30th Infantry

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30th Infantry

Mustered in: June 1, 1861. Mustered out: June 18, 1863

The companies were recruited principally: A at Lansingburgh; B and I at Troy; C at Schenectady; D, F and G at Saratoga Springs; E at Poughkeepsie; H at Hoosick Falls and Eagle Bridge, and reorganized at Troy, and K at Kinderhook.

The regiment left the State June 28, 1861, and during its service, lost by death, killed in action, 4 officers, 62 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 13 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 31 enlisted men; total, 8 officers, 106 enlisted men; aggregate, 114; of whom 3 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Among those who were disabled or died of disease:

  • Eli Deitz was a 23 year old native of Berne and a Private in Company D when he was stricken at Upton’s Hill VA and discharged for his disability on November 21, 1861. Eli died on May 18, 1862 at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY, less than 6 months after he was discharged for his disability.
  • William T. Conkling from Rensselaerville was a 24 year old and a Lieutenant in Company G when he died of disease at Washington, DC on November 28, 1861. He left behind his widow and his parents.