144th New York Infantry Regiment's Civil War Newspaper Clippings
Camp Bliss, Va.
Alvin W. Alvord, private, March 20th, 186_, Cloud's Mills, Va.
Andrew J. Andrews, Sergt, April 9th, at Fairfax Seminary, Va.,
Hiram Robinson, private, June, 8th, 1863, ….town, Va,
Alvin D. Pond, private. July, 10, 1863, U. S. Gen. Hospital, West Philadelphia.
Daniel G. Priest, private, Aug 5th, 1863, at Catlett's Station, Va.
Marcus Pierce, private, Aug. 6th, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Va.
Daniel Pierce, private, Aug 29th, 1863, at Fairfax Seminary, Va.
Daniel Houghtaling, private, Aug. 3d, 1863, Department of Washington, D. C.
Simeon Johnson, private, Sept. 18th, 1863, at Washington, D. C.
Isaac Amner, private, Oct 20th, 1863, at Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D. C.
George W. Hubbell, Corp. May 1st, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C.
Charles Stockley, private, June 14th, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C.
John C. Miller, drummer, June 29th, 1864, at New York City.
George E. Benedict, private, Aug. 24th, 1864, at Jacksonville, Florida.
REGISTER OF DESERTERS CO B.
John C. Miller, received a furlough and failed to return, since discharged by Gen. Dix.
Charles Johnson, received a furlough, and went to Canada.
FROM THE 144TH REGIMENT.
REGISTER OF DEATHS OF CO. C, 144TH REGT N. Y. V.
Amos B. Walter, Musician, Dec. 31st, 1862, at Washington, D. C., typhoid fever.
George Y. Meikleham, private, March 28th, 186d, at Fairfax Seminary, Va., typhoid fever.
David Telford, Corporal, April 3d, 1863, at Fairfax Seminary, Va., typhoid fever.
Charles H. Mace, May 22d. 1863, at West Point, Va., typhoid fever.
Robert Meikleham, private, Oct. 3d, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C., remittant fever.
John Stewart, private, Oct. 6th, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C., remittant fever
Charles H. Barker, private, Nov. 3d, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C., diarrhoea and fever.
John T. Swart, private, Oct. 26th, 1863, at Hilton Head S. C., disease not stated.
Chauncey Hanford, private, Oct. 10th, 1863, at New York City, N. Y., consumption.
George W. Baker, private, Nov. 14th, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C., Scurvey.
Robert G. Patterson, private, Nov. 25th, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C., chronic diarrhoea.
Wesley M. Denny, private, Jan. 16th, 1864, at Folly Island, consumption.
Frederick Ames, private, July 9th, 1864, at John's Island, S. C., killed in battle.
Harley B. Buckingham, Serg't Sept. 15th, 1864, at Hamden, N. Y., fever.
Thomas Lewis, Capt , Sept. 7th, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C., typhoid fever.
REGISTER OF MEN DISCHARGED IN CO. C, 144TH.
Patrick Doyle, private, June 16th, 1863, at Alexandria, Va.
Elias B. Swart, private, Aug. 29th, 1863, place not given.
Moses J. Freleigh, private, Aug. 26th, 1863, place not given.
John Heasley, private, Sept. 3d, 1863, place not given.
John W. Warner, private, Sept. 10th, 1863, place not given.
Elmer M. Graham, private, June, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C.
Alexander Lewis, private, no date, 1864. Hilton Head, S. C.
REGISTER OF DEATHS CO. H, 144TH REGT. N. Y. S. V.
Joseph McKee, private, Feb 8th, 1863, at Washington, D. C.
George Moot, private, July 3d, 1863, at White House, Va., drowned while bathing in the Pamunky River.
George P Dayton, private, Aug. 9th, 1863, at Alexandria, Va., chronic diarrhoea.
Uriah J. Goodenough, private, Aug, 15th, 1863, at Morris Island, S. C., by the bursting of a shell.
Isaac Dykeman, private, Oct. 8th, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C., chronic diarrhoea.
