• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

USCT Casualties of USCT Units at the Battle of New Market Heights

Note on these figures: these figures reflect all the fighting that occurred 29 September, 1864, not necessarily at the Battle of New Market Heights alone. Those engaged at the Battle of New Market Heights were those of Paine's Division (Draper's, Duncan's, and Holman's Brigades). Since these three brigades were held in reserve during the afternoon assaults on Fort Gilmer, it can be assumed that the majority of their casualties occurred in the morning of 29 September, at the Battle of New Market Heights.

Duncan's Brigade

Killed

Wounded

Captured or Missing

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Officers

Enlisted

Officers

Enlisted

4th

1

26

6

131

-

14

178

6th

3

38

11

149

-

8

209

Total

4

64

17

280

-

22

387


Draper's Brigade

Killed

Wounded

Captured or Missing

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Officers

Enlisted

Officers

Enlisted

5th

-

28

8

177

-

23

236

36th

-

21

5

82

-

-

108

38th

1

16

2

92

-

-

111

Total

1

65

15

351

-

23

455


Holman's Brigade

Killed

Wounded

Captured or Missing

Total

Officers

Enlisted

Officers

Enlisted

Officers

Enlisted

1st

-

3

1

17

-

-

21

22nd

-

6

3

65

-

4

78

37th

1

3

-

16

-

-

20

Total

7

12

4

98

-

4

119


Records compiled from The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.


Did You Know?

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Prior to the 1864 battle, some participants called the 1862 engagement at Gaines' Mill the battle of Cold Harbor. When the armies fought here a second time, Cold Harbor was used to name the later engagement.