145th Infantry Regiment

Nickname: Stanton Legion

Mustered in: September 11, 1862
Transferred to 107th, 123rd and 150th regiments of infantry: December 9, 1863

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912. 
Colonel William H. Allen received authority to recruit this regiment; it was organized at Staten Island, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 11, 1862. The companies were recruited principally: A, B, C, D, E, F, H and I at New York City; G at Patchogue, Staten Island and New York City, and K at Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Staten Island and New York City.
The regiment left the State September 27, 1862; it served in the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 30, 1862; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Corps, from April, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Corps, from May, 1863; and, December 9, 1863, the enlisted men were transferred to the 107th, I23d and 150th Infantry, and the regiment, under Lieut. Col. R. L. Van Wagenen, discontinued.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 6 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 8 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 35 enlisted men; total, 1 officer, 49 enlisted men; aggregate, 50; of whom 1 enlisted man died in the hands of the enemy.

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II. 
One Hundred and Forty-fifth Infantry.—Col., Edward Livingstoi Price; Lieut.-Cols., Ole P. H. Balling, Roswell L. Van Wagenen; Majs R. L. Van Wagenen, George W. Reid, James H. Brennan. The 145th, the "Stanton Legion," recruited principally at New York city, Hemp-tead, Oyster Bay and Staten island, was organized at Staten island and here mustered into the U. S. service, Sept. 11, 1862, for a three years' term. It left the state on the 27th and was immediately assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd (Greene's) division, 12th corps, which was stationed in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry until December, when it moved into Virginia and made its winter quarters at Stafford Court House. The regiment was heavily engaged at the battle of Chancellorsville, then in Williams' (1st) division, 12th corps, losing 5 killed, wounded and missing. Lieut. W. H. Poole, the only commissioned officer killed in action, fell in this battle. Its loss at Gettysburg was 10 killed and wounded. It then followed with the Corps in pursuit of Lee until the Rappahannock was reached, and was present at the battles of Williamsport, Md., and Robertson's Ford, Va. The 145th was disbanded on Dec. 9, 1863, when the men were distributed to the 107th, 123d, and 150th regiments. During ts service as a separate regiment it lost by death, 1 officer and 14 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 35 enlisted men died of disease and other causes, a total of 50.

Other Resources

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Clark, Philip S. "Historical Sketch." Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg) by the New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902.

Lowry, Thomas P. 1932- (Thomas Power) "Flames at Buckroe Farm: Col. William H. Allen." Curmudgeons, drunkards, and outright fools : courts-martial of Civil War Union colonels. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003, 1997. 11-16.

Warner, Charles L. BrakeColl 
(2d Lt's Letter, Jul 9, 1863).
Located at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA.


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