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Third Brigade, First Division

Lieutenant Colonel C Stephan, 13th New York Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel C Stephan, 13th New York Infantry

Thirteenth New York Infantry

Mustered in United States service for three months 14 May, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 31 May, 1861. Remustered for two years 2 August, 1861

COLONEL I F QUINBY
I F Quinby was appointed colonel, 13th New York Infantry, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861, and resigned on 2 August, 1861. Colonel I F Quinby, 13th New York Infantry, was discharged on 5 August, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, on 17 March, 1862.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C STEPHAN
Captain C Stephan, Company B, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 13th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861.

MAJOR O L TERRY
O L Terry was appointed major, 13th New York Infantry, on 14 May, 1861, dated 8 May, 1861.

Company A: CAPT. C G PUTMAN
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, under the command of Captain R F Taylor, on 25 April 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 5 May, 1861. Captain R F Taylor, 13th New York Infantry, Company A, was discharged and appointed colonel, 33rd New York Infantry, on 27 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant C G Putman, 13th New York Infantry, Company A, was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company A, on 4 July, 1861, dated 27 May, 1861. The company was consolidated with the 13th New York Infantry, Company K (1st), on 29 October, 1861 (See the Volunteers, Department of Washington).
Company B: CAPT. G HYLAND, JR.
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Dansville, Livingston County, New York, under the command of Captain C Stephan, on 27 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 3 May, 1861. Captain C Stephan, 13th New York Infantry, Company B, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 13th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant G Hyland, Jr., 13th New York Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company B, on 4 July, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. A NOLTE
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. A Nolte was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company C, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain A Nolte, 13th New York Infantry, Company C, was discharged on 22 November, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. L BROWN
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 25 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. L Brown was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company C, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. F A SCHOEFFEL
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. F A Schoeffel was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company E, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. H SMITH
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 30 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. H Smith was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company D, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain H Smith, 13th New York Infantry, Company F, resigned on 27 September, 1861.
Company G (1st): CAPT. G W LEWIS
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 30 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. G W Lewis was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company G (1st), on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861, and the company was assigned to the 3rd New York Cavalry, Company K, on 1 September, 1861.
Company G (2nd): CAPT. R T WOOD
The company was mustered in United States service as the 13th New York Infantry, Company G (2nd), on 25 October, 1861, and First Lieutenant R T Wood, 13th New York Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company G (2nd), on 18 December, 1861, dated 1 October, 1861.
Company H (1st): CAPT. H B WILLIAMS
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. H B Williams was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company H (1st), on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861, and the company was consolidated with the 13th New York Infantry, Company D, on 31 October, 1862.
Company H (2nd): CAPT. W Abbott
The company was mustered in United States service as the 13th New York Infantry, Company H (2nd), on 28 November, 1862, and W Abbott was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company H (2nd), on 10 November, 1862, dated 20 October, 1861.
Company I (1st): CAPT. W F TULLY
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 25 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. W F Tully was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company I (1st), on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861, and was dismissed on 17 October, 1861. The company was consolidated with other companies on 29 October, 1861.
Company I (2nd): CAPT. C S BENJAMIN
The company was mustered in United States service as the 13th New York Infantry, Company I (2nd), on 18 October, 1861, and First Lieutenant C S Benjamin, 13th New York Infantry, Company A, was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company I (2nd), on 12 February, 1862, dated 17 October, 1861.
Company K (1st): CAPT. H J THOMAS
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Brockport, Monroe County, New York, on 22 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 4 May, 1861. H J Thomas was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company K (1st), on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861, and resigned on 10 September, 1861. The company was consolidated with the 13th New York Infantry, Company A, on 29 October, 1861.
Company K (2nd): CAPT. E P FULLER
The company was mustered in United States service as the 13th New York Infantry, Company K (2nd), on 29 October, 1861, and First Lieutenant E P Fuller, 13th New York Infantry, Company K (1st), was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company K (2nd), on 29 October, 1861, dated 10 September, 1861. The company was consolidated with the 13th New York Infantry, Company G (2nd), on 31 October, 1862.
Company K (3rd): CAPT. W DOWNEY
The company was mustered in United States as the 13th New York Infantry, Company K (3rd), on 4 October, 1862, and W Downey was appointed captain, 13th New York Infantry, Company K (3rd), on 10 November, 1862, dated 4 October, 1862.

Sources

"The ladies at the sessionroom of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Ninth street, are diligently at work in the manufacture of havelocks for the twelfth and thirteenth New York regiments, which arrived here on Friday last."

The National Republican, 3 June, 1861 - The havelock

"The New York Eighth, Thirteenth, and Twenty-eighth Regiments are all encamped near the Sixty-ninth Regiment. A company of United Staes infantry, Captain King, passed over into Virginia this evening."

The Evening Star, 17 June, 1861 - Movements across the river

"The following regiments compose Col. Sherman's command - Sixty-ninth New York militia, Col. Corcoran; Thirteenth New York volunteers, Col. Quinby; Twenty-eighth New York militia, Col. Bennett; Company B, Second United States cavalry, Lieut. Tompkins; Second Wisconsin volunteers (just attached), Col. Coon."

