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Fifty-Ninth Newt York Infantry.

Hall's Brigade — Gibbon's Division--Second Corps.

(1) Col. William Linn Tidball. (2) Col. William Northedge. (3) Col. William A. Olmsted; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

Losses. Officers. En. Men. Total.
Killed and mortally wounded 14 129 143
Died of disease, accidents, etc.   65 65
Died in Confederate prisons   62 62
Totals 14 256 270

Battles. Killed. Wounded.1 Missing.2 Total.
Antietam, Md. 48 153 23 224
Fredericksburg, Va. 5 39   44
Chancellorsville, Va. 1 7 7 15
Gettysburg, Pa. (4 cos.) 6 28   34
Bristoe Station, Va.   5 2 7
Blackburn's Ford, Va., Oct. 15, 1863   1   1
Mine Run, Va.     1 1
Wilderness, Va. 2 8 4 14
Spotsylvania, Va. 4 23 5 32
North Anna, and Totopotomoy, Va. 5 27   32
Cold Harbor, Va. 9 27   36
Siege of Petersburg, Va. 12 51 61 124
Strawberry Plains, Va.   8 12 20
Deep Bottom, Va.   18 5 23
Ream's Station, Va.   4 37 41
Boydton Road, Va. 1 5   6
Farmville, Va.   2   2
Totals 93 406 157 656

Present, also, at Malvern Hill (August 1862); Thoroughfare Gap (1863); Williamsport; Hatcher's Run; High Bridge; Appomattox.

notes.--Recruited in New York City, and in the counties of Jefferson, Lewis, Putnam, and Westchester. It was organized at Green Point (East New York) in October, 1861, leaving the State on the 19th of November, following. It was stationed for several months in the defences of Washington, under General Wadsworth, and remained there while the Army was on the Peninsula; but in August, 1862, the Fifty-ninth joined General McClellan's forces, which were then starting on their victorious Maryland campaign, and was assigned to Dana's (3d) Brigade, Sedgwick's (2d) Division, Second Corps. The regiment saw its first fighting at Antietam, where it was engaged in Sedgwick's bloody affair at the Dunker church. It went into that action with 21 officers and 300 men, of whom 224 were killed or wounded. Nine officers, including Lieutenant-Colonel John L. Stetson, were killed or mortally wounded there, a loss of officers killed which was exceeded in only two other instances during the war; several other officers were wounded there, while seven of the eight color corporals were either killed or disabled. The regiment, becoming reduced in numbers, was consolidated into four companies in 1863, and took these four companies, only, into the fight at Gettysburg. It fought there in Hall's Brigade of Gibbon's (2d) Division; Lieutenant-Colonel Max Thoman, commanding the regiment, was killed there. The Fifty-ninth remained in the Second Division (Gibbon's) until the end of the war. General Alex. S. Webb commanded the brigade in the Wilderness campaign and was wounded at Spotsylvania. He was succeeded by Colonel H. B. McKeen who was killed at Cold Harbor. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

1 Includes the mortally wounded.

2 Includes the captured.

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