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69th New York National Guard

The regiment lost 8 officers and 65 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 53 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

November Organized at New York City under Colonel Mathew Murphy, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M. Reid and Major Michael Kelly. Many members came from the 69th New York State Militia
November 10 Left State for Newport News, Va. and duty there attached to Dept. of Virginia
November 17 Major Kelly on leave by order of General Corcoran and never returned to the regiment.
December At Suffolk attached to Corcoran’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
January 30 Action at Deserted House, Va.
February 4 Captain William Butler of Company H promoted to major, with rank to January 1
April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps

April 24
Attack on Suffolk
May 3 Nansemond River
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May 12-26 Operations on Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad
May 15-16 Holland House, Carrsville
June 24-July 7

Dix’s Peninsula Campaign

July 12 Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty in and about the defenses of that city and guard duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad assigned to Corcoran’s Brigade, King’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.
November Attached to 1st Brigade, Corcoran’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
December Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Tyler’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
May Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field, attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 17-June 15

Rapidan (Overland) Campaign

May 17-21
Spotsylvania Court House

The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 19 men wounded, and 3 men missing. Colonel Murphy was wounded.

May 28-26
North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31

The regiment lost 9 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 24 men wounded and 6 men missing.

June 1-12
Cold Harbor

The regiment lost Captains Edward K. Butler of Company C and John H. Nugent of Company E and 17 enisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 41 men wounded and 1 officer and 26 men captured or missing.

June 16-18
First Assault on Petersburg

Siege of Petersburg begins. The regiment lost 1 officer and 20 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 60 men wounded, and 1 officer and 8 men missing or captured between June 15 and 23. Major William Butler was mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Colonel Reid dismissed.

June 22-23
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

Adjutant Michael W. Redmond was killed

July 27-29 Demonstration north of the James. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps. Colonel Murphy takes command of the brigade
July 27-28
Deep Bottom
August 12 Major Butler was promoted to lieutenant colonel, with rank from June 16, but died of his wounds in a hospital in Annapolis on August 16
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 3 men killed and 6 wounded, 1 mortally.

August 25
Ream’s Station

The regiment lost Captain Francis Welply of company H and Lieutenant Daniel Sweeney of Company C and 6 enlisted men killed, 3 officers and 4 men wounded, and 1 officer and 42 men captured or missing.

September 15 Captain John Coonan of Company I promoted to lieutenant colonel
October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
February 5-7
Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run

Colonel Murphy was mortally wounded commanding the brigade

March 25 Watkins’ House
March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29-31
Boydton and White Oak Road

The regiment lost 1 man killed, 9 wounded and 3 missing.

March 31 Crow’s House
April 2
Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6
Sailor’s Creek
April 7
High Bridge, Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April At Burkesville
April 16 Colonel Murphy died of his wounds from Hatcher’s Run at the field hospital at City Point
April 28 Captain Robert Heggart of Company G promoted to major
May 2-12 March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June Duty at Washington
July 15 Mustered out under Lieutenant Colonel Coonan and Major Heggart