Thirty-Fourth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
"Washington Grays"


Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

34th Regiment Infantry ("Herkimer Regiment")

Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in June 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C, July 3, 1861. Attached to Stone's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Gorman's 2nd Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--Outpost duty on the Upper Potomac until March, 1862. Seneca Mills, Md., September 1 and 16, 1861. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24. Near Edwards Ferry October 22. Moved to Harper's Ferry February, 1862; thence to Charlestown and Berryville, Va., March 12-15. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Newport News, thence to Centreville August 16-29. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22, and duty there until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 20. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Three years men transferred to 82nd New York Infantry June 8, 1863. Mustered out June 30, 1863, expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 90 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 68 Enlisted men by disease. Total 162.

See also:

Chapin, L.N. To Sacrifice, to Suffer, and if Need be, to Die: a History of the Thirty-Fourth New York Regiment. Little Falls, NY: The Captain Henry Galpin Civil War Roundtable, 1998.

Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion; Being a History of the 152d N. Y. V., with Scenes, Incidents, etc., which Occurred in the Ranks, of the 34th N. Y., 97th N. Y., 121st N. Y., 2d N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and 1st and 2d N. Y. Mounted Rifles; also the Active Part Performed by the Boys in Blue who Were Associated with the 152d N. Y. V. in Gen. Hancock's Second Army Corps during Grant's Campaign, from the Wilderness to the Surrender of Gen. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Va. Utica, N.Y.:Press of L.C. Childs & Son, 1888.

United States National Archives and Records Service. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations - NEW YORK Twenty-fifth State Militia, Infantry (3 Months, 1861) Twenty-fifth National Guard, Infantry Twenty-sixth Infantry through Twenty-eighth Infantry Twenty-eighth State Militia, Infantry (3 Months, l86l) Twenty-eighth National Guard, Infantry (100 Days, 1864) Twenty-ninth Infantry through Thirty-fourth Infantry.