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29th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
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Active June 6, 1861 to July 1, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of First Bull Run
Battle of Cross Keys
Battle of Second Bull Run
Battle of Chancellorsville

The 29th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the "Astor Rifles" or "1st German Infantry", was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The regiment was organized in New York City, New York and was mustered in for a two year enlistment on June 6, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of service on June 20, 1863, and those men who had signed three year enlistments or who re-enlisted were mustered as the Independent Compy, 29th New York Infantry until they were transferred to the 68th New York on April 19, 1864.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 8 officers and 107 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 158 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 274 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel

See also[]

  • List of New York Civil War regiments

Notes[]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyinf3.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.

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