90th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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90th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
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Active September–December, 1861 to February 9, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Port Hudson
Battle of Kock's Plantation
Red River Campaign
Battle of Opequon
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Battle of Cedar Creek
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The 90th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the "Hancock Guard", "McClellan Chasseurs", "McClellan Rifles", was an infantry regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The companies were recruited principally:

It left on January 5, 1862, for Key West, Florida. In June 1862, the regiment was under the command of Lt. Col. Louis W. Tinelli at Fort Jefferson, Florida.[1]

Early in 1863 it joined the XIX Corps in Louisiana. The regiment moved to Port Hudson, Louisiana, Bayou Lafourche from New Orleans. and the Red River. The veterans took leave in August and September, 1864, and those not on leave went with the 160th New York Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was ordered to Virginia and joined the Union Army of the Shenandoah fighting against Gen. Jubal Early. Soldiers who didn't reenlist left in December, 1864. The regiment was consolidated into six companies, which received members of the 114th, 116th and 133rd New York Volunteer Infantry. The regiment served in William Dwight's division at Washington, and at Savannah, Georgia. It was then ordered to Hawkinsville, Georgia, and mustered out at Savannah.[2]

Total strength and casualties[edit]

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 33 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 25 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 8 officers, 183 enlisted men; total, 10 officers, 241 enlisted men; aggregate, 251; of whom 14 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.[3]


  • Colonel Joseph S. Morgan
  • Colonel Nelson Shaurman
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lewis W. Tinelli

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reid, Thomas. America's Fortress. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. pp. 63–64. ISBN 9780813030197.
  2. ^ New York State Military Museum Unit History Project 90th Infantry Regiment Civil War Hancock Guard
  3. ^ New York State Military Museum Unit History Project 90th Infantry Regiment Civil War Hancock Guard[permanent dead link]


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