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.
Records compiled from The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Did You Know?
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.