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96th Regiment, New York Infantry

Organized at Plattsburg, N. Y., February 20-March 7, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., March 11, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. Wessell's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1863. District of the Albemarle, Dept. of North Carolina, to October, 1863. Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1863. District of the Currituck, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, Heckman's Division, 18th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 1st Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to February, 1866.

Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March 28, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Seven Pines May 29. Fair Oaks May 30. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Bottom's Bridge June 27-29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe August 16-23, thence to Suffolk September 18, and duty there till December. Reconnoissance to Franklin on the Blackwater October 3. Ordered to New Berne, N. C., December 4. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Actions at Kinston December 14; White Hall December 16; Goldsboro December 17. Duty at and in the vicinity of New Berne, N. C., till May, 1863. At Plymouth, N. C., and in the District of the Albemarle till October, 1863. Expedition to relief of Little Washington April 7-10. Expedition from Plymouth to Gardiner's Bridge and Williamston July 5-7 (Detachment). Expedition from Plymouth to Foster's Mills July 26-29. Moved to Newport News, Va., October, and duty there till December. Scout from Great Bridge to Indiantown, N. C., October 13. Duty in District of the Currituck till April, 1864. Ordered to Yorktown, Va., April 28. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, Va., May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 8-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda front till September 26. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches before Richmond till April. 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia till February, 1866. Mustered out at City Point, Va., February 6, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 59 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 158 Enlisted men by disease. Total 228.
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