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The 35th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 40 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 53 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
Organized at Elmira, N.Y.
June 11 Mustered in for two years Federal service under Colonel William C. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen L. Potter, and Major Newton B. Lord . Moved to Washington, D.C., via Williamsport, Harrisburg and Baltimore for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.
July 27 Attached to Porter’s Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Northeast Virginia. Constructed abattis and lunette forts which would become Forts Tillinghast and Craig.
August 2 Colonel Brown and Lt. Colonel Potter resigned.
August 4 Attached to Hunter’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
August 27 Major Lord was promoted to colonel, Captain Bradley Winslow of Company A was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain John Todd of Company H promoted to major
September 27 Marched to Fall’s Church, Virginia
October Camp at Taylor’s Tavern on the Leesburg Turnpike. Attached to Wadsworth’s Brigade, McDowell’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
January The regiment’s rifles were replaced with Austrian rifles, Calibre .54.

Colonel Lord was court-martialed for twice refusing to obey the orders of General James Wadsworth to reduce the number of his men exposed to enemy fire on a picket post while stationed at Binn’s Hill near Falls Church. Colonel Lord was convicted and censured but retained his command.

March Attached to 2nd Brigade, King’s 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va.
March 16 At Upton’s Hill
April 9-19 McDowell’s advance on Falmouth, Va. attached to 2nd Brigade, King’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
April-May Duty at Falmouth
May 25-29 McDowell’s advance on Richmond
June 1-21 Operations against Jackson attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
July Duty at Falmouth
July 24-27 Reconnaissance to Orange Court House
August 2 Newton B. Lord promoted to colonel
August 9 Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 28 Battles of Gainesville
August 29 Groveton
August 30
2nd Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 22 men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 31 men wounded, and 28 men missing

September 6-22 Maryland Campaign. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 14
South Mountain

The regiment deployed as skirmishers in the fighting at Turner’s Gap. The regiment lost 3 men killed or mortally wounded, 9 men wounded and 1 man missing. Colonel Lord was reported sick in an ambulance and not with regiment.

September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment lost Captain James Barnett and 11 men killed or mortally wounded, Captain George Flower, 4 other officers and 46 men wounded, and 4 men missing.

There are three markers for Patrick’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield. The first marker is on the east side of Mansfield Avenue near its intersection with the Hagerstown Pike. From the marker:

On the night of September 16, 1862, Patrick’s Brigade of Doubleday’s Division bivouacked in line of battle on the east side of this road, facing west.

This tablet marks the left of the brigade line, which extended northerly about 320 yards, through a triangular strip of woods.

The second marker is on the east side of Maryland Route 65, north of Starke Avenue. From the marker:

(September 17, 1862.)

Patrick’s Brigade formed line north of Joseph Poffenberger’s at 5:30 A. M. and advanced on the east of the Hagerstwon Pike in support of Gibbon’s Brigade. It crossed the Pike and entered the West Woods at this point. The 80th New York was sent to support Battery B, 4th U. S. Artillery, 130 yards south of Miller’s barn, and the 23rd moved into the field west of this point. The 21st and 35th, in close support of Gibbon’s right, swept through the West Woods and open ground east of them in the direction of the Dunkard Church, being rejoined on the way by the 23rd. The three Regiments were checked and obliged to fall back to the cover of Miller’s barn and the rocky ledges south and west of it. After an interval of nearly an hour the three Regiments again advanced in support of Goodrich’s Brigade, Twelfth Corps, but were compelled to fall back. After the repulse of Sedgwick’s Division, the Brigade was withdrawn to a position east of the Pike in support of the Artillery of the First Corps.

The third marker is on the north side of Starke Avenue. From the marker:

(September 17, 1862.)

Early in the morning of the 17th, Patrick’s Brigade advanced through the North Woods and fields east of the Hagerstown Pike and into Miller’s Cornfield in support of Gibbon’s Brigade. When Gibbon’s right deployed on the plateau and in the woods west of the Pike, Patrick crossed the Pike 230 yards north of this and entered the West Woods in support, the 80th New York was withdrawn to support Battery B, 4th U. S. Artillery, 130 yards south of Miller’s barn, and the 23rd was sent to check a movement of the enemy in the fields west of the West Woods. The 21st and 35th, in close support of Gibbon’s right, swept through the West Woods, swung to the left flank of the enemy while charging the Battery, driving them in the direction of the Dunkard Church and east of the Pike. Rejoined by the 23rd, the line advanced to the Pike but was forced back to this ledge which was held until attacked on the right flank, when it was compelled to retire to the cover of Miller’s barn and the rock ledges south and west of it.

September – October Duty at Sharpsburg
October 30-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 7 men killed or mortally wounded, and 16 men wounded

1863
January 1 Major Todd was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain David Evans of Company I was promoted to major
January 20-24 “Mud March”
January Assigned to Provost Marshal General Patrick’s Command, Army of the Potomac
February-June Provost duty at Aquia Creek
February 9 Colonel Lord, under arrest for cowardice, drunkeness and fraudulent expense reports, resigned his command. Lieutenant Colonel Todd was promoted to colonel and Major Evans promoted to lieutenant colonel.
February 22 Captain Sidney Mendall of Company G promoted to major
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
June 5 Mustered out, expiration of term under Colonel John G. Todd, Lt. Colonel Evans and Major Mendall. Three years men were transferred to 80th New York Infantry.