4th Infantry Regiment
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
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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