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New York 36th Infantry (Union)

6/17/61

Organized - New York 36th Infantry - New York

5/5/62

Battle - Williamsburg - York County, Virginia; James City County, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg
Williamsburg

Following the Confederate withdrawal from their Yorktown position, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was not prepared to mount an immediate pursuit with his entire force from the siege lines he had occupied for nearly a month. Initially, he was able to send forward only a portion of his army, led by the Third Corps of Samuel P. Heitzelman, to follow Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederates. Heitzelman's divisions, led by Brig. Gens. Joseph Hooker and Phil Kearny, made contact with Johnston's army four miles sout…READ MORE

5/31/62

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Charles Devens

Brigadier GeneralCharles Devens

5/31/62

Battle - Seven Pines - Henrico County, Virginia

Seven Pines
Seven Pines

Gen. Joseph E. Johnston withdrew his army from the Virginia Peninsula toward the Confederate capital of Richmond as Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's army pursued him. By the end of May, Johnston held a defensive position seven miles east of the city on the Richmond and York River Railroad. McClellan's army facing Johnston straddled the Chickahominy River and stretched south. Capturing the initiative from his Union foe, Johnston attempted to overwhelm two Federal corps isolated south of the river. The Confed…READ MORE

6/1/62

Battle - Fair Oaks, Virginia

7/1/62

Battle - Malvern Hill - Henrico County, Virginia

Malvern Hill
Malvern Hill

On June 30th, the retreating Federal Army of the Potomac finally stopped at the James River at the end of seven days of fighting outside of Richmond.READ MORE

9/17/62

Leadership Change - Regiment - Colonel William H. Browne

9/17/62

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Charles Devens

Brigadier GeneralCharles Devens

9/17/62

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Darius N. Couch

Major GeneralDarius N. Couch

9/17/62

Battle - Antietam - Sharpsburg, Maryland

Antietam
Antietam

The Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against General Robert E. Lee's forces along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17th, 1862.READ MORE

12/13/62

Battle - Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg

In early November, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside took command of the Army of the Potomac, and made immediate plans to move the army once again toward Richmond.READ MORE

4/30/63

Leadership Change - Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel James J. Walsh

Lieutenant ColonelJames J. Walsh

4/30/63

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel Henry L. Eustis, and Colonel William H. Browne

4/30/63

Leadership Change - Division - Major General John Newton

Major GeneralJohn Newton

4/30/63

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel William H. Browne

4/30/63

Battle - Chancellorsville - Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Chancellorsville
Chancellorsville

On April 27, 1863, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker launched a turning movement designed to pry Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia out of its lines at Fredericksburg.READ MORE

5/3/63

Battle - Second Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, Virginia

7/15/63

Mustered Out - New York 36th Infantry - New York

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