Isaac Macey
(Cir 1817-)
(Cir 1825-)
Henry J. Macey
(Cir 1842-)


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Henry J. Macey

  • Born: Cir 1842, New York

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Henry Macey Enlistment Date: 22 Apr 1861 Enlistment Place: New York City, New York Side Served: Union State Served: New York Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 April 1861 at the age of 20.
Enlisted in Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment New York on 9 May 1861.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 5 Aug 1861.
Promoted to Full Private at (Reduced to ranks) on 19 Jan 1863.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 15 Apr 1863.
Mustered Out Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment New York on 25 May 1863 at New York, NY.

Regimental History
(Two Years)

Fourth Infantry.-Cols., Alfred W. Taylor, John D. MacGregor; Lieut.-Cols., John D. MacGregor, William Jamieson; Majs., Alfred W. Taylor, William Jamieson, Charles W. Kruger.

The 4th, or the 1st regiment, Scott's Life Guard, was recruited in New York city, except Co. E, recruited in Brooklyn, and was mustered into the U. S. service from May 2 to 9, 1861, for a two years' term. On June 3 the 4th embarked for Newport News; was quartered there until July 26; was then ordered to Baltimore and remained there unfit Aug. 31, when it was detailed to guard the railroad at and near Havre de Grace.

From March 26 to June 6, 1862, it was stationed at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, and was then assigned to the 7th corps at Suffolk, Va. It was ordered to Washington Sept. 6, to join the Army of the Potomac, and as part of the 3d brigade, 3d division, 2nd corps, fought bravely at Antietam, where its loss was 44 killed, 142 wounded and 1 missing.

It was posted at Harper's Ferry from Sept. 22 to Oct. 30, when it moved to Falmouth and participated in the battle of Fredericksburg, again losing heavily. Winter quarters were established at Falmouth until late in April, 1863, when the army began the movement which culminated in the battle of Chancellorsville, in which the 4th was actively engaged. In New York city, May 25, 1863, the regiment was mustered out, having lost by death from wounds 64 members and 24 by death from other causes.

Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 51

New York
First Scott's Life Guard.

This regiment, Col. Alfred W. Taylor, was accepted by the State April 25, 1861; it was organized at New York city, where it was recruited, except Company E which was recruited in Brooklyn. The companies were mustered in the service of the United States for two years; C, D, E, F, H and K May 2; A and G May 7; and B and I May 9, 1861.

The regiment left the State June 3, 1861; served at Newport News, Va., from June 7, 1861; at Baltimore, Md., from July 26, 1861; at Havre de Grace, Md., from August, 1861; at Baltimore and Havre de Grace from November, 1861; at Suffolk,
Va., 7th Corps, from June 6, 1862; in the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 16, 1862; and, commanded by Col. John D. McGregor, was mustered out and honorably discharged May 25, 1863, at New York city.

Source: Phisterer, p. 1,738

Battles Fought
Fought on 6 Dec 1861 at Chasce Station, MD.
Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Antietam, MD.
Fought on 13 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.

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