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Sixty-Ninth New York Infantry.

Irish Brigade--Hancock's Division--Second Corps.

Colonel Robert Nugent, R. A.; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

Losses. Officers. En. Men. Total.
Killed and mortally wounded 13 246 259
Died of disease, accidents, etc.   86 86
Died in Confederate prisons   56 56
Totals 13 388 401

Battles. Killed. Wounded.1 Missing.2 Total.
Fair Oaks, Va. 1 12 1 14
Gaines's Mill, Va.   1 1 2
Peach Orchard, Va. 1 1 4 6
White Oak Swamp, Va. 2 15 28 45
Malvern Hill, Va. 17 110 28 155
Antietam, Md. 44 152   196
Fredericksburg, Va. 10 95 23 128
Chancellorsville, Va. 3 7   10
Gettysburg, Pa. (2 cos.) 5 14 6 25
Bristoe Station, Va.     2 2
Wilderness, Va. 7 37 8 52
Spotsylvania, Va. 17 82 23 122
Totopotomoy, Va. 1 2 3 6
Cold Harbor, Va. 5 31 5 41
Petersburg, Va. (assault June 16-18, 1864) 3 22 18 43
Siege of Petersburg, Va. 11 26 8 45
Deep Bottom, Va., August 14-18, 1864 1 5   6
Ream's Station, Va.   6 46 52
Hatcher's Run, Va., March 25, 1865 7 33   40
Sailor's Creek, Va. 2 4   6
Farmville, Va. 1 1   2
Totals 138 656 204 998

Present, also, at Yorktown; Savage Station; Mine Run; Po River; North Anna; Strawberry Plains; White Oak Road; Fall of Petersburg; Appomattox.

notes.--There were three regiments, each known as the Sixty-ninth New York. One of them, a militia regiment, was the one which fought at First Bull Run, and afterwards volunteered repeatedly in different emergencies; another, the one whose losses are given above, served through the war in the famous Irish Brigade, and was the one generally known as the Sixty-ninth New York; the other, the Sixty-ninth National Guard Artillery, served in the Corcoran Legion and was known officially as the 182d New York Volunteers.

The Sixty-ninth proper, to which this page belongs, was organized in September, 1861; served three years, after which it reenlisted, and served through the remainder of the war, its gallantry on many fields attesting anew the fidelity and courage of the Irish soldier. At Antietam this regiment, then in Richardson's Division, fought at the Bloody Lane, where eight of its color-bearers were successively shot down. At Fredericksburg a color-sergeant of the Sixty-ninth was found dead, with the flag concealed and wrapped around his body, a bullet having pierced the flag and his heart. In that battle the regiment lost 16 officers and 112 men killed and wounded, out of 18 officers and 210 men engaged.3 The Sixty-ninth lost the most men in action, killed and wounded, of any regiment from the State of New York.

1 Includes the mortally wounded.

2 Includes the captured.

3 Official Records, Vol. XXI; but Captain Saunders, in his official report, states this loss at 16 officers and 160 men.

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