Battle Unit Details


57th Regiment, New York Infantry

Organized at New York City August 12 to November 19, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., November 19, 1861. Attached to French's 3rd Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864.

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10. Reconnoissance to Cedar Run March 14-16. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Gaines Mill June 27; Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-30. Cover Pope's retreat to Washington August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Sharpsburg, Md., September 15. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22-October 29. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. At and near Stevensburg, Va., till May. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; 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 to December 6, 1864. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Mustered out by Companies as follows: Company "C" July 14, Company "F" August 11, Company "D" August 14, Company "I" August 13, Company "K" September 3, Company "A" September 10, Company "B" September 23 and Company "H" October 15, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 61st Regiment New York Infantry December 6, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 90 Enlisted men by disease. Total 194.
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