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First Edition with ID of Civil War Soldier Owner of Gen. Sherman’s Memoirs

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First Edition with ID of Civil War Soldier Owner of Gen. Sherman’s Memoirs – This two volume set is the first edition of Sherman’s memoirs, printed in1875. The hardcover blue cloth boards have gilt and black stamped covers. The boards are in fairly good condition with some rubbing along edges and corners; there is minor fraying to the spine ends with one of the spine covers re-glued to the spine proper. Overall, the books are in good condition. Interestingly, one of the frontispiece pages on both Volume I and Volume II has the name “Saml. S. Dimmick” inked on to the top of the page. Dimmick was a Union army veteran, wounded at Gettysburg and taken prisoner at the Battle of Cold Harbor. His record is enumerated below.

• DIMMICK , SAMUEL S.—Corporal, Co. A, Thirty-seventh Infantry; transferred to Co. K , this regiment, May 29,1863; wounded in action, July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa ; taken prisoner, June 1,1864, at Cold Harbor, Va.; returned to company and to ranks, no dates; mustered out, Jul y 5, 1865, at New York city.

DIMMICK, SAMUEL S.—Private, Co. G, One Hundred and First Infantry; transferred to Co, A, this regiment, December 24, 1862, and to Co. K, Fortieth Infantry, May 29, 1863.

Samuel S. Dimmick

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 5/29/1863 as a Corporal.    On 5/29/1863 he transferred into “K” Co. NY 40th Infantry  He was Mustered Out on 7/5/1865 at New York, NY   He was listed as: * Returned (date and place not stated) * Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA * POW 6/1/1864 Cold Harbor, VA   Promotions: * Private (Reduced to ranks)   He also had service in: “A” Co. NY 37th Infantry

 

40th NY Infantry
( 3-years )

Organized: Yonkers, NY on 7/1/61
Mustered Out: 6/27/65 at Washington, DCOfficers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 10
Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 22
Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 228
Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 170
(Source: Fox, Regimental Losses)

 

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Aug ’61 Oct ’61 Howard’s Army of Potomac New Organization
Oct ’61 Mar ’62 2 Heintzelman’s Army of Potomac
Mar ’62 Aug ’62 2 3 3 Army of Potomac
Aug ’62 May ’63 2 1 3 Army of Potomac
May ’63 Mar ’64 3 1 3 Army of Potomac
Mar ’64 Jun ’65 1 3 2 Army of Potomac Mustered Out

NEW YORK

FORTIETH INFANTRY
(Three Years)

