Lists of regimental members in the collection. Search by last names:
The late Mike Winey took the only known photograph of the regimental (state) flag of the 154th New York before it was vandalized while on display in Albany in the 1960s. The damaged flag is now housed at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga.
The 154th NY Volunteer Infantry, also known as the "Hardtack Regiment", served in the Army of the Potomac, the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Georgia during the American Civil War. The 948 original members were from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties in the southern tier of upstate New York. From Camp Brown in Jamestown, where they mustered into the army in September 1862, the men would move on to fight in important battles such as Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In these battles, the 154th suffered significant causalities, losing 40% of the troops on the battlefield at Chancellorsville and 78% at Gettysburg. They then joined the Army of the Cumberland and participated in the Chattanooga, Atlanta, and March to the Sea campaigns.
22% of the regiment died on the battlefield or of disease, while others were captured and held as prisoners of war. At the final muster, only about 350 men were left on active duty. They made it back home to their loved ones in June 1865.
There are hundreds of pictures, letters, and other documents from the men who served in the 154th Regiment in this collection. It includes family photos, portraits, discharge papers, injury reports, personal letters, diary entries and official government documents.
The work to put everything onto the site continues, but meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you are particularly interested in.
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Dunkelman, Mark H., and Michael Winey. The Hardtack Regiment: An Illustrated History of the 154th Regiment New York State Infantry Volunteers. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, 1981.
Dunkelman, Mark H. "The Hardtack Regiment."http://hardtackregiment.com/.
NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "The 154th Infantry CW Roster."
Service Records. http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/rosters/Infantry/154th_Infantry_CW_Roster.pdf
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