The 128th New York Infantry Regiment, Old Steady, was a volunteer regiment from Dutchess County and Columbia County, during the American Civil War. It was formed in Hudson, New York, on September 5, 1862, and was comprised of volunteers from locations within those two counties.

The 11 companies of the 128th New York Infantry Regiment:

  • Company A: Hudson, Ghent, Chatham, Austerlitz, New Lebanon, Canaan, Germantown and Claverack
  • Company B: Washington, Amenia, Dover, Pawling, North East, Stanford and Pine Plains
  • Company C: Rhinebeck, Milan, Red Hook, Clinton, Stanford, and Hyde Park
  • Company D: Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Beekman, Fishkill, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Clinton, Livingston, Greenport and LaGrange
  • Company E: Kinderhook, Chatham, Valatie, Hillsdale and Austerlitz
  • Company F: Fishkill, Pawling, Pine Plains, North East, Washington, Amenia and Hudson
  • Company G: Stuyvesant, Hudson, Ancram, Clermont, Taghkanick, Gallatin, Claverack, New Lebanon, Stockport, Ghent and Hillsdale
  • Company H: Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Beekman
  • Company I: Poughkeepsie
  • Company K: Chatham, Hudson, Claverack, Greenport, Hyde Park, Clinton, Germantown, Red Hook and Copake

Regiment Service Timeline:

During the various campaigns that the 128th New York was engaged in The 128th New York lost 2 officers and 58 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 203 enlisted men to disease out of the 960 original enlistees and 173 recruits. As was often the case, more men were lost to disease than to combat.

Left New York State for Washington, D. C., September 5, 1862. At Washington and Baltimore till December, 1862. Moved to New Orleans, La., and duty at Camps Parrapet and Kenner till March, 1863. Expedition to Ponchatoula March 20-May 15. Ponchatoula March 24-26. Barratara April 7. Gainesville April 18. Ponchatoula May 13. Camp Moore May 15. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Port Hudson, La., May 21-23. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge July 11, thence to Donaldsonville July 15. Duty there and at Baton Rouge till March, 1864. Red River Campaign March 23-May 22. Duty at Alexandria March 25-April 12. Grand Ecore April 13. Retreat to Alexandria April 21-26. Monett’s Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. At Morganza till July 3. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., and Washington, D. C., July 3-29. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher’s Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and Winchester till January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, and duty there till March 5. Moved to Wilmington, N. C., March 5; thence to Morehead City, N. C., March 10. Moved to Goldsboro April 8, thence to Savannah May 2, and duty there till July. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., July 12, 1865.