New York Infantry
"1st Regiment Irish Brigade"
(For monument see 63rd N. Y. Infantry)
Organized at New York and mustered in November 18, 1861. Left
State for Washington, D.C., November 18. Attached to Meagher's
Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac,
to June, 1864. Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps,
to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps,
to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.,
until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10. Ordered
to the Peninsula, Va., March 28. Siege of Yorktown April 16-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 retreat of Pope's Army to Washington
August 31-September 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle
of Antietam September 16-17. 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. At Falmouth,
Va., until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24.
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. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July
5-24. 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. Duty at and near Stevensburg, Va., until May, 1864.
Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan
to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; 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, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration
north of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration
north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom,
August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Reconnaissance to Hatcher's
Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7,
1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April
9. Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road March 29-31. White Oak Road March
31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's
Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court
House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington,
D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 30, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 13 Officers and 246 Enlisted
men killed and mortally wounded and 142 Enlisted men by disease.