"The Second Wisconsin regiment, of this brigade, numbers 1,050 men, rank and file, and is ably commanded by its popular colonel, who served with distinction in Mexico. They occupy, with the Thiteenth New York, an advanced position near Ball's Cross Roads."

The New York Herald, 10 July, 1861 - Camp Licoln, N.E. Va., 4 July, 1861

"Fort Corcoran and associated defenses were built in May 1861 to command the approaches to the Aqueduct Bridge. A bastioned earthwork, this fort was garrisoned by the 13th New York Infantry, and had a perimetere of 576 yards plus emplacements for 10 guns, which were initially manned by Co. K, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Linked with this were the outworks called fort Bennett and Haggerty. The former fort had a perimeter of 146 yards and emplacements for five guns, and was designed to bring under fire the slope northwest of Fort Corcoran. The latter possessed a perimeter of 128 yards with emplacements for four guns, and was built to protect the slope south of Fort Corcoran."

American Civil War fortifications No.2: Land and field fortifications, by Ron Field and illustrated by Peter Dennis

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 3, by Frederick Phisterer

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Eighty-ninth session, 1866, Volume 4, Nos. 61 to 85 inclusive, by New York Legislature Assembly

Notes

The 13th New York Infantry was accepted in state service for two years at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 8 May, 1861, and Company B arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 3 May, 1861; Companies C, D, E, F, G (1st), H (1st), I (1st), and K (1st) on 4 May, 1861; and Company A on 5 May, 1861.

Note: The 13th New York Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, under the call for 75,000 troops to serve three months by President A Lincoln on 15 April, 1861.

Mustered in three months, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, 14 May, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was mustered in United States service for three months at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, by Captain W L Elliott, United States Mounted Rifles, on 14 May, 1861.

Elmira, Chemung County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 29-31 May, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry (800) was ordered to proceed by the Elmira & Williamsport Railroad to Washington, D. C., on 29 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the 12th New York Infantry (See the 12th New York Infantry). The regiment arrived at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Catawissa Railroad to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 8 AM on 30 May, 1861. The 13th New York Infantry arrived by the Northern Central Railroad at Bolton Station, at the intersection of Bolton and North Howard Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, via Sunbury, Northumberland County, and Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 6 PM the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 8 PM on 30 May, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annaplois Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 12 AM on 31 May, 1861.

Meridian Hill, west of Fourteenth Street, D. C., 31 May, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry stationed near Meridian Hill, west of Fourteenth Street, D. C., on 31 May, 1861.

Meridian Hill, west of Fourteenth Street, D. C., to Rosslyn, Alexandria County, Virginia, 4 June, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Aqueduct Bridge, Georgetown, D. C., to Rosslyn, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the morning on 4 June, 1861.

Rosslyn to Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 5 June, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was ordered to the rear of Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the morning on 5 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 28th New York State Militia (See the 28th New York State Militia).

Note: The 13th New York Infantry and the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry were stationed near Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel I F Quinby, 13th New York Infantry, on 4 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel W T Sherman, 13th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived via Falls Church and Old Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived via Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 PM the same day. The 13th New York Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 17 July, 1861, and arrived three miles west of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived north of the Warrenton Turnpike, one and half miles west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day.

Note: Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, arrived at Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1.30 PM on 17 July, 1861.

Skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was in reserve during the skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 2 PM and 4.30 PM on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 13th New York Infantry was stationed north of the Warrenton Turnpike, one and half miles west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 July, 1861.

North of the Warrenton Turnpike, one & half miles west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Stone Bridge on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 2.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived between 5 and 6 AM the same day.

Retreat to Washington D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 13th New York Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861. The regiment arrived near Fort Corcoran, Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, via Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 12 PM the same day.

Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 7 August, 1861: The 13th New York Infantry was stationed at Fort Bennett, near Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 7 August, 1861.

Remustered, 2 August, 1861: At the request of the United States Government Governor E D Morgan ordered the 13th New York Infantry to be mustered in United States service for two years on 2 August, 1861.

Mustered out, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, 12, 13, & 14 May, 1863: The three years' men of the 13th New York Infantry were assigned to the 13th New York Infantry, Companies H and K, on 27 April, 1863, and to the 140th New York Infantry, on 23 June, 1863. The 13th New York Infantry was ordered to Rochester, Monroe County, New York, on 27 April, 1863, and was mustered out on 12, 13, and 14 May, 1863.

Colonel W T Sherman, 13th United States Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army: W T Sherman proceeded to St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, on 27 March, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 13th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.33, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861. Colonel W T Sherman, 13th United States Infantry, was assigned to inspection duty at Washington, D. C., between 20 and 29 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Third Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, by Special Orders No.16, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 30 June, 1861. He was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Note: The 13th New York Infantry was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General W T Sherman, United States Volunteers, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.25: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp368-371
Colonel W T Sherman, Thirteenth United States Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Fort Corcoran, Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 25 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.16: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp348-352
Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 27 July, 1861