 Fortieth Infantry.-Cols., Edward J. Riley, Thomas W. Eagan,  Madison M. Cannon; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas W. Eagan, Nelson A.  Gesner, P. Allen Lindsay, Augustus J. Warner, Madison M. Cannon,  Thomas Crawford; Majs., Richard T. Halstead; Albert S. Ingalls,  P. Allen Lindsay, Augustus J. Warner, Emmons F. Fletcher,  Madison M. Cannon, Thomas Crawford, Augustus W. Keene.  The 40th, the “Mozart Regiment,” recruited in New York city,  received four Massachusetts companies into its organization and  went into camp at Yonkers, where it was mustered into the U. S.  service June 14 to 27, 1861, for three years.  On July 4 it left the state for Washington, numbering 1,000  members and after a short encampment at Washington, was ordered  to Alexandria, where during the summer it was engaged in the  construction of Fort Ward and in guard duty along the Orange &  Alexandria railroad.  It was assigned on Aug. 4, to Howard’s brigade, Potomac division,  but was later attached to Sedgwick’s brigade, Heintzelman’s  division, and passed the winter near Alexandria.  In March, 1862,  with the 2nd brigade, 3d division, 3d corps, Army of the Potomac,  it embarked for Yorktown and was there engaged in the duties of  the siege.  The regiment was closely engaged at Williamsburg and during that  month the brigade was assigned to the 1st division, 3d corps,  with which it participated in the battle of Fair Oaks, where the  40th lost 24 in killed or mortally wounded out of five companies  engaged.  The regiment fought through the Seven Days’ battles with a loss  of 100 killed, wounded and missing and rested for a few weeks at  Harrison’s landing before entering upon the campaign in Virginia  under Gen. Pope.  At the second Bull Run 244 members of the  regiment were engaged and 86 were reported among the lost.  At Chantilly the total loss was 61, but the gallant conduct of  the 40th and the 1st saved the day, and the regiment received the  highest official praise.  At Fredericksburg the total loss was  123.  The regiment shared in the “Mud March” and then gathered  its scattered heroes together to winter at Falmouth.  The recruits for the 87th N. Y. had been added to the 40th in  Sept., 1862, and after the battle of Chancellorsville, in which  the loss was again severe, the regiment was consolidated into a  battalion of five companies.  On May 30, 1863, the three years men of the 37th and 38th N. Y.  were assigned to the 40th, as were members of the 55th and 101st.   As part of the 3d brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, Army of the  Potomac, from May, 1863, the regiment proceeded from  Chancellorsville to Gettysburg, where it again distinguished  itself for bravery with a loss of 150 killed, wounded or missing.  It was active at Kelly’s ford and in the Mine Run campaign, after  which winter quarters were established near Brandy Station, where  in December, the major portion of the members of the regiment  reenlisted.  Many new recruits were also received during the  winter, and at the opening of the Wilderness campaign in the  spring of 1864 the regiment took the field with greatly  replenished ranks.  In March of that year it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 3d  division, 2nd corps; was active at the Wilderness with the loss  of 213 killed, wounded and missing; and fought in the engagements  at Spottsylvania, the Po river, the North Anna, Totopotomoy and  Cold Harbor.  In July, 1864, the original members not reenlisted were mustered  out at New York city and the regiment was consolidated into six  companies, which soon received additional reinforcement by the  addition of the veterans of the 74th N. Y.  The veteran regiment  served before Petersburg until the fall of the city, being  engaged at the Weldon railroad, Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains,  Poplar Spring Church, Boydton Road, the Hicksford raid, Hatcher’s  run, Fort Stedman, White Oak ridge, in the final assault on  Petersburg, April 2, 1865, and the pursuit of Lee to Appomattox.  The regiment was mustered out at Washington, June 27, 1865,  having gallantly acquitted itself through four years of almost  constant fighting, and having well earned its right to be called  a “Fighting Regiment” through the loss of more men killed and  wounded than any other New York regiment save one-the 68th.  Only through the addition of troop after troop of veterans was it  able to preserve its organization, but its reputation for courage  made assignment to its ranks a privilege.  The total death loss  of the command during its term of service was 238 killed or died  of wounds and 172 from accident, imprisonment or disease.  Source:  The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 77  ****************************************************************************************  New York FORTIETH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY (VETERAN). Mozart Regiment; United States Constitution Guard. (Three Years)       This regiment, Col. Edward J. Riley, was organized at Yonkers, under the auspices of the Union Defense Committee of New York city, and under special authority from the War Department.  Originally it was known as the United States Constitution Guard, recruited in New York city by Col. John S. Cocks, of which the Second Zouaves, an incomplete organization, formed part; at the solicitation of the Mozart Hall Committee, it accepted the designation Mozart Regiment.  No more men being accepted from this State, except through the State authorities, the regiment was completed by taking four companies from Massachusetts one-B-from Newburyport; one-G-from Milford; one H-from West Cambridge; and one-K-from Lawrence; and two companies from Pennsylvania.  It was mustered in the service of the United States for three years at Yonkers, the field and staff July 1; Companies A and G June 21; B, C, D, E and F June 14; H and K Tune 27; and I Tune 26, 1861.  In August, 1861, the State accepted the regiment and numbered it as above. September 6, 1862, the regiment received by consolidation the enlisted men of the 87th Infantry, who were assigned principally to Companies E and F.  May 25, 1863, it was consolidated into five companies, B, C, D, F and G, and May 30, 1863, it received by transfer the three years, men of the 38th Infantry, as Companies A, E and H, and those of the 37th Infantry, as Companies I and K.  Company H originally came from the 55th, and Companies I and K from the 1O1st Infantry.  At the expiration of its term of service, the men entitled thereto were discharged, and the regiment retained in service, but, July 7, 1864, consolidated into six companies, A, B, C, D, E and F; Company F becoming Company A; E Company B; A Company C; C Company D; D Company E; I Company F; and Companies B, G, H and K being transferred to the new companies.  August 3, 1864, the members of the 74th Infantry, not mustered out with their regiment, were assigned to this, forming Companies G and H.       The regiment left the State July 4, 1861; served at and near Washington, D. C., from July 6, 1861; near Alexandria, Va., from July 17, 1861; in Howard’s Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 14; 1861; in Sedgwick’s Brigade, Heintzelman’s Division, Army of the Potomac, from October, 1861; in 2d, Birney’s Brigade, 3d, Hamilton’s Division, 3d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862; in 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 3d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1862; in the 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 3d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1864; and was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Col. Madison M. Cannon, June 27, 1865,

Samuel S. Dimmick

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).    On 12/24/1862 he transferred into “A” Co. NY 37th Infantry  He was transferred out on 5/29/1863  On 5/29/1863 he transferred into “K” Co. NY 40th Infantry  (date and method of discharge not given)   He also had service in: “G” Co. NY 101st Infantry

 

37th NY Infantry
( 2-years )

Organized: New York City, NY on 6/6/61
Mustered Out: 6/22/63 at New York City, NYOfficers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 5
Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 1
Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 69
Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 37
(Source: Fox, Regimental Losses)

 

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Aug ’61 Oct ’61 Hunter’s Army of Potomac New Organization
Oct ’61 Mar ’62 1 Heintzelman’s Army of Potomac
Oct ’61 Mar ’62 Fort Washington Army of Potomac Cos. H & I
Mar ’62 Apr ’62 Infantry Military District of Washington Cos. H & I
Mar ’62 Aug ’62 3 3 3 Army of Potomac
Aug ’62 Jun ’63 3 1 3 Army of Potomac Mustered Out

NEW YORK

THIRTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.

