New York militia manual owned by Hiram Anderson Jr., who enlisted as Captain of Company A, 92nd New York Infantry in October 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in March 1862 and was killed in action in an assault at Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864. Anderson’s manual is hardbound 352 pages and is stenciled “H. ANDERSON JR. CAPT. CO. A” in the front cover and inscribed “Capt. H. Anderson, from W. W. Perkins, Albany, N.Y.” on the first page. The book is in very good condition with some slight edge wear and is complete with numerous steel plate engravings of camp layouts and illustrations of regulation arms and equipment. The lot includes a document from Captain Anderson to Colonel Jonah Sanford of the 92nd New York, reporting on the death of Private Edward M. Beals of Company A, as well as an unfilled leave of absent slip with the heading “Headquarters Excelsior Rifle Legion (92d Regiment N.Y.S.V)”. A nice grouping from a Union officer killed at Cold Harbor.
Hiram Anderson, Jr - Residence was not listed; 34 years old. Enlisted on 10/10/1861 at Potsdam, NY as a Captain. On 10/30/1861 he was commissioned into "A" Co. NY 92nd Infantry. He was Killed on 6/1/1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. Promotions: Lt Colonel 3/11/1862.
Hiram Anderson, Jr:
Residence was not listed; 34 years old.
Enlisted on 10/10/1861 at Potsdam, NY as a Captain.
On 10/30/1861 he was commissioned into "A" Co. NY 92nd Infantry
He was Killed on 6/1/1864 at Cold Harbor, VA
* Lt Colonel 3/11/1862
NEW YORK NINETY-SECOND INFANTRY (Three Years):
Ninety-second Infantry.-Cols., Jonah Sanford, Lewis C. Hunt, Thomas S. Hall; Lieut.-Cols., LaFayette Bingham, Hiram Anderson, Truman Adams Merriman; Majs., Thomas S. Hall, Truman A. Merriman.
The 92nd, the 2nd St. Lawrence county regiment, recruited in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, was mustered into the U. S. service at Potsdam, Jan. 1, 1862, for three years. It left for Washington, March 5, 1862, was there assigned to Palmer's brigade, Casey's division, 4th corps, and embarked with Gen. McClellan's forces for the Peninsula.
The regiment was present during the siege of Yorktown and the battle of Williamsburg; suffered the loss of 105 killed, wounded or missing at Fair Oaks; shared in the Seven Days' battles, and in August was stationed at Camp Hamilton, Va.
In November it was ordered to Suffolk, Va., still with the 4th corps, and in December, moved to New Berne, N. C., and participated in the Goldsboro expedition. Remaining near New Berne as part of the 1st brigade, 4th division, 18th corps, until July, the regiment served for a short time at Fort Anderson, N. C., and returned to New Berne in August, where it performed garrison and other duties until recalled to Virginia in April,
With the same corps the 92nd lost heavily at Cold Harbor and was present during the summer before Petersburg. In Nov., 1864, the command was ordered to New York harbor, but returned to Petersburg on Nov. 17, there to remain until the expiration of its term of service.
On Jan. 7, 1865, the 92nd was mustered out at Albany, the veterans and recruits having been previously transferred to the 86th N. Y. infantry. During its term of service the regiment lost 70 by death from wounds and 132 by death from other causes.
Inventory Number: HIS 139