Half portrait of seated Federate soldier in Napoleonic pose. Signed on the back as being Private Ransom Thomas of the 144th New York Volunteers. One hundred and forty fourth New York Volunteers. This regiment saw service in South Carolina from August of 1863 to the end of the war. Frock coat has service stripes on his sleeves. Image by Sam A. Cooley of Beaufort South Carolina. The One Hundred and Forty Fourth New York Volunteers mustered into service in September of 1862 and mustered out in September of 1864. Assigned to the Twenty Second Corps XXII Corps to July of 1863 and then briefly in the Eleventh Corps in then in August of 1863 the regiment was transferred to the XI Corps and then the Tenth Corps to the end of the war. The 144th saw service early in the war manning the defenses of Washington. After April 1863 the regiment moved to Suffolk Virginia and participated in the Siege of Suffolk. Participated in the Pursuit of Lee to Berlin MD in Mid July of 1863 and then was sent to take part in the capture of Charleston South Carolina in August of 1863. Saw battle at Forts Wagner and Gregg and at Fort Sumpter. In early 1864, the regiment moved between Hilton Head and Jacksonville and then back to Charleston. Spent much of 1864 fighting in South Carolina and garrisoned near Hilton Head South Carolina.
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