Scrogg's Or Eagle Brigade

General Gustavus A. Scroggs, of the State Militia and of Buffalo, received authority from the War Department, August 19, 1861, to recruit a brigade of four regiments. Authority to organize regiments for the brigade was granted to Cols. Daniel Ullman, James M. Brown, John P. Jenkins and George A. Buckingham.

Only one regiment was completed, the 2d, Colonel Brown, which was designated by the State authorities, the 100th Regiment of Volunteers; the 1st Regiment, Colonel Ullman, and the men recruited for the 4th Regiment, were consolidated with Col. S. McK. Elliott's regiment, and designated the 78th Regiment of Volunteers; the men enlisted for a so-called 3d Regiment, Colonel Jenkins, formed Companies I and K of the 95th Volunteers; and the 5th Regiment, Colonel Buckingham, known also as the 53d Volunteers second organization, was consolidated with the 132d and 162d Regiments of Volunteers.


The above is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.