185th New York Volunteer Infantry

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185th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Active August 26, 1864 - May 30, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Boydton Plank Road
Battle of Hatcher's Run
Appomattox Campaign
Battle of Lewis's Farm
Battle of White Oak Road
Battle of Five Forks
Third Battle of Petersburg
Battle of Appomattox Court House

The 185th New York Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 185th New York Infantry was organized August 26, 1864 at Syracuse, New York and mustered in September 19, 1864 for one-year service under the command of Colonel Edwin S. Jenney.

The regiment was attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May 1865.

The 185th New York Infantry mustered out of service May 30, 1865 in Washington, D.C.. Veterans and recruits were transferred to the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

Detailed service[edit]

Left New York for Petersburg, Va., September 27, 1864. Siege of Petersburg, Va., October 1, 1864 to April 2, 1865. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28, 1864. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. Junction of Boydton and Quaker Roads March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 1-12. Grand Review of the Armies May 23.


Pvt Carlos E Rodgers of the 185th N.Y. Infantry killed March 30/31 or April 1, 1865 Va

The regiment lost a total of 98 men during service; 3 officers and 53 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 39 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Edwin S. Jenney - resigned February 3, 1865
  • Colonel Gustavus Sniper

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Clarke, H. Wadsworth. Roster of the 185th Regiment N.Y.V. (Syracuse, NY: s.n.), 1889.
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Wood, Jeffrey L. Under Chamberlain's Flag: The Stories of the 198th Pennsylvania Volunteers and the 185th New York Volunteers (Victoria, BC: Trafford), 2008. ISBN 1-4120-7874-1
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.