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[479] battalion after the regiment went home, and this battalion remained in the field until June, 1864, when it was transferred to the 5th Veteran Infantry. After the 5th, 7th, and 17th Regiments had returned to New York at the expiration of their two years term, and had been mustered out, other regiments bearing these numbers were organized from the disbanded veterans of the first thirty-eight infantry regiments, the 17th returning to the field with many who had served in the old organization.

The 1st Veteran Cavalry was composed mostly of men who served in the two-years' infantry, and was recruited largely from the veterans of the 27th and 33d regiments. The 2d Veteran Cavalry contained many of the veterans of the 30th Infantry.

Attention is called to the large number of killed in the 7th, 19th, 26th, and 34th Infantry during their last year of service. The 7th lost 243 killed and wounded, at Fredericksburg, out of 488 engaged; the 16th lost 201 at Gaines's Mill; the 26th lost 339 in the two actions of Manassas and Fredericksburg, and the 34th lost 251 at Fair Oaks and Antietam.

The 24th Cavalry an 2d Mounted Rifles served dismounted — in the Ninth Corps--until November, 1864, most of their casualties in battle occurring while dismounted and serving as infantry.

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