previous next

[209]

Seventy-Sixth New York Infantry.

Cutler's Brigade — Wadsworth's Division--First Corps.

(1) Col. Nelson W. Green. (2) Col. William P. Wainwright; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (3) Col. Charles E. Livingstone.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 2 1 3       16
Company A   17 17   11 11 151
  B 2 12 14   23 23 140
  C 2 16 18 1 14 15 146
  D 1 18 19   13 13 152
  E   16 16   16 16 149
  F 1 15 16   18 18 147
  G 1 15 16   13 13 144
  H 1 17 18   11 11 149
  I 1 18 19   20 20 151
  K 1 16 17   17 17 146
Totals 12 161 173 1 156 157 1,491

173 killed==11.6 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 654; died in Confederate prisons (previously included). 51.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Warrenton Springs, Va. 1 North Anna, Va. 1
Gainesville, Va. 35 Bethesda Church, Va 4
Manassas, Va. Petersburg, Va. (assault, 1864) 10
South Mountain, Md. 5 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 10
Fredericksburg, Va. 4 Weldon Railroad, Va. 2
Gettysburg, Pa. 48 Poplar Spring Church, Va. 1
Wilderness, Va. 38 Picket Line, Va. 1
Spotsylvania, Va. 11 Gunboat Mound City 2

Present, also, at Antietam; Fitz Hugh's Crossing; Chancellorsville; Mine Run; Totopotomoy; Cold Harbor; Boydton Road.

notes.--The men of this regiment were proud of the suggestive numerals in their regimental title, and by their gallantry and patriotism proved themselves worthy of the historic figures emblazoned on their colors. The Seventy-sixth was recruited in Cortland and Otsego counties in 1861, and arrived at Washington, February 1, 1862. It was assigned soon after to Doubleday's Brigade, Hatch's Division. Its first battle was at Manassas, where the regiment under command of Colonel Wainwright was engaged at Warrenton Springs, Gainesville, and the other engagements incidental to the main one, sustaining a loss of 11 killed, 88 wounded, and 48 missing; total, 147. The Seventy-sixth met its greatest loss at Gettysburg. In the first day's battle on that field, it took 27 officers and 348 men into the fight, and in half an hour lost 32 killed, 132 wounded, and 70 missing; total, 234. Major A. J. Grover, who was in command of the regiment at Gettysburg, was among the killed. In March, 1864, the Seventy-sixth was assigned to Rice's Brigade, Wadsworth's Division, Fifth Corps. In the Wilderness, the regiment lost two color-bearers killed, and three wounded, its casualties in that battle amounting to 27 killed, 69 wounded, and 186 captured or missing; total, 282. General Rice, the brigade commander, was mortally wounded at Spotsylvania while leading the Seventy-sixth. A surgeon asked the dying general if he could place him in an easier position. Rice replied: “Yes, turn me so that I may die with my face to the enemy.” The regiment was mustered out in January, 1865, its term of enlistment having expired. The reenlisted men and recruits were transferred to the One Hundred and Forty-seventh New York.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
January, 1865 AD (1)
March, 1864 AD (1)
1864 AD (1)
February 1st, 1862 AD (1)
1861 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: