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Ninety-Third New York Infantry--“Morgan Rifles.”

Hays's Brigade — Birney's Division--Second Corps.

(1) Col. John S. Crocker; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (3) Col. Samuel McConihe; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.
(2) Col. Benjamin C. Butler. (4) Col. Haviland Gifford.

Losses. Officers. En. Men. Total.
Killed and mortally wounded 6 120 126
Died of disease, accidents, etc. 2 118 120
Died in Confederate prisons   12 12
Totals 8 250 258

Battles. Killed. Wounded.1 Missing.2 Total.
Harrison's Landing, Va.   3   3
Wilderness, Va. 42 213 5 260
Spotsylvania, Va. 3 37 5 45
North Anna, Va. 4 17 2 23
Totopotomoy, Va. 2 10 2 14
Cold Harbor, Va. 1 4   5
Assault on Petersburg, Va. (1864) 5 20 11 36
Siege of Petersburg, Va. 13 23 21 57
Deep Bottom, Va. 2 18 51 71
Poplar Spring Church, Va.   3   3
Boydton Road, Va. 4 18 30 52
Sailor's Creek, Va. 5 30   35
Totals 81 396 127 604

Present, also, at Yorktown; Williamsburg; Tunstall's Station; Antietam, Strawberry Plains; Peebles's Farm; Hatcher's Run; Jettersville; High Bridge; Appomattox.

Present, also, as Headquarters Guard, at Seven Days Battle; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Mine Run.

notes.--Organized at Albany in January, 1862, from companies recruited principally in Washington county. It was formed by uniting four companies of sharpshooters, which had been recruited through the efforts of Lieutenant-Colonel B. C. Butler, with companies formed under the superintendence of Colonel Crocker. The regiment left Albany on the 14th of February, 1862, with 998 rank and file, going to New York, where it encamped on Riker's Island until March 7th, when it went to Washington. Upon its arrival there it was attached to Palmer's Brigade of Casey's Division, and on March 30, 1862 embarked at Alexandria for the Peninsula campaign. The Ninety-third was detailed, May 21, 1862, as a guard at General Headquarters, and was retained on that duty successively by Generals Burnside, Hooker and Meade. The regiment was among the first to reenlist, going home in January, 1864, on the usual thirty days furlough allowed to veteran or reenlisted regiments. After nearly two years service at Army Headquarters, it was ordered on April 19, 1864, to report to General Birney's Division for duty, where it was assigned to Hays's (2d) Brigade. Under command of Colonel Crocker, the regiment earned new laurels at the Wilderness, in which it lost 17 officers and 243 men killed and wounded, out of 433 who were engaged, its gallantry in battle eliciting the hearty thanks of its division commander. The Ninety-third was a great favorite at headquarters on account of its superior discipline, drill, and general efficiency. Having reenlisted at the expiration of its three years term, it preserved its organization through the war, and was mustered out June 29, 1865.

1 Includes the mortally wounded.

2 Includes the captured.

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