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New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs

4th Infantry Regiment
Civil War
First Scott's Life Guard

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Mustered in: May 2,1861
Mustered out: May 25,1863

This regiment, Col. Alfred W. Taylor, was accepted by the State April 25, 1861; it was organized at New York city, where it was recruited, except Company E which was recruited in Brooklyn. The companies were mustered in the service of the United States for two years; C, D, E, F, H and K May 2; A and G May 7; and B and I May 9, 1861.

The regiment left the State June 3, 1861; served at Newport News, Va., from June 7, 1861; at Baltimore, Md., from July 26, 1861; at Havre de Grace, Md., from August, 1861; at Baltimore and Havre de Grace from November, 1861; at Suffolk, Va., 7th Corps, from June 6, 1862; in the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 16, 1862; and, commanded by Col. John D. McGregor, was mustered out and honorably discharged May 25, 1863, at New York city.

During its service it lost by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 48 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 19 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 23 enlisted men; total, 3 officers, 90 enlisted men; aggregate, 93.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Further reading

Cory, Eugene A. A Private's recollections of Fredericksburg, by Eugene A. Cory, late Company E, Fourth. New York, 1884. 28 p.

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