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Forty-Third New York Infantry--“Albany Rifles.”

Neill's Brigade — Getty's Division--Sixth Corps.

(1) Col. Francis L. Vinton, W. P., R. A.; Brig.-Gen. (3) Col. John Wilson (Killed).
(2) Col. Benjamin F. Baker; Bvt. Major-Gen. (4) Col. Charles A. Milliken.

Losses. Officers. En. Men. Total.
Killed or mortally wounded 13 110 123
Died of disease, accidents, etc. 1 93 94
Died in Confederate prisons   27 27
Totals 14 230 244

Battles. Killed. Wounded.1 Missing.2 Total.
Yorktown, Va. 1 5   6
Seven Days Battle, Va. 2 40 29 71
Antietam, Md.   1   1
Fredericksburg, Va. 1 10 1 12
Marye's Heights, Va. 15 51   66
Salem Church, Va. 4 11 123 138
Gettysburg, Pa. 2 2 1 5
Bristoe Station, Va.   2 1 3
Rappahannock Station, Va. 4 6   10
Wilderness, Va. 21 106 71 198
Spotsylvania, Va. 4 34 13 51
Cold Harbor, Va. 2 10   12
Fort Stevens, D. C. 7 29   36
Opequon, Va. 2 6   8
Fisher's Hill, Va. (battalion) 2 5   7
Cedar Creek, Va. (battalion) 4 18   22
Siege of Petersburg, Va. 4 13 2 19
Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865 3 11 1 15
Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865 2 10   12
Totals 80 370 242 692

Present, also at Williamsburg; Golding's Farm; Savage Station; White Oak Swamp; Malvern Hill; Hatcher's Run; Sailor's Creek; Appomattox.

notes.--The Forty-third was a fighting regiment, and was known as such throughout the corps and at home. It was assigned to Hancock's Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, and participated with that command in its brilliant manoeuvre at Williamsburg. It was selected as one of the five crack regiments to form the famous Light Division of the Sixth Corps,--the division which took such a prominent part in the successful storming of Marye's Heights. Soon after this battle the Light Division was discontinued, and the Forty-third was placed in the Third Brigade (Second Division), in which it remained without further change. The three field officers, Col. Wilson, Lieut.-Col. Fryer, and Major Wallace, were killed at the Wilderness. At Spotsylvania the regiment, though thinned and shattered, was one of the twelve picked battalions which Upton led in his historic charge, in which the Forty-third with its usual dash captured some of the enemy's flags, Captain Burhans falling dead with two stands of colors in his hands. The Third Brigade--General Bidwell commanding — bore almost the entire brunt of the battle at Fort Stevens, Washington, where the Forty-third fought under the approving eye of the President, and helped to save the Capital from Early's invading army. Lieut.-Col. Visscher was killed in this action, and every regimental commandant in the brigade was killed or wounded.

1 Includes the mortally wounded.

2 Includes the captured.

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