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Seventy-Fourth New York Infantry--“Fifth Excelsior.”

Excelsior Brigade — Hooker's Division--Third Corps.

(1) Col. Charles K. Graham; Bvt. Major-Gen. (3) Col. Thomas Holt; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.
(2) Col. Charles H. Burtis. (4) Col. William H. Lounsberry.

Losses. Officers. En. Men. Total.
Killed and mortally wounded 8 122 130
Died of disease, accidents, etc. 2 57 59
Died in Confederate prisons   10 10
Totals 10 189 199

Battles. Killed. Wounded.1 Missing.2 Total.
Yorktown, Va.   1   1
Williamsburg, Va. 36 54 53 143
Fair Oaks, Va. 1 19   20
Oak Grove, Va. 2 28   30
Seven Days Battle, Va.   9 15 24
Bristoe Station, Va. (1862) 10 53 1 64
Manassas, Va. 1 15 18 34
Chancellorsville, Va. 3 22 15 40
Gettysburg, Pa. 12 74 3 89
Wapping Heights, Va. 4 7   11
Mine Run, Va. 1 9   10
Wilderness, Va. 1 16 7 24
Spotsylvania, Va. 3 12 1 16
North Anna, Va.   3 2 5
Totopotomoy, Va.   4 3 7
Cold Harbor, Va.   1   1
Siege of Petersburg, Va. 2 8   10
Totals 76 335 118 529

Present, also, at Glendale; Malvern Hill; Chantilly; Fredericksburg; Deep Bottom.

notes — Organized at New York in June, 1861. Preparatory to its departure for the field it was encamped on Staten Island with other regiments of Sickles's Brigade. In August, 1861, the command left New York for Washington, and was stationed near there several weeks. The brigade, having been assigned to Hooker's Division, was ordered to occupy the line of the Lower Potomac in Maryland, where it patrolled the river for twenty miles. In November, 1861, part of the regiment crossed the river with Colonel Graham on an expedition to Mathias Point, Va. In April, 1862, the brigade left its winter-quarters in Maryland to join General McClellan's advance up the Peninsula. The Seventy-fourth distinguished itself at Williamsburg, where the brigade fought in an abattis of felled timber, holding its position successfully against the main force of the enemy. The division was commanded at Chancellorsville by General Berry, who was killed there. The Seventy-fourth received but few recruits, and when it marched to Gettysburg its thinned ranks showed the effects of bullets and disease. Still it faced the hottest of the musketry on that historic field, with the consequent heavy percentage of loss. The Third Corps was transferred to the Second in March, 1864, and with it the Excelsior Brigade under Colonel Brewster. The brigade under this arrangement became the Second Brigade of Mott's Division. The Seventy-fourth was mustered out June 26, 1864; the reenlisted men and recruits with unexpired terms were transferred to the Fortieth New York. As only one of the “Excelsior” regiments reenlisted, the service of that famous brigade terminated in July, 1864.

1 Includes the mortally wounded.

2 Includes the captured.

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