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Sixty-First New York Infantry--“Clinton Guard.”

Miles's Brigade — Barlow's Division--Second Corps.

(1) Col. Francis C. Barlow; Major-Gen., U. S. V. (3) Col. Oscar K. Broady.
(2) Col. Nelson A. Miles; Bvt. Major-Gen., U. S. A. (4) Col. George W. Scott; Bvt. Brig.-Gen., U. S. V.

Losses. Officers. En. Men. Total.
Killed and mortally wounded 16 177 193
Died of disease, accidents, etc. 2 90 92
Died in Confederate prisons   31 31
 
Totals 18 298 316
 
 

Battles. Killed. Wounded.1 Missing.2 Total.
Fair Oaks, Va. 31 73 6 110
Peach Orchard, Va.   4   4
White Oak Swamp, Va. 2 5   7
Glendale, Va. 6 55 18 79
Malvern Hill, Va. 2 22 3 27
Antietam, Md. 6 34 1 41
Fredericksburg, Va. 9 27   36
Chancellorsville, Va. 1 16 10 27
Gettysburg, Pa. 6 56   62
Bristoe Station, Va.     1 1
Wilderness, Va.   3   3
Corbin's Bridge, Va., May 8, 1864 5 31   36
Po River, Va., May 10, 1864 3 10   13
Spotsylvania, Va., May 12-18, 1864 13 38 2 53
North Anna and Totopotomoy, Va. 1 2   3
Cold Harbor, Va. 2 17 3 22
Siege of Petersburg, Va. 18 78 10 106
Strawberry Plains, Va., July 27, 1864   1 1 2
Deep Bottom, Va., August 16, 1864 2 5 7 14
Ream's Station, Va. 3 11 25 39
Sailor's Creek, Va. 2 9 1 12
Farmville, Va. 4 12   16
 
Totals 116 509 88 713

Present, also, at Yorktown; Savage Station; Mine Run; Hatcher's Run; White Oak Road; Appomattox.

notes.--The Sixty-first had the good fortune and honor to be commanded by men who proved to be among the ablest soldiers of the war. They made brilliant records as colonels of this regiment, and, being promoted, achieved a national reputation as division generals. The Sixty-first saw an unusual amount of active service and hard fighting. At Fair Oaks, under command of Colonel Barlow, they lost 110 killed and wounded, out of 432 who were in the action; Lieutenant-Colonel W. C. Masset, and five of the color-guard were killed in this fight. At Antietam the regiment captured two stands of colors, and at Fredericksburg, under Colonel Miles, it sustained a severe loss in proportion to its numbers, the colonel being severely wounded there. The regiment was recruited from various counties in the State, one company being composed of students from Madison Uuiversity. It was organized at New York City, from August 22d to October 26, 1861. It reenlisted at the end of its three years term, and served until July, 1865. It served through the war in the First Brigade, First Division, Second Corps. This division was commanded successively by Generals Richardson (killed at Antietam), Hancock, Caldwell, Barlow and Miles.


1 Includes the mortally wounded.

2 Includes the captured.

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