2nd Regiment New York State Volunteers
November & December 1846 : disbanded August 1848
Under the command of Ward Burnett, a West Point graduate, the 2nd Regiment New York State Volunteers joined General Winfield Scott’s invasion force and landed at Vera Cruz in March 1847 and participated in the siege of that city. The 2nd Regiment moved westward with Scott’s army, fighting in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, where it was in the vanguard in pursuing and capturing Mexican General Santa Anna, and the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco which resulted in the fall of Mexico City. Out of 1,000 men, the 2nd Regiment New York Volunteers suffered nearly 400 casualties, with 199 deaths from combat wounds or sickness.