Abram H. Van Buren, private, Oct. 18th, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C chronic diarrhoea.
Ebenezer Kimball, private, Oct 28th, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C., chronic diarrhoea.
Egbert davis, private, Nov. 3d, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C., chronic diarrhoea.
James E. Dayton, Corp'l , Nov 8th, 1863, at Folly Island. S. C., chronic diarrhoea.
Fletcher Mead, Corporal, Nov. 8th, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C., chronic diarrhoea.
Edward A Taylor, private, March 15th, 1864, at Folly Island, S. C., typhoid fever.
Merrit Davis, private, June 18th, 1864, at Jacksonville, Fla., typhoid fever.
Augustus Green, private, Sept. 22d, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C., disease.
Charles V. Craft, Corporal, Nov. 30th, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C., by bullet.
Cornelius Manderville, private, Nov. 30th, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C., by bullet.
Peter A. Van Buren, private, Nov. 30th, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C., by bullet.
Jeremiah Barnhart, private, Nov. 8th, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C., fever.
Donald W. Grant, private, Jan. 13th, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C., fever.
Dewitt C. Thomas, 2d Lieut., June 5th , 1863, at Yorktown, Va., typhoid fever.
REGISTER OF MEN DISCHARGED IN CO. H., 144TH.
William Johnston, private, April 23d, 1863, at Fairfax Seminary, Va.
William T. Ryer, private, Oct. 20th, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C.
George L. Decker, private, Dec. 23dd, 1863, at Fairfax Seminary, Va,
William M. Griffin, private, Dec. 26th, 1863, at Fairfax Seminary, Va.
Hamilton S. Preston, 1st. Serg't, May 12th, 1864, at Jacksonville, Fla.., now 1st Lieut., of Co. G.
Francis Richardson, private, May 21st, 1864, at David's Island, N. Y.
John Simmons, fifer, time not given nor place. Frederick E. Davis, 2d Lieut. June 6th, 1863, at Yorktown, Va.
REGISTER OF DESERTERS CO. H, 144TH.
Daniel Witter, private, Oct. 7th, 1862, at Delhi.
Cornelius Wood, private, Oct 5th, 1862, at Delhi.
Henry Vandenburgh, private, Oct. 28th, 1862, at Delhi, N. Y.
James Daniels, private. Jan. 8th, 1863, at Upton Hill, Va.
John O. Grant, private, Jan. 8th, 1863, at Upton Hill, Va , by enlisting in regular service.
Darius Ritchmyer, private, Oct. l5th, 1862. at Delhi, N. Y.
James Rockafeller, private, Feb 9th, 1863, at Washington, D. C.
James H. Lowell, private Feb. 9th, 1863, at Washington, D. C.
David Dudley, private, July 12th, 1864, at Jacksonville, Fla.
Peter Mosier, private, no time or place given.
John T. Palmer, private, no time or place given.
For the Unadilla Times.
FROM THE 144TH.
Hilton Head, S. C.
January 4, 1865.
MR. EDITOR.--I hear by some letters written to some of the soldiers in this Regiment, that Capt. Chas. C. Siver, of Company H, 114th Regt., N. Y. S. V. has been under an arrest, for meddling with Soldiers' Votes in this Regiment; to that I must say it is a base lie, got up by some one who wishes to harm the Captain, it is without the least foundation, and the person who made such an assertion, has made it without the least foundation for making any such assertion whatever, for in the first place, Captain Siver has never been under an arrest of any kind; and as to his medling with the soldiers votes in any way, it also false. He, it is true, had to make out their papers, and sign his name as Captain commanding such company, in such Regiment.
I have seen him when in making out their papers, for such as wished him to do so, hand them votes for both Candidates, and tell them to take such votes as they chose; when said vote was put in the envelope and sealed in their presence and handed to them, to do with them as they chose; and had the Captain been under an arrest of any kind, either fir forging Soldiers' votes or any other misdemeanor, his sword would have been taken from him and he discharged from the ranks, and that has certainly not been the case, for in the four days fight our troops have had in the Department of the South, he has been in the ranks at the head of his company, cheering his men on and leading them up to the foe, never flinching from the enemy, but giving his men courage by an example of his own.
