Ordnance Invoice, 144th New York Infantry, Hilton Head, S.c., Enfield Muskets For Sale
Ordnance Invoice, 144th New York Infantry, Hilton Head, South Carolina 8 1/2 x 11, imprinted form, filled out in ink.Invoice of
Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, turned over by Lieut. George A. Colton,
Co. B, 144th New York Vols., to Capt. M.W. Marvin, Co. B, 144th N.Y.
Vols., at Hilton Head, S.C., on the 26th day of November, 1864, in
obedience to Orders of Lieut. Col. James Lewis, Comdg. 144th N.Y. Vols.For
Enfield Rifled Muskets, Cal. .577, bayonet scabbards, cap pouches and
picks, cartridge boxes, cartridge box plates, cartridge box belts, gun
slings, waist belts and plates.I certify, That the above is a
correct Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores turned over by me this
26th day of November, 1864, to Capt. M.W. Marvin, Comdg. Co. B, 144th
N.Y.V. George A. Colton, 1st Lieut. 144 N.Y. Vols. Light age toning and wear.George
A. Colton, was 22 years old, when he enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, and
was commissioned into the 144th New York Infantry. He was promoted to
1st lieutenant, March 4, 1863; captain, May 16, 1865; and was mustered
out of the service on June 25, 1865.The 144th New York Infantry
recruited in Delaware County, was organized at Delhi, and there mustered
into the U.S. service on Sept. 27, 1862. It left the state on
Oct. 11, 956 strong, and was stationed in the defenses of Washington at
Upton's Hill, Cloud's Mills and Vienna until April, 1863.It was
then assigned to the Department of Virginia, and in Gurney's Division
assisted in the defense of Suffolk, during Longstreet's siege of that
place. In May it was placed in Gordon's division of the 7th corps at
West Point, and shared in the demonstration against Richmond.In
July it joined the 2nd brigade, 1st (Schimmelfennig's) Division, 11th
Corps. This division was detached from its corps on Aug. 7, and ordered
to Charleston harbor, where during the fall and winter of 1863 the
regiment was engaged at Folly and Morris islands, participating with
Gillmore's forces in the siege of Fort Wagner and the bombardment of
Fort Sumter and Charleston.In Feb., 1864, in the 1st brigade,
Ames' Division, 10th Corps, it was engaged at Seabrook and John's
Islands, S. C. It was then ordered to Florida, where it was chiefly
engaged in raiding expeditions and was active in the action at Camp
Finnegan. It returned to Hilton Head in June; was active at John's
Island in July, losing 13 killed, wounded and missing; in Potter's
Brigade of the Coast division it participated in the cooperative
movements with Sherman, fighting at Honey Hill and Deveaux Neck.Its
casualties at Honey Hill were 108 and at Deveaux neck, 37 killed,
wounded and missing. Lieut. James W. Mack the only commissioned officer
killed in action, fell at Honey Hill. Attached to the 3d separate
brigade, District of Hilton Head, it was severely engaged at James
island in Feb., 1865, losing 44 killed, wounded and missing.In
the fall of 1864 the ranks of the regiment were reduced to between 300
and 400 men through battle and disease, and it was then recruited to
normal standard by one year recruits from its home county. The regiment
was mustered out at Hilton Head, S.C., June 25, 1865, under command of
Col. Lewis. It lost by death during service 40 officers and men, killed
and mortally wounded; 4 officers and 174 enlisted men died of disease
and other causes; total, 218.Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2
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