them, and their bronzed
features indicated the hardships they had passed through and the service
they had performed. As they marched up State street to the music of their
full drum corps, they won the admiration of all beholders for their manly
and soldierly bearing.
Although rough in appearance, they were the finest set of men that have yet
returned from the seat of war. They are on their way to New York. Having re-enlisted
for the war, they intend fill up their ranks and again return. Their battle
flags are literally torn to shreds, having been shot to pieces. So completely
riddled are they that the names of the battles in which the regiment has been
engaged could not be placed on them, and they are inscribed on a streamer of
red, white and blue. Among the conflicts in which the Fifty-eighth took part
was that at Lookout Mountain under the clouds, and at Cross Keys.
Presentation of a Sword, Sash and Belt to Col. Kryzanouski of the Fifty- eighth
New York Volunteers.
A very interesting ceremony took place last evening at No. 99 First avenue,
in the presentation of a magnificent sword, sash and belt, to Col. Kryzanouski,
by Mr. S. Stenifeld, who accompanied the gift with a very manly and patriotic
speech. He spoke of the gallant Colonel's ennobling qualities as a citizen,
a patriot and a military commander. He said he had not failed to remember that
when the tocsin of our country's danger was sounded, and the very seat of our
federal government threatened with pillage and desecration, the Colonel, with
martial energy, called around him a spartan band and threw himself into the
breach beneath the eye of our President. He was well aware that ho committed
the sword into hands that would never suffer its blade to be sullied, or be
sheathed until an honorable peace had been conquered.
The scabbard was of pure gold, and on the hilt was engraved these words on
with the Master Mason's third degree on the other.
A princely repast was laid out, of which the numerous guests partook with great
and evident gusto, and which was heightened by the lively strains of a fine
band, that played on the stoop some splendid selections from popular melodies,
and the whole arrangement passed off with marked success.
REGIMENT ARRIVED.—The 58th Regiment N. Y. S. V., arrived in this city
yesterday morning.— They number about 300 strong, and are quartered at
the Barracks. The leave for New York to-day.
RETURN OF THE FIFTY-EIGHTH AND SIXTY-EIGHTH
REGIMENTS—A GRAND RECEPTION, REVIEW AND
The remains of the Fifty-eighth and Sixty-eighth regiments New York Volunteers
arrived in this city yesterday morning from Chattanooga, where they were located
for several months, under the command of Acting Brigadier General Krzyzanowski.
The Fifty-eighth numbered two hundred men, and the Sixty-eighth numbered one
hundred and sixty, rank and file. They were recruited almost entirely from
the German population of this city by Colonel Krzyzanowski and Lieutenant Colonel
Steinhausen, and did splendid service in many of the hardest fought battles
of the West.
Their return yesterday was the occasion of a grand turnout of the German military
organizations to welcome home the brave veterans to a short enjoyment of the
comforts of home. The reception was quite enthusiastic, and more than usually
so, from the fact that those soldiers have re-enlisted to a man, being here
merely on a thirty days furlough.
The Fifth regiment N. Y. S. N. G., under Colonel Christian Burger, the old
members of the Fifty-eighth and Sixty eighth regiments, officers of various
German military associations, and a large concourse of citizens, formed the
The veterans reached this city about ten o'clock yesterday morning by the Hudson
River Railroad, and marched immediately to the City Hall Park, where the escort
was in waiting to receive them.
Their appearance was quite excellent, notwithstanding the many hardships they
have undergone, and they marched with the precision and spirit of veterans.
They were drawn up in line in front of the Hall, and carried the standards
which were presented to them on their departure from this city by Mr. James
Mayor Gunther and several members of the Common Council appeared on the steps
of the City Hal to review the soldiers. The officers were presented to the
Mayor, and, after an interchange of civilities, resumed their places in position
for salute, which was given with great accuracy.
Mayor Gunther next addressed the soldiers in a few appropriate remarks, welcoming
them to their homes, and eulogizing their conduct while at the seat of war.
He expressed himself pleased at the exhibition of public recognition which
the large crowds assembled to welcome them manifested.
Colonel Krzyanowski responded in a soldierly speech, short and to the point.
They had endeavored to do their duty; they had gone into the fight with full
ranks and returned thinned greatly in numbers, after having participated in
fifteen desperate battles. They came back only on a short furlough, and intended,
he said, to soon again rejoin the army of the Union in active service.
The remarks of the Colonel were enthusiastically received, and at their conclusion
the soldiers marched past in review, the Fifth taking the lead. They marched
across the Park to Broadway, up to Fourteenth street, and down the Bowery to
the Atlantic Garden. Here a substantial dinner was prepared for them, and the
soldiers "fell to" in a vigorous manner, demolishing meats, cakes,
wines and lager in truly gigantic proportions. During the repast several speeches
were made by gentlemen present, and the entertainment passed off in a very
Reception of the Fifty-eighth Regiment
THEY ARE TO BE REVIEWED BY MAYOR GUNTHER
AND DINE AT ATLANTIC GARDEN.
