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82nd New York Infantry

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82nd New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 30     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Eighty-second New York Infantry. — Cols., George W. B. Tompkins, Henry W. Hudson, James Huston; Lieut. -Cols., Henry W. Hudson, James Huston, John Darrow; Majs., Joseph J. Dimock, Thomas W. Baird. The 82nd, the 2nd militia, recruited principally in New York city, left the state for Washington, May 18, 1861, and was there mustered into the U. S. service May 20 to June 17, for three years. Co. D was detached and became the 3d battery of light artillery and a new company took its place in Sept., 1861. The regiment was quartered near the capitol until July 3, when it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, crossed into Virginia and engaged at Bull Run, with a loss of 60 in killed, wounded and missing. In August the 82nd was attached to the brigade, which later became the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 2nd corps, and after passing the winter in the defenses of Washington, moved to the Peninsula with the general advance under McClellan in March, 1862. It participated in the siege of Yorktown; the battle of Fair Oaks; the Seven Days' fighting; was next active in the Maryland campaign and suffered severe losses at Antietam in the advance of Sedgwick's division, upon the Dunker Church. Out of 339 men engaged, 128 were reported killed, wounded or missing. The regiment arrived at Falmouth late in November; participated in the battle of Fredericksburg; returned to its camp at Falmouth; was active at Chancellorsville in May, 1863; after a short rest at Falmouth marched to Gettysburg and there suffered fearful loss, 192 members out of 365 engaged, Col. Huston being numbered among the dead. It next participated in the engagements of the 2nd corps at Auburn and Bristoe Station in the autumn and in the Mine Run campaign, and went into winter quarters at Brandy Station. Camp was broken for the Wilderness campaign late in April, 1864, and the regiment was in action constantly until after the first assault on Petersburg, where it lost 1 man killed, 9 wounded and 111 missing. On June 25, 1864, the term of service expired and the original members not reenlisted were mustered out, the remainder of the regiment being consolidated into a battalion of five companies, to which the veterans of the 40th N. Y. were transferred on June 28. On July 10, the battalion was consolidated with the 59th N. Y. infantry. The total enrollment was 1,452, of whom 178 died of wounds and 89 from other causes. The regiment was conspicuous for its dash and daring and became famous for its fighting qualities.

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

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