8th   New  York Heavy Artillery

(129th Regt. N.Y.V. Infantry)



Unit impression regularly and proudly done

by the First Maryland US

at Fort McHenry National Monument






Descendant’s Web Site



New York State military Museum

8th NY Monument at Cold Harbor

(219 men killed, around 400 wounded in the charge)



1st MD as the 8th NY Heavy Artillery at Ft McHenry, MD

8th Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized at Lockport, N.Y., as the 129th Regiment Infantry, and mustered in August 22, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 23, 1862. Designation changed October 19, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, Army of West Virginia, to August, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to May, 1864. Tylet's Heavy Artillery Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, May 15-29, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June 26, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Forts Federal Hill, Marshall and McHenry, Defenses of Baltimore, Md. (except from July 10 to August 3, 1863, at Maryland Heights, and a few days in February, 1864, at Green Springs Run and Romney), until May 12, 1864. Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field May 12, 1864. (Cos, "L" and "M" Join Regiment at Baltimore February, 1864.) Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Spotsylvania Court House May 17-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Watkin's House March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12, Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 5, 1865. Veterans and Recruits of Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" transferred to 4th New York Heavy Artillery; those of Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F" to 10th New York Heavy Artillery.

Regiment lost during service 19 Officers and 342 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 298 Enlisted men by disease. Total 663.


The Soldiers Monument at Niagara, NY

Dedicated to the memory

Of Col P. Porter and the 8th NY


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