(Two Years)

  Thirty-seventh Infantry.-Cols., John H. McCunn, Samuel B. Hayman;  Lieut.-Cols., John Burke, Gilbert Riordan; Majs., Dennis C.  Minton, Gilbert Riordan, Patrick H. Jones, William DeLacy.  The 37th, the “Irish Rifles,” was composed of seven companies  from New York city, two from Cattaraugus county, one from  Pulaski, and was mustered into the U. S. service on June 6 and 7,  1861, at New York city, for a two years’ term.  It left New York  on June 23 for Washington; camped at the foot of East Capitol  street; participated in the first movement to Manassas in Gen.  McDowell’s reserves and went into winter quarters near Bailey’s  cross-roads.  After several temporary assignments the regiment finally became a  part of the 3d brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, and in March,  1862, embarked for Fortress Monroe.  It was active in the siege  operations before Yorktown and at Williamsburg it won  complimentary mention from Gen. Kearny for gallantry in action.  The loss in this battle was 95 killed, wounded and missing.  At  Fair Oaks and in the Seven Days’ battles the regiment was closely  engaged, after which it went into camp at Harrison’s landing;  moved from there to Alexandria; was present at the battles of  Bull Run and Chantilly; reached Falmouth Dec. 6, 1862; was active  at Fredericksburg with a total loss of 35 members; and encamped  near Falmouth during the rest of the winter.  On Dec. 24, 1862, the regiment received the veterans of the 101st  N.  Y.  The heaviest loss was suffered in the Chancellorsville  campaign in May, 1863, when 222 of the 37th were killed, wounded  or missing.  The three years men were transferred to the 40th N.  Y.  on May 29, 1863, and on June 22, the regiment was mustered out  at New York city, having lost 26 by death from wounds and 38 from  accident, imprisonment or disease.

Samuel S. Dimmick

Residence was not listed; 20 years old.  Enlisted on 1/4/1862 at Hancock, NY as a Private.  On 1/4/1862 he mustered into “G” Co. NY 101st Infantry  He was transferred out on 12/24/1862  On 12/24/1862 he transferred into “A” Co. NY 37thinfantry  (date and method of discharge not given)   Promotions: * Corpl 8/31/1862  * Private 9/15/1862 (Reduced to ranks, estimated day)

 

101st NY Infantry
( 3-years )

Organized: Syracuse, NY on 10/1/61
Mustered Out: 12/24/62Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 1
Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 1
Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 24
Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 48
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May ’62 Jun ’62 Whipple’s Command Military District of Washington
Jun ’62 Aug ’62 2 3 3 Army of Potomac
Aug ’62 Nov ’62 2 1 3 Army of Potomac
Nov ’62 Dec ’62 3 1 3 Army of Potomac Cons with 37th NY Inf

 

NEW YORK
ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST INFANTRY

One Hundred and First Infantry.-Cols., Enrico Fardella, George  F.  Chester; Lieut-Cols., Johnson B. Brown, Gustavus Sniper;  Majs. Gustavus Sniper, Samuel L. Mitchell.  This regiment, known as the Union brigade or Onondaga regiment,  was organized at Hancock, Jan. 3, 1862, was recruited in the  counties of Delaware, New York and Onondaga, and was mustered  in from Sept. 2, 1861, to Feb. 28, 1862.  It left the state for  Washington March 9, 1862, and in June was assigned to Kearny’s  famous division, 3d corps, with which it took part in the Seven  Days’ battles, fighting at Oak Grove, Glendale, and Malvern  hill, with a loss during the campaign of 7 killed, 15 wounded  and 22 missing.  On Aug. 14, the regiment marched with the 3d corps to Yorktown,  whence it embarked for Alexandria, and proceeded from there to  Warrenton Junction, where it was sent to reinforce Gen. Pope.   It was engaged at Groveton, the second Bull Run and Chantilly,  sustaining a loss at Bull Run of 6 killed, 101 wounded, and 17  missing, a total of 124 out of 168 engaged, or over 73 per  cent.-a percentage only exceeded in any one battle by two other  regiments in the Union Army.  It was active at the battle of Fredericksburg in December,  losing 13 killed and wounded.  On Dec. 24, 1862, it was  transferred to the 37th N. Y. infantry and the officers were  mustered out.  The regiment lost during service 1 officer and  25 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 1 officer and 48  enlisted men died of disease and other causes; total, 2  officers and 73 enlisted men.