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36th New York Infantry

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36th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 22     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Thirty-sixth New York Infantry. — Cols., Charles H. Innes, William H. Brown; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas J. Lord, Daniel E. Hungerford, James Walsh; Majs., Nathaniel Finch, James A. Raney, Elihu J. Faxon, J. Townsend Daniel. The 36th, the "Washington Volunteers," was organized at New York city and contained eight companies from that city, one from Buffalo and one from Newburg. It was mustered into the U. S. service at New York city July 4, 1861, for two years, to date from June 11, and left the state July 12 for Washington, where it went into camp at Meridian hill, until Aug. 6, when it was ordered to Brightwood, assigned to Couch's brigade and employed in construction work at Fort Massachusetts, in which vicinity it remained until March 13, 1862. It then became a part of the 3d brigade, 1st division, 4th corps, with which it served until June, when it was attached to the 1st brigade of the same division. It embarked for Fortress Monroe on March 26, 1862; participated in the siege of Yorktown; the battles of Lee's mill and Fair Oaks, losing in the latter 48 in killed, wounded and missing; and went through the Seven Days' battles. At Malvern hill the regiment was first ordered to support the 1st N. Y. battery and later made a brilliant charge, capturing 65 prisoners and the colors of the 14th N. C, for which the command received high praise from the commanding officers. The loss during the battle of Malvern hill was 143 in killed, wounded and missing. Camp was occupied at Harrison's landing until Aug. 16, when the regiment was ordered to Alexandria and a detachment of the 36th sent to Chantilly, where it was in action Sept. 1. The regiment was reunited at Antietam as part of Couch's division, and served with the 1st brigade, 3d division, 6th corps, until December, when it became a part of the 2nd brigade of the same division. It was active during the battle of Fredericksburg; then went into camp at Falmouth; joined in the "Mud March" in Jan., 1863; returned to Falmouth for the remainder of the winter; joined in the assault on Marye's heights in May, making a successful charge with the flying division on the 3d and engaging at Salem heights on the 4th. It again returned to camp at Falmouth, but in June proceeded by arduous marches to Poolesville, Md., from which place it started home early in July and was mustered out at New York city, July 15, 1863. The total loss of the regiment during its term of service was Z7 who died of wounds and 31 from other causes.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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