History of the 144th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry
James Harvey McKee
This is a record of the 144th New York Volunteer Infantry, dedicated by its historian, James Harvey McKee, to the memory of comrades: "Those who died in service, those who have since been mustered-out, and the goodly company that still live to enjoy the fruits of victory, secured by the 'Grand Army' of the Civil War." This fascinating book not only provides accurate history of the Civil War, but portrays personal history of the Regiment that was recorded in the war diaries and letters of officers and soldiers. The history of the 144th Regiment from Delaware County, New York, is covered extensively. Each chapter builds through the hard years of the Civil War, and offers important details of their actions as they organized at Camp Delaware to their pursuit of Robert E. Lee and the Confederates through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina. Conditions before, during, and after the battles fought by the 14th Regiment are described, as well as conditions endured by prisoners at Andersonville and other Civil War prisons. The work of women, tent life, drills, battles, prisoners, surgeons, and the famous Colonel James Lewis are detailed throughout the book. There is also a complete roster of the 144th Regiment: field and staff officers listed by their rank, and companies (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K) with each man listed alphabetically. Many photographs and maps throughout the book give further insight into the men of the 144th Regiment. (1903, 1994), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, 446 pp.