82nd New York Infantry
"2nd New York State Militia"

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Hancock Avenue, south of the Copse of Trees Gettysburg


(2nd N. Y. S. M.)
1st Brigade 2nd Division 2nd Corps
July 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Killed 45 Wounded 132  Missing 15


At the time
of the enemy's assault
on the afternoon of the 3rd
the Regiment moved to the right
toward the Corpse of Trees
and assisted in repulsing the enemy,
capturing the flags of the
First and Seventh Virginia Regiments


This Regiment was mustered in service May 21st, 1861.
Served with the Army of the Potomac in all its campaigns
From Bull Run, July 21st 1861
Participating in twenty-nine general engagements until
mustered out June 25th 1864. Present for duty July 1st A. M.
24 Officers and 331 Enlisted men.


On the evening of July 2nd, moved to
the Emmittsburg Road to protect
flank of Third Corps. Fought there
until out-flanked.  Returning to this
line the Regiment reformed under a
galling fire; then advanced, driving
the enemy before them; regained
their former position, capturing the
colors of the 48th Georgia.  Among
the killed was Colonel Huston
Commanding the Regiment.


Edward B. Austin C Private Private
James Barry H Private Private
James Beevers A Private Private
Ralph Blauvelt F Private Private
Samuel S. Brower B,H Private Adjutant
John Byrne E Sergeant Sergeant
Billings G. Childs C Private Private
John Connor A Private Private
William H. Green C Corporal Private
Alfred R. Hammond C Private Private
Jeremiah Leary A,F Private First Sergeant
Patrick Lynch G,B Private Private
August Wilken E Private Private

Left State for Washington, D.C., May 18, 1861. Mustered into United States service May 28, 1861. Attached to Schenck's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Stone's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Gorman's Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., and at Ball's Cross Roads, Va., until July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Moved to Poolesville, Md., August 5. Picket and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac until February, 1862. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24, 1861. Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21. Edwards' Ferry October 22. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va, February 23, 1862, and duty there until March 7. Movement in support of General Shields at Winchester, Va., March 7-15. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Fortress Monroe, Va. March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. West Point May 7-8. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Skirmishing before Richmond until June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill, Garnett's Farm, 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 Centreville August 16-30. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 20. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock to October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Mine Run November 28-30. At and near Stevensburg until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton's Ford 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 16-25. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Mustered out June 25, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 59th Regiment New York Infantry July 10, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 171 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 83 Enlisted men by disease. Total 269.

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