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82nd New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 30 View the Entire Book
|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
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2