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?
Of the 12,738 reported Federal casualties for the battle of Cold Harbor, nearly one in six belonged to a heavy artillery regiment. These units earned the nickname “Red Leg Infantry” because the facings on their uniforms were scarlet, rather than the regulation sky-blue of the regular infantry.