59th Regiment Infantry
(4th Veteran)



Field & Staff---NCO Staff---Unassigned


Organized at Reedville December 3, 1863, to April 20, 1864. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 26-28, thence to Rappahannock Station, Va., April 29-May 2, and Join Army of the Potomac. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to May, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church or Peeble's Farm September 29-October 2. Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria April 20-28. Grand Review May 23. Consolidated with 57th Massachusetts Infantry May 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 83 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 93 Enlisted men by disease. Total 184.

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