17th NY Infantry

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Nyack Volunteer Company
April 27, 1861
Rockland County Journal 

These are the Clarkstown soldiers who served in the 17th New York Infantry:

George Hyer
Enlisted August 1862

David Myers
Enlisted October 18, 1862

Irving D. Smith
Enlisted (Company G) May 25, 1861

Daniel Tremper
Enlisted June, 1861

Carroll S. Waldron
Enlisted (Company G) October 11, 1861 -- Imprisoned in Andersonville -- Discharged March 18, 1865

Edgar N. Waldron
Enlisted (Company G) May 24, 1861 -- Discharged June 2, 1863

Towt Waldron
Enlisted (Company G) May 24, 1861 -- Died of wounds received at the Battle of Bull Run

Henry M. Wood
Enlisted (Company G) May 24, 1861 -- Discharged June 2, 1863

17th New York Infantry
The I7th regiment -- the "Westchester Chasseurs -- contained four companies from Westches-ter county, two from New York city, one from each of the counties of Rockland, Chenango, Wayne and Wyoming, and was mustered into the U. S. service at New York city, May 28, 1861, for a two years' term.
    It went into camp at Camp Washington, Staten Island, until June 21, when it left for Washington and was stationed at Fort Ellsworth near Alexandria. With the 2nd brigade, 5th division, which was held in reserve, the regiment was present at Bull Run.
    In September it was posted at Fairfax seminary; in October was ordered to Hall's hill, where it was assigned to Butterfield's brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, and established permanent winter quarters.     In March, 1862, a company from the 53d N. Y. infantry was assigned to the I7th, and in May, the brigade became a part of the 1st division of the 5th provisional corps.
     In March the command moved to Fortress Monroe and after several reconnoitering expeditions proceeded to Yorktown, where it participated in the siege operations. It was not actively engaged in the ensuing battles of the Peninsular campaign and went into camp at Harrison's landing, whence it moved to Newport News and Manassas.
    At the second Bull Run the regiment made a valiant assault, in which it suffered the loss of 183 killed, wounded and missing, and after the battle the brigade was withdrawn to the vicinity of Washington, where it joined the army in the Maryland campaign, without being called into action.
    It reached Falmouth in Nov., 1862, where camp was established; the regiment was active at Fredericksburg and shared in the "Mud March," returning to complete the winter at Falmouth.
    It was held in reserve at Chancellorsville, the last engagement of the two years men, who were mustered out at New York city, May 22, 1863. During the two years' service, the regiment lost 42 men by death from wounds and 48 by death from other causes.

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.