Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Civil War Memoir: Warren Ives 151st New York Infantry

The following is from Grand Army of the Republic ~ Department of New York ~ Personal War Sketches of the Members of Charles P. Sprout Post No. 76, of Lockport

Sprout who was with the New York 28th Infantry was killed in Action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862

Warren Ives
Born Albany, New York
Company “H” & “E”, 151st New York Infantry

…The first battle in which I was engaged was at Locust Grove Va., Nov. 27th, 1863. Was afterward in the battles of Perryville or 2nd Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, Opeguan, Bristow Station, Wilderness, Cold Harbor and many skirmishes….

One of the most important events in my military service was being put on detached service at the Front—21 months out of 34 months altogether which among other services, was carrying confidential communications, from Division Headquarters, to various officers at the front, and from the front to Washington, three times—carrying mail from White House Landing to the front—acting as Scout by detail from Division Headquarters in the Shenandoah Valley for about six weeks in the Fall of 1864. Winter service….

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