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28th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
Active May 22, 1861 to June 2, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Winchester
Battle of Cedar Mountain
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Chancellorsville

The 28th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the "Niagara Rifles" or "Scott Life Guard", was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The regiment was organized in Albany, New York and was mustered in for a two year enlistment on May 22, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of service on June 2, 1863, and those men who had signed three year enlistments or who re-enlisted were transferred to the 60th New York.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 46 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 50 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 98 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Dudley Donnelly
  • Colonel Edwin Franklin Brown

See also[]

  • List of New York Civil War regiments


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.


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