UNION NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS
61st Regiment, New York Infantry
Organized at New York City October 25, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., November 9, 1861. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Howard's 1st Brigade, Richardson's 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.
- Duty at Bladensburg, Defences of Washington, D. C., till November 27, 1861. Expedition to Lower Maryland November 3-11. At Camp California, near Alexandria, Va., till March 10, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Reconnoissance to Gainesville March 20. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad March 28-31. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va. Siege of Yorktown April 16-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Peach Orchard, Allen's farm 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 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam
September 16-17. Duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22 to October 29. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Duty at Falmouth till April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. 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. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas, Va., July 5-24. 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. Duty at Stevensburg till May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness
May 5-7; Corbin's Bridge May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; 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, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road
June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-29. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Hatcher's Run December 9. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road March 31. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland's Station and Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville
April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 14, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 121 Enlisted men by disease. Total 316.
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