In the battle of Honey Hill, fought on the 30th day of November, 1864 and the battles of the 6th, 7th and 9th days of December 1864, his company was in the front ranks each day, and the Captain had some quite narrow escapes; his clothes were pierced by bullets, but he was lucky enough to escape without a wound or scratch of any kind thus far; had the Captain been under an arrest of any kind instead of being in command of his command of his company, and leading his men on to fight the battles of his country, he would have been confined to his quarters, but the Captain is too much of a gentlemen, and a soldier, to be placed in any such position. The 144th Regiment left here on Monday the 28th day of December 1864, but, owing to a heavy fog rising from the water, in the night of the 28th, the fleet took the wrong channel, and the mistake was not discovered until the morning of the 29th, when they had to come back and have another start by daylight, which exposed them to the enemy, and gave them time to get reinforcements in time to meet our forces. Had our fleet not made the mistake they did, our forces could have landed and taken the enemy by surprise before they could have had any information of our movements. P-The hardest battle for our side, was fought on the 30th day of November 1864, at a place called Honey Hill, when our forces fell back under the cover of our gunboats, where they re-embarked on board of transports.
This landing was made at a place called Boyds Point. Our forces after hard fighting for eight hours, and driving the enemy behind their breastworks, and owing to the ground being marshy, and thickly covered with woods, were unable to get our artillery to bear upon the enemy. Having nothing but light field pieces, at the time of the engagement, our men were forced to retreat, which they did in good order, carrying off the wounded and losing no prisoners. The retreat was covered by the 144th, which has always deemed a great honor to any Regiment. The Regiment suffered quite severely on that day, both in officers and men.
After they embarked on board of the transports they started for another point called Devaux Neck, where they effected a landing; formed in line of battle and drove the enemy back two miles. This battle came off on the 6th day of December. Our men slept on their arms all night, and the fight commenced again on the morning of the 7th. The 144th being in the advance on both days, again driving the enemy and holding our ground where we commenced throwing up breastworks. On the morning of the 9th of December, the enemy made an attack upon our lines, but they were repulsed, and again driven back, a party of sailors and marines being in the advance and supported by the 144th.—The sailors came very near being overpowered, and were about retreating, until they saw the 144th supporting them, then they gave a yell and said, "here comes the glorious 14th, give the d—n rebels h—l." They then rushed in like wild tigers, and fairly strewed their way with the slain. The sailors were armed with a heavy breech-loading rifle, and they made sure work as far as they went. The 144th Regiment went into the fight with 60 rounds of cartridges to each man, and they faced the enemy until they got out of ammunition, when were relieved by the 25th Ohio. It was on this day that Captain C. C. Siver, while 1eading his men through some woods, was fired upon by a rebel sharp-shooter up in a tree, the ball just missing his head, and going thro' the cape of his coat, and one of his own men, standing near him, and discovering from whence the shot came fired upon the rebel and brought him to the ground, at the same time making this remark, "There, Captain, that fellow will never shoot at you again." The fight lasted until night, when the rebels retreated and left our forces in possession of the field, with their dead and wounded. Our forces then encamped upon the field of battle, and remain there at the present time, with the exception of the 144th, which were ordered back to this point, on the first day of this month. There are some six or eight regiments left there to guard the rebels. The 144th is the only regiment at this point at the present time, and have over 200 officers, and between 500 and 600 rebel prisoners to guard. The other two companies having been left here to guard the rebel officers who have been here some time waiting to be exchanged. The other prisoners have been brought in since the commencement of the raid, and a more miserable set of human beings you do not often see. Their clothing is very shabby, and coarse, and of all colors and shapes.—There is one prisoner among them by the name of Benjamin. His father used to live at Guilford Center, Chenango Co., N. Y. He says he has been pressed into the Southern army against his wishes. Yours, &c.,
J. B. G.