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One Hundred and Seventieth New York Infantry.

Murphy's Brigade — Gibbon's Division--Second Corps.

(1) Col. Peter McDermott. (2) Col. James P. Mcivor; Bvt. Major-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       15
Company A   13 13   10 10 107
  B 1 17 18 1 9 10 127
  C 1 8 9   8 8 93
  D 1 15 16   10 10 92
  E 1 13 14   11 11 96
  F 2 6 8   12 12 89
  G 1 7 8   8 8 100
  H 1 12 13   9 9 96
  I   13 13 1 9 10 87
  K 1 15 16   10 10 100
Totals 10 119 129 2 96 98 1,002

129 killed == 12.8 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 481; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 48.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Suffolk, Va. 2 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 11
Carrsville, Va. 1 Weldon Railroad, Va., June 22, 1864 6
Spotsylvania, Va., May 18, 1864 12 Deep Bottom, Va. 3
North Anna, Va. 43 Ream's Station, Va. 8
Cold Harbor, Va. 4 Boydton Road, Va. 1
Petersburg, Va., June 16-18, 1864 36 Hatcher's Run, Va. 2

Present, also, at Deserted House; Suffolk; Edenton Road; Totopotomoy; Strawberry Plains; Vaughn Road; Farmville; Appomattox.

notes.--When General Corcoran returned from his year of imprisonment in Richmond, he raised the brigade of Irish regiments known as the Corcoran Legion, composed of the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth, One Hundred and Sixty-fourth, One Hundred and Seventieth, and One Hundred and Eighty-second (Sixty-ninth N. Y. S. M.) New York regiments. The One Hundred and Seventieth was recruited in New York and Brooklyn, and was mustered in at Staten Island on October 7, 1862. It embarked for Fort Monroe in November, and after a few weeks' service on the Peninsula went to Suffolk. It was actively engaged in the defence of Suffolk, at which time the Legion was commanded by Colonel Murphy, of the Sixty-ninth N. Y. S. M., and the division by General Corcoran--the First Division, Seventh Corps. It remained on duty in that vicinity until July, 1863, when the Legion (General Corcoran commanding) was ordered to Washington, where it performed garrison and outpost duty. In May, 1864, it was transferred to the Army of the Potomac, and placed in Gibbon's (2d) Division of the Second Corps, the Legion, under command of Colonel Murphy, arriving just in time to take part in the closing battles around Spotsylvania. At the North Anna the One Hundred and Seventieth encountered a severe musketry fire, its casualty list there being the largest of any regiment in that battle: loss, 22 killed, 55 wounded, and 22 missing; total, 99. It met with another heavy loss at Petersburg, June 16-22, 1864, where its casualties amounted to 22 killed, 111 wounded, and 3 missing; total, 136. Most of this loss occurred in the assault of June 16. The regiment was again hotly engaged at Ream's Station, where Major Donnelly was killed. From June, 1864, until the close of the war, the Legion, together with the Eighth New York Heavy Artillery, formed the Second Brigade of the Second Division, Second Corps.

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