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60th New York Infantry

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60th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 26     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Sixtieth New York Infantry. — Cols., William B. Hayward, George S. Greene, William B. Goodrich, Abel Godard, Winslow M. Thomas, Lester S. Wilson; Lieut. -Cols., William B. Goodrich, Charles R. Brundage, John C. O. Reddington, Winslow M. Thomas, Lester S. Wilson, Abner B. Shipman, Michael Nolan; Majs., Charles R. Brundage, Edward C. James, Abel Godard, Winslow M. Thomas, Thomas Elliott, Abner B. Shipman, Michael Nolan. This regiment, the 1st St. Lawrence regiment, was organized at Ogdensburg and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years, on Oct. 30, 1861. It left for Washington on Nov. 4, was stationed in that vicinity during the winter and was in Gen. Dix's railroad brigade in the spring of 1862. In June, 1862, the regiment was attached to the 2nd brigade, of Sigel's division, Department of the Shenandoah and later to the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 2nd corps, Army of Virginia. It participated in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign and on Sept. 12, was attached, with its brigade and division, to the 12th corps. At Antietam, Col. Goodrich, commanding the brigade, was killed and the regiment lost 22 in killed, wounded and missing. In October it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division of the 12th corps, posted at Harper's Ferry until December, and then went into winter quarters at Stafford Court House, Va. In the Chancellorsville movement the 12th corps led the advance and the loss of the 60th regiment was 66. At Gettysburg the loss was again heavy in the defense of Culp's hill. Moving southward with the army as far as the Rappahannock, the regiment received orders to join the forces in the West and arrived at Bridgeport, Ala., the first week in October. The 60th was present at the battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., and in the Chattanooga campaign. In Dec, 1863, a sufficiently large proportion of the regiment reenlisted to secure its continuance in the field as a veteran organization and became a part of the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 20th corps, with which it shared in the Atlanta campaign, the march to the sea, and through the Carolinas. In June, 1865, the regiment received by transfer the veterans and recruits of the 107th, 136th and 150th N. Y. infantry and was assigned to the 3d brigade, Bartlett's division, 22nd corps, with which it served until mustered out of the service at Alexandria, Va., July 17, 1865. The loss of the command during the service was 67 by death from wounds and 101 from other causes.

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

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