War Between the States

Colonel 19th New York National Guard Infantry

Colonel 168th New York Infantry


(1819-78) Born at Newburgh, New York. During the Civil War, 1862-63, he commanded the 19th New York and the 168th New York regiments respectively.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Seated view in uniform with rank of brigadier general, with over the shoulder leather belt, U.S. eagle belt plate, and cradling his sword across his lap. Backmark: Remillard, No. 82 Water Street, Newburgh, N.Y. Light age toning. Scarce.

19th New York National Guard Infantry

Commanded by Colonel William R. Brown, the regiment was ordered to Washington, D.C., on May 27, 1862. They were mustered into the U.S. Service for 9 months at Baltimore, and served at Baltimore and along the line of the railroad from Baltimore to Havre de Grace, until being mustered out in Sept. 1862.

168th New York Infantry

Commanded by Colonel William R. Brown, the 168th New York Infantry, was organized at Newburgh, N.Y., and mustered into the U.S. Service, on Feb. 11, 1863. They left the state on Feb. 12, 1863, for Baltimore, Md., and then moved on to Norfolk, Va., where they were assigned to Busteed's Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps, Department of Virginia, to April 1863. Subsequently served in King's Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps until June, when it was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to July 1863. Served in the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, until October 1863.

The 168th served as part of the garrison at Yorktown, Va., they took part in a skirmish at Walkerton Va., in May, saw action during Dix's Peninsula Campaign, and were engaged in a fight at Yorktown, Va. in early June. They also took part in a number of other minor engagements in the area and then pursued General R.E. Lee's Army to Manassas Gap, Va., July 14-24. They ended their service by doing guard duty along the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, until their muster out of service, on Oct. 31, 1863.



Cdv General William R. Brown

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