106th NY Infantry collecting for General John Sedgwick's Memorial! It appears the regiment thought very highly of their recently killed in action commander, raising $37 from just 13 of officers.
In fine condition, with wear as shown.
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One Hundred and Sixth Infantry.-Cols., Schuyler F. Judd, Edward
C. James, Frederick E. Embrick, Lewis F. Barney, Andrew N.
McDonald; Lieut.-Cols., Edward C. James, Fred E. Embrick,
Charles Townsend, Andrew N. McDonald, Henry C. Allen, A. W.
Briggs; Majs., Charles Townsend, Andrew N. McDonald, Edward M.
Paine, Henry C. Allen, William P. Huxford.
This was a St. Lawrence county regiment, organized at
Ogdensburg, and there mustered into the U. S. service for three
years Aug. 27, 1862. It left the state the following day and
during its long period of service established a reputation for
itself which entitles it to rank among the three hundred
fighting regiments of the war.
It took part in the following battles: Fairmount and
Martinsburg, W. Va.; Culpeper, Mine Run, Wilderness,
Spottsylvania, North Anna river, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor,
first assault on Petersburg, and the Weldon railroad, Va.;
Monocacy, Md., Charlestown, W. Va., Opequan, Fisher's hill,
Cedar Creek, Va.; fall of Petersburg, Sailor's creek, and was
present at Wapping heights, siege of Petersburg Hatcher's run
After leaving the state it served first in the railroad
division, 8th corps, Middle Department, and was then ordered to
New creek, W. Va. The following is quoted from Col. Fox's
account of the regiment: "Companies D and F were captured,
April 29, 1863, at Fairmount, W. Va., where they defended a
railroad bridge for several hours against a large force of
The captured men were immediately released on parole. The
regiment left North mountain, June 13, 1863, and, with the
other troops in that vicinity, retired before the advance of
Lee's army. It joined the Army of the Potomac, July 10, 1863,
while near Frederick, Md., and with other new material was
organized as the 3d division (Carr's) of the 3d corps.
This division was transferred in March, 1864, to the 6th corps,
and its command given to Gen. Ricketts. While in the 6th corps
the regiment saw hard service and almost continuous fighting.
At Cold Harbor it lost 23 killed, 88 wounded, and 23 missing,-
Lieut.-Col. Charles Townsend and 3 other officers being among
The corps was ordered soon afterward to Maryland, where, at the
battle of Monocacy, the regiment sustained another severe loss.
It was actively engaged in the Shenandoah Valley, in all the
battles of the corps, and then, returning to Petersburg,
participated in the final campaign.
At Spottsylvania the casualties in the regiment aggregated 6
killed and 32 wounded; at the Opequan, 6 killed, 45 wounded,
and 3 missing; and at Cedar creek, 8 killed and 45 wounded.
Gen. Ricketts was wounded at Cedar creek, after which the
division was commanded by Gen. Seymour."
The regiment was mustered out at Washington, D. C., June 22 and
27, 1865. During its term of service it lost 10 officers and
127 men killed and died of wounds; 4 officers and 166 men died
of disease, accident, etc., a total of 307, of whom 5 men died
in prison. The total enrollment was 1,367, of whom 10 per
cent. were killed in action.
Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 126