99th New York Infantry
"Union Coast Guard"

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Organized at New York City under authority of War Department as Naval Brigade, to be provided with Gunboats to cruise along Atlantic coast, May 28, 1861. Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va., May 28, 1861. Attached to Fortress Monroe and Camp Hamilton, Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Virginia, May, 1862. Camp Hamilton, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1862. Viele's Command, Norfolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to February, 1863. Terry's Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, to April, 1863. Reserve Brigade, Gurney's 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Wistar's Brigade, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. Sub-District of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Regiment reorganized as Infantry August 21, 1861. Duty at Fortress Monroe, Va., until May, 1862. Designated 99th New York Infantry January, 1862. Fletcher's Wharf, Pocomoco, July 30, 1861. Cherrystone Inlet July 31. Company "B" detached on Steamers "Southfield" and "Hunchback" with Burnside's Expedition to Roanoke Island, N. C., January 7-February 8, 1862. Battle of Roanoke Island February 8. Battle of New Berne, N. C., March 14. Siege of Fort Macon April 12-26. Regiment--Bombardment and capture of Forts Hatteras and Clarke August 28-29, 1861. Beacon Island September 16. Newport News, Va., and destruction of "Congress" and "Cumberland" in Hampton Roads March 8-9, 1862. Tranter's Creek and occupation of Norfolk and Portsmouth May 10. At Camp Hamilton, Va., May to August, 1862. Expedition from Fortress Monroe June 28-July 4 (Detachment). Near Windsor Shade June 30. James River July 4. Duty by detachments at Fortress Monroe, Norfolk, Fort Wood and Sewell's Point August to October, 1862. Company "I" detached on Gunboats "West End" and "Smith Briggs" August, 1862, to March, 1863. Duty at Norfolk and Suffolk, Va., until May, 1863. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. South Quay Road April 17. Suffolk April 28-30. South Quay Bridge May 1. Providence Church Road, Suffolk, May 3. Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad May 15-28. Near Providence Church May 17. Antioch Church and Parker's Cross Roads May 23. Walkerton June 5. Blackwater June 16. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. South Anna Bridge July 4. Duty at White House, Yorktown and Gloucester until October, 1863. Expedition from Norfolk to Isle of Wight County January 29-February 1, 1864 (Detachment). Smithfield, N. C., January 31 and February 1 (Detachment). Duty in the Defenses of New Berne, N. C., October, 1863, to July, 1865. Operations about New Berne against Whiting January 18-February 10. Actions at New Berne February 1-4, 1864. Batchelor's Creek February 1. Beech Grove February 2. Old members mustered out June 14, 1864. Regiment consolidated to 4 Companies and again to 3 Companies September 15, 1864, and to 2 Companies February, 1865. Mustered out at Salisbury, N. C., July 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 37 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 161 Enlisted men by disease. Total 203.

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