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New York 61st Infantry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on October 25th, 1861 at New York City, New York. Regiment mustered out of service on July 14th, 1865.

Regiment was also known as:

  • Astor Regiment, New York
  • 1st Clinton Guard Regiment, New York

Notable Battles:

  • Siege of Yorktown (1862) fought on April 5th, 1862 - May 4th, 1862 near York County, Virginia; Newport News, VA
  • Skirmish at Fair Oaks, Virginia fought on May 30th, 1862
  • Seven Pines fought on May 31st, 1862 - June 1st, 1862 near Henrico County, Virginia
  • Skirmish at Fair Oaks, Virginia fought on June 1st, 1862
  • White Oak Swamp fought on June 30th, 1862 near Henrico County, Virginia
  • Glendale fought on June 30th, 1862 near Henrico County, Virginia
  • Malvern Hill fought on July 1st, 1862 near Henrico County, Virginia
  • Skirmish at Malvern Hill, Virginia fought on July 2nd, 1862
  • Antietam fought on September 17th, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland
  • Fredericksburg fought on December 13th, 1862 near Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Chancellorsville fought on April 30th, 1863 - May 6th, 1863 near Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  • Gettysburg fought on July 1st, 1863 - July 3rd, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    • Brigade Leader(s): Cross; McKeen. Division Leader(s): Caldwell. Corp: II Corps. 
    • Wheatfield and Stony Hill fought on July 2nd, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Bristoe Station fought on October 14th, 1863 near Prince William County, Virginia
  • Mine Run fought on November 27th, 1863 - December 2nd, 1863 near Orange County, Virginia
  • Farmville fought on April 7th, 1864 near Farmville, Virginia
  • Wilderness fought on May 5th, 1864 - May 7th, 1864 near Spotslyvania County, Virginia; Orange County, Virginia
  • Spotsylvania Court House fought on May 8th, 1864 - May 21st, 1864 near Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  • Cold Harbor fought on May 31st, 1864 - June 12th, 1864 near Hanover Co; near Mechanicsville
  • Second Petersburg fought on June 15th, 1864 - June 18th, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia
  • Jerusalem Plank Road fought on June 21st, 1864 - June 24th, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia
  • Second Deep Bottom fought on August 14th, 1864 - August 20th, 1864 near Henrico County, VIrginia
  • Second Ream's Station fought on August 25th, 1864 near Dinwiddie County, Virginia
  • Cedar Creek fought on October 19th, 1864 near Frederick County, Virginia; Shenandoah County, Virginia; Warren County, Virginia
  • Hatcher's Run fought on February 5th, 1865 - February 7th, 1865 near Dinwiddie County, Virginia
  • Fort Stedman fought on March 25th, 1865 near Petersburg
  • White Oak Road fought on March 31st, 1865 near Dinwiddie Co
  • Sailor's Creek fought on April 6th, 1865 near Amelia County, Virginia; Prince Edward County, Virginia; Nottoway County, Virginia
  • High Bridge fought on April 6th, 1865 - April 7th, 1865 near Prince Edward County, Virginia; Cumberland County, Virginia
  • Cumberland Church fought on April 7th, 1865 near Farmville, Cumberland County, Virginia
  • Appomattox Court House fought on April 9th, 1865
  • Gainesville fought on August 17th, 1864 near Gainesville, Florida

