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    14th New York Infantry Musician's Grouping - Inventory Number: GRO 021 / Sold

    * Original Model 1840 Musician sword manufactured by Horstmann & Sons of Philadelphia.  Very good condition example showing just field use and some wear from age and exposure to the elements.  

    * Pair of matching rosewood drumsticks with original paper label bearing the ink inscription: "A.P. Bell 14th N.Y.S.V."

    * Original crimson worsted wool sash worn by private Bell as prescribed for musicians per regulations.  Scarce.  

    Albert P. Bell

    Enlisted at 22 years of age.

    Enlisted on 5/2/1861 at Rome, NY as a Musician.

    On 5/17/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. NY 14th Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 5/24/1863 at Utica, NY


    Fourteenth Infantry.-Col., James McQuade.  Lieut.-Cols., Charles A. Johnson, Charles H. Skillon, Thomas M. Davies; Majs., Charles H. Skillon, Charles B. Young, Thomas M. Davies, Lewis Michaels.

    The 14th, known as the 1st Oneida county regiment, was organized at Utica and contained five companies from that city, one from Rome, one from Boonville, one from Syracuse, one from Lowville and one from Hudson.  It was mustered into the U. S. service at Albany May 17, 1861, for a two years' term, and left the state for Washington on June 18.

    For a month it was stationed on Meridian hill and on July 22 was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, then encamped on Arlington heights.  Winter quarters were established on Miner's hill and on March 13, 1862, the 14th was transferred to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, Army of the Potomac, and served with that brigade in the Peninsular campaign until May, when it became a part of the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 5th provisional corps.

    It bore a prominent part in the Seven Days' battles, 125 members being among the dead and wounded at Malvern hill.  Camp at Harrison's landing followed and then the Maryland campaign, in which the regiment was held in reserve during the bloody battle of Antietam.  It was again active at Fredericksburg, with a loss of 35 killed, wounded and missing, after which it spent a quiet winter in camp near Falmouth and upon the expiration of its term of service was mustered out at Utica, May 24, 1863.

    The three years' men were transferred to the 44th and later to the 140th N. Y.  The total loss of the regiment during its term of service was 85 by death from wounds, and 44 from other causes.

    Inventory Number: GRO 021 / Sold