This fine old regiment, which has re-enlisted, will arrive in this city to-day,
on a thirty days' furlough, from Tennessee, where they have been doing good
service in the cause of the Union, and it is the intention of the German population
to give them a grand reception. The Fifth regiment, Colonel Burger, Captain
Otto's carbineers, together with detachments from a number of organizations
in this city, under Colonel Heine, of the One Hundred and Third regiment, will
compose the escort. The escort will assemble at the Atlantic Garden, Bowery,
which has been beautifully decorated for the occasion, and march to the foot
of Cortlandt street to receive the regiment, after which the procession will
move up Broadway to the City Hall to be reviewed by Mayor Gunther, proceed
along Broadway to Fourteenth street, and down the Bowery to Atlantic Garden,
where a splendid collation has been prepared. Mr. James T. Brady will there
receive the flag which he presented to the regiment when it left the city for
the seat of war, and which, torn and pierced by a hundred bullets, is to be
handed over to the city authorities. An address in German will also be delivered
by Dr. R. Dulon. (Jan. 26, 1864)
ARRIVAL OF THE FIFTY-EIGHTH REGIMENT.--
Yesterday morning, the 58th Regiment of N. Y. Volunteers, Col. Krynouskey,
a German Regiment, reached here, on the New York
Central Railroad, from Chattanooga. There were about 350 of them, and their
bronzed features and war-worn flag indicated the hardships they had passed
through and the service they had performed. As they marched up State street
to the music of their full drum corps, they won the admiration of all beholders
for their manly and soldierly bearing. Although rough in appearance, they were
the finest set of men that have yet returned from the seat of war.—They
are on their way to New York. Having reinlisted for the war, they intend to
fill up their ranks and again return.
ANOTHER VETERAN REGIMENT RETURNING.—
Yesterday morning the 58th N. Y. V. Regiment passed through this city en route
for New York, from Knoxville, Tennessee, on thirty days furlough. The Regiment
was raised in New York city early in the summer of 1861, and left for the
seat of war over 1,000 strong.—The men were recruited in the Bowery,
near the Cooper Institute, and we believe were first called t h e Steuben
Rangers. After Gen. Sigel received a command it was placed in his Division,
in the 11th Corps. The Regiment was composed entirely of Germans, and wherever
the 11th Corps has distinguished itself the 58th has met the foe. These brave
and war worn veterans were at t h e battle of Cross Keys, second Bull Run,
Chancellorville and Gettysburg. The Regiment was transferred to the
Department of the Cumberland, and has latterly been under the command of Gen.
Carl Schurz. It was at Knoxville during the attack of Longstreet. The Regiment
now numbers but 340 men. About one hundred are in hospital. Of the 240 left
all but forty re-enlisted. The remnant of the returning regiment is in command
of Lieut. Col. Stemhausen.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1861
MILITARY MOVEMENTS IN NEW YORK.
FIFTY-EIGHTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS—
THEIR DEPARTURE TO-MORROW.
This fine corps, at present stationed at Turtle Bay Park, fully equipped with
the Enfield rifle, and 900 strong, will leave camp this morning, at eleven
o'clock, for the seat of war. It is rather remarkable that this is the only
regiment which does not embrace within its ranks English, Irish or Scotch,
but is composed of men who have fought and are the descendants of those who
have taken part in the European continental wars. [This can he easily perceived
by reading over the list of officers.]
The Fifty-eighth is made up of Italians, Germans, Poles, French, Danes and—what
no other regiment can boast of that has left for the seat of war--Russians
form a strong part of the corps. Strictly speaking it is a Continental European
regiment. The Colonel and Adjutant have seen active service on the continent
of Europe, and many of the corps, which is a safe guarantee that their discipline
is of a very superior kind. When the Adjutant was taking an active part in
the Kansas struggle, so ably did he discharge his duties that the invading
army offered a reward of $2,000 for the head of the gallant soldier and Senator.
An incident worthy of relating is, that both Colonel and Adjutant are married
to two Quaker ladies, which testifies their warmth in the cause of freedom,
that Christian sect being strongly opposed to war and its ravages. The Colonel
hails from Washington City, and the Adjutant came all the way from Iowa City,
in the State of Iowa, where he was practising law very successfully. The regiment,
as a whole, cannot be surpassed by any other corps. The men are fine, soldierly
looking fellows and well disciplined, and they feel no dread in meeting freedom's
foe again." A splendid regimental band is attached to the corps, and will
accompany it to the seat of war. They leave Turtle Bay Park this morning at
eleven o'clock. Following is a list of officers, which has not yet appeared
in any print of this city:—
Field--Colonel Krzyzanowski; Lieutenant Colonel, ___ ___; Major, F. Gellman.
Staff—Adjutant, Chas W. Leonherdt; Surgeon, Dr. Hassel; Assistant Surgeon,
Dr. Muecke; Chaplain, Frederick A. Herzberger; Quartermaster, Abraham Nussbeum.
Non-Commissioned Staff--Sergeant Major, Louis Dietrich; Quartermaster Sergeant,
Julius Ambe; Commissary Sergeant, Charles Worms; Hospital Steward, Feodore
Line Officers—Company A—Captain, Wm. Henkel; First Lieutenant,
___ ___; Second Lieutenant, Christian Miller.
Company B—Captain, Peter Koburger; First Lieutenant, August Forster;
Second, Charles Koch.
Company C— Captain, Frederick Breun; First Lieutenant, Wm. Galm; Second,
Company D—Captain, Frederick Hermann; First Lieutenant, Julius Heischer;
Second, Henry Kern.
Company E--Captain, Hermann Baecht; First Lieutenant, —— Bohrer;
Second, John Beutel.
Company F---Captain, Edw. Steinel; First Lieutenant, Ernest Kurlbeum; Second,
Company G—Captain, Gottfried Mass; First Lieutenant, Wm. Appernyeller;
Second, Daniel Pfeil.
Company H— Captain, M. Pabst; First Lieutenant, Chas. _ock; Second, C.
Company I—Captain, G. Roman; First Lieutenant, Cezar Wurtemberg; Second,
Company K—Captain, M. Esenbaux; First Lieutenant, ___ Bash; Second, W.
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