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One Hundred and Forty-Ninth New York Infantry.

Greene's Brigade — Geary's Division--Twelfth Corps.

(1) Col. Henry A. Barnum; Bvt. Major-Gen. (2) Col. Nicholas Grumbach.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 1   1       14
Company A   11 11   8 8 112
  B   17 17   9 9 128
  C   15 15   8 8 122
  D   10 10   9 9 134
  E   11 11   7 7 135
  F   15 15   6 6 92
  G   10 10   8 8 101
  H   13 13   8 8 136
  I 1 12 13   10 10 87
  K 2 15 17   5 5 94
Totals 4 129 133   78 78 1,155

133 killed == 11.5 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 486.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Chancellorsville, Va. 38 Lost Mountain, Ga. 3
Gettysburg, Pa. 12 Pine Knob, Ga. 7
Wauhatchie, Tenn. 3 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 7
Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 12 Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 23
Ringgold, Ga. 6 Atlanta, Ga. 3
Resaca, Ga. 3 Siege of Savannah, Ga. 3
New Hope Church, Ga. 12 Place unknown 1

Present, also, at Missionary Ridge; Rocky Face Ridge; Averasboro; Bentonville; The Carolinas.

notes.--The companies composing this regiment were recruited in Onondaga county, and organized at Syracuse, N. Y. It was mustered in on September 18, 1862, the Colonelcy having been accepted by General Barnum, who had already served with distinction as Major of the Twelfth New York. The regiment left Syracuse on September 23, 1862, and within a short time joined General McClellan's army. It was assigned to the Third Brigade, Geary's Division, Twelfth Corps, in which command it fought at Chancellorsville, losing there 15 killed, 68 wounded, and 103 captured or missing. At Gettysburg the regiment participated in the famous defense of Culp's Hill, made by Greene's Brigade, in which the One Hundred and Forty-ninth, fighting behind breastworks, lost 6 killed, 46 wounded, and 3 missing, but inflicted many times that loss on its assailants. With the Twelfth Corps, it was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, and the Onondaga boys fought as bravely in Tennessee as in Virginia or at Gettysburg. At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., they captured five flags while fighting under Hooker in that memorable affair, their casualties amounting to 10 killed and 64 wounded. Before starting on the Atlanta campaign the Twelfth Corps was designated the Twentieth, its command being given to General Hooker. The regiment started on that campaign with 380 fighting men, of whom 136 were killed or wounded before reaching Atlanta. Lieutenant-Colonel Charles B. Randall, a gallant and skilful officer, was killed at Peach Tree Creek, in which action the regiment sustained its heaviest loss while on that campaign, its casualties there aggregating 17 killed, 25 wounded, and 10 missing. The regiment after marching with Sherman to the Sea was actively engaged in the Siege of Savannah, and then marched through the Carolinas on the final campaign which ended in the surrender of Johnson.

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