Regiment was made up of:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H
  • Company I 1st
  • Company I 2nd
  • Company K
  • Company F&S (Field and Staff)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • Barlow, Francis Channing (^Lieutenant Colonel, ? - April 1861; Major General, April 1861 - May 1861; First Lieutenant, May 1861 - August 1861; Colonel, April 1862 - September 1862)
  • Baumes, John Ross (Chaplain, November 1861 - March 1862)
  • Brady, Oscar Knut (Lieutenant Corporal, September 1861 - September 1861; Captain, September 1861 - September 1862; Lieutenant Colonel, September 1862 - June 1864; Colonel/Lieutenant Colonel, June 1864 - October 1864)
  • Brendrecht, Carlo (Principal Musician/Sergeant, January 1862 - November 1862)
  • Brown, Richard A. (First Lieutenant, January 1864 - February 1864; First Lieutenant/First Sergeant, February 1864 - April 1864; Lieutenant Colonel, April 1864 - July 1865)
  • Burdick, Henry D (Chaplain, April 1864 - December 1864)
  • Bush, William P (%Assistant Surgeon/Vergon, February 1863 - October 1863)
  • Collins, John (Sergeant Major, October 1864 - July 1865)
  • Cone, Spencer W. (Colonel, July 1861 - October 1861; Colonel, October 1861 - April 1862)
  • Cook, Jervis D (Sergeant Major, April 1863 - 1864; First Lieutenant, January 1864 - January 1864)
  • Ellis, Robert H (First Lieutenant/regimental Quartermaster/Quartermaster/First Lieutenant/regimental Quartermaster, August 1861 - September 1862)
  • Garland, Franklin Kellogg (%Sergeant Major, November 1862 - April 1863)
  • Glodell, John (Drum Major/Principal Musician, November 1861 - September 1862)
  • Greig, Theodore W (Sergeant Major, September 1861 - June 1862)
  • Hart, Herbert F (Sergeant Major, May 1864 - July 1864; Second Lieutenant, July 1864 - September 1864)
  • Hilton, John W (Principal Musician, July 1863 - July 1863)
  • Houser, Edgar (Hospital Steward, January 1865 - July 1865)
  • Larrabee, Leroy E (Sergeant Major, August 1863 - October 1864; First Lieutenant/First Lieutenant/regimental Quartermaster, October 1864 - July 1865)
  • Lawrence, Edward Z (Major, May 1862 - May 1862; Major, May 1862 - August 1862)
  • Leaming, William (Musician/Principal Musician, December 1864 - July 1865)
  • Locklin, John H (Quatermaster Sergeant/Quartermaster Sergeant, December 1864 - July 1865)
  • Lowell, Charles R. (Hospital Steward, March 1862 - January 1865)
  • Massett, William Carey (%Major, November 1861 - May 1862; Lieutenant Colonel, May 1862 - June 1862)
  • Merrill, Andrew (Assistant Surgeon/Surgeon, November 1861 - March 1862)
  • Miller, Thomas (Quatermaster Sergeant, March 1863 - July 1863; Sergeant, July 1863 - April 1864; First Sergeant/Captain, April 1864 - July 1865)
  • Rowland, Marvin C (Second Assistant Surgeon/Surgeon, September 1862 - October 1862; Assistant Surgeon, October 1862 - March 1864; Surgeon, March 1864 - July 1865)
  • Schaffer, George W (First Lieutenant/Major)
  • Scott, George Washington (Major, January 1863 - February 1863; Lieutenant Colonel, May 1864 - November 1864; Colonel, November 1864 - March 1865; Brevet Brig-gen/Brigadier General/Full 2nd Lieutenant/Full Captain/Full Colonel/Full Lieutenant Colonel/Full Major, March 1865 - July 1865)
  • Spencer, William H (Captain, November 1862 - December 1862)
  • Tompkins, Nathaniel C (Surgeon, August 1862 - February 1863)
  • VanElton, Theodore (^Sergeant/Sergeant Major, June 1862 - December 1862)
  • Wallace, Theodore C. (Surgeon, December 1861 - March 1863; Surgeon, March 1863 - March 1864)
  • Wells, Samuel R (Surgeon, March 1862 - July 1862)
  • Wilson, Andrew (First Lieutenant/adjutant, July 1865 - July 1865)
  • Wren, Geo W (Qtr Master Serg/Quartermaster Sergeant, September 1861 - October 1861; First Lieutenant/Lieutenant/quartermaster, September 1862 - October 1864)