New York Infantry
"National Guard Rifles"
Organized at New York City August 12 to November 19, 1861. Left
State for Washington, D.C., November 19, 1861. Attached to French's
3rd Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March,
1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac,
to June, 1864. Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps,
to November, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.,
until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10. Reconnaissance
to Cedar Run March 14-16. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va. Siege
of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair
Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
Battles of Gaines Mill June 27; Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 29; White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July
1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress
Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-30. Cover
Pope's retreat to Washington August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign
September 6-22. Sharpsburg, Md., September 15. Battle of Antietam,
Md., September 16-17. Duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September
22-October 29. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance
up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November
17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March"
January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville
Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg
(Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July
1-4. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Advance from
the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign
October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of
the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December
2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. At and near
Stevensburg, Va., until May. Campaign from the Rapidan to the
James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania
May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the
Salient or "Bloody Angle" 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. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of
Petersburg June 16 to December 6, 1864. Jerusalem Plank Road June
22-23. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom
July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry
Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Mustered
out by Companies as follows: Company "C" July 14, Company
"F" August 11, Company "D" August 14, Company
"I" August 13, Company "K" September 3, Company
"A" September 10, Company "B" September 23
and Company "H" October 15, 1864. Veterans and Recruits
transferred to 61st Regiment New York Infantry December 6, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 95 Enlisted
men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 90 Enlisted
men by disease. Total 194.