New York Infantry
Organized under authority of the War Department as 1st Regiment,
Sickles' Brigade, at Camp Scott, Staten Island, N.Y., and mustered
in June 20, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., July 23, 1861.
Attached to Sickles' Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October,
1861. Sickles' Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac,
to March, 1862. (Designated 70th Regiment New York Infantry December
11, 1861.) 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of
the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army
Corps, to May, 1864. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps,
to July, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.,
until March, 1862. Expedition to Lower Maryland September 15-October
2, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10, 1862. Expedition
from Dumfries to Fredericksburg and capture of stores March 18.
Reconnaissance from Liverpool Point to Stafford Court House, Va.,
and action at Stafford Court House April 4. Ordered to the Peninsula,
Va. Siege of Yorktown April 10-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May
5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days
before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Oak Grove June 25;
Peach Orchard and Savage Station, White Oak Swamp and Glendale
June 30; Malvern Hill July 1 and August 5. At Harrison's Landing
until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville
August 16-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September
2. Action at Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Battles
of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September
1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until November. At
Fairfax Station, Va., until November 25. Operations on the Orange
& Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Battle of Fredericksburg,
Va., December 12-15. Duty at Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud
March" January 20-24. Operations about Rappahannock Bridge
and Grove Church February 5-7. Chancellorsville Campaign April
27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.)
Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Duty
on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October
9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's
Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's
Farm November 27. Duty near Brandy Station until May, 1864. Demonstration
on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the
James River 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. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. 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.
Ordered to New York for muster out June 22. Veterans and Recruits
transferred to 86th Regiment New York Infantry. Mustered out July
7, 1864, to date from July 1, 1864, expiration of term.
Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 181 Enlisted
men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 62 Enlisted
men by disease. Total 254.