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 Campaign|
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 wounded.
|May 28-26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
The regiment lost 9 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 24 men wounded and 6 men missing.
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.
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.
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 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|
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
The regiment lost 3 men killed and 6 wounded, 1 mortally.
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|
Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
Colonel Murphy mortally wounded commanding the brigade
|March 25||Watkins’ House|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
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 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|