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One Hundred and Sixty-Ninth New York Infantry

Drake's Brigade — Ames's Division--Tenth Corps.

(1) Col. Clarence Buell. (2) Col. John McConihe; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (Killed). (3) Col. Alonzo Alden; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

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 2   1 1 18
Company A 2 13 15   20 20 147
  B   14 14   6 6 131
  C 1 15 16   12 12 154
  D 2 14 16 1 10 11 161
  E 1 20 21 1 16 17 162
  F 1 20 21   18 18 148
  G   12 12   11 11 122
  H 1 11 12   13 13 127
  I   12 12   8 8 156
  K 1 15 16 1 10 11 141
Totals 10 147 157 3 125 128 1,4671

157 killed == 10.7 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 618; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 23.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Suffolk, Va. 2 Petersburg, Va., June 30, 1864 26
Fort Wagner, S. C. 4 Petersburg Mine, Va. 7
Chester Station, Va. 14 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 18
Walthall Junction, Va. 12 Dutch Gap, Va., August 13, 1864 8
Bermuda Hundred, Va. 2 Chaffin's Farm, Va. 6
Cold Harbor, Va. 19 Fort Fisher, N. C. 239

Present, also, at Edenton Road; Carrsville; Blackwater; Zuni; Nansemond; South Anna; Drewry's Bluff; Darbytown Road; Wilmington.

notes.--Organized at Troy, N. Y., and mustered in by companies during September and October, 1862, the men coming from Rensselaer and Washington counties. The regiment was actively engaged in the defence of Suffolk, Va., April, 1863, where it served in Foster's Brigade, Corcoran's Division. In the following summer it participated in the operations about Charleston Harbor, and in May, 1864, it moved with the Army of the James to Bermuda Hundred. The regiment disembarked there with Butler's Army, and hard fighting, with its consequent heavy losses, immediately ensued. At Cold Harbor it fought in Martindale's Division; Colonel McConihe was killed in that battle. The One Hundred and Sixty-ninth held a perilous position in the trenches before Petersburg, losing men there, killed or wounded, almost every day. While there, on the evening of June 30, 1864, the brigade (Barton's) was ordered to charge the enemy's lines, so that, under cover of their fire, Curtis's Brigade could throw up an advanced rifle-pit; but the regiment while going into position was prematurely discovered by the enemy, and thereby drew upon themselves a severe fire, which not only frustrated the plan, but cost the regiment many lives. The regiment was one of those selected for the expedition against Fort Fisher; it was then in Bell's (3d) Brigade, Ames's Division, Tenth Corps, and took part in the desperate but victorious assault on that stronghold. A large proportion of its losses there, however, occurred at the explosion of the magazine, after the fort had been captured. After the fall of Fort Fisher, the regiment accompanied the Tenth Corps in its advance on Wilmington. It was mustered out July 19, 1865.

1 Does not include men transferred from the One Hundred and Forty-second New York, after the war had ended.

2 Including those killed by the explosion of the magazine, the day after the fort was captured

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