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    Three Letters and Envelopes from  Columbus Huntley 92nd New York Infantry - Inventory Number: IDE 097

    Killed at the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, VA 

    Private Huntley enlisted in November of 1861 and served with his regiment as Corporal and later Sergeant of company “B” until his death on September 29th 1864.


    Columbus Huntly:

    Residence was not listed; 32 years old.

    Enlisted on 11/21/1861 at Potsdam, NY as a Private.

    On 11/21/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. NY 92nd Infantry

    He Re-enlisted on 12/4/1863

    He was Killed on 9/29/1864 at Chaffin's Farm, VA

    Promotions:

    * Corpl

    * Sergt 6/1/1864

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * 6/11/1863 from company F to company B

    (Last name: Huntly or Humbly)

     

    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, 1864.

    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: IDE 097