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87th 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-seventh New York Infantry. Col., Stephen A. Dodge; Lieut.-Col.,
Richard A. Bachia; Maj., George B. Bosworth. The 87th, the 13th Brooklyn, recruited mainly
in Brooklyn, New York city, Williamsburg and Poughkeepsie, was mustered into the U. S.
service from Oct. to Dec, 1861, for three years, and left New York for Washington on Dec.
2. It served at Washington and vicinity in the 3d brigade, Casey's division, until March,
1862, when, with the 1st brigade, 3d division, 3d corps, it embarked for the Peninsula. It
participated in siege duties before Yorktown; was present at the battle of Williamsburg;
suffered its first losses at Fair Oaks, where 76 were killed, wounded or captured; was
active during the Seven Days' battles, and upon the return of the army from the Peninsula,
joined in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign, where it suflfered a loss of 68. On Sept. 6,
1862, the regiment was consolidated with the 40th N. Y. infantry, in which organization
its members completed their term of service. The 87th lost 29 by death from wounds and 26
from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2