Battle Unit Details


78th Regiment, New York Infantry

Organized at New York City January to April, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., April 29, 1862. Attached to Defences of Washington, D. C., to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Sigel's Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1864.

-Duty in the Defences of Waahington till May 24, 1862. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 24. Defence of Harper's Ferry May 28-30. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley till August. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Sulphur Springs August 23-24; Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-12. South Mountain, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Bolivar Heights till December. Reconnoissance to Rippon, West Va., November 9. Reconnoissance from Bolivar Heights to Winchester December 2-6. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 9-16. Duty at Fairfax till January 20, 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 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till September 24. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to July 12, 1864. Operations about Rocky Faced Ridge, Tunnel Hill and Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes' Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-12. Consolidated with 102nd Regiment New York Infantry July 12, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 55 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 73 Enlisted men by disease. Total 131.
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