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The 3rd New York Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 36 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 83 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

April 25 Accepted for state service
May 7 Received numerical designation
May 14 Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in for two years United States service under Colonel Frederick Townsend, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel M. Alford and Major Abel Smith
May 31 Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va. and duty there. Attached to Fort Monroe and Camp Hamilton, Va., Dept. of Virginia
June 10
Action at Big Bethel, Va.

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 27 wounded

June 26 Colonel Townsend resigned to accept a commission as major of the 18th United States Infantry
July 30 Moved to Baltimore, Md. and duty there quartered at Fort McHenry; attached to Dix’s Command
June 6 Moved to Suffolk, Va. and duty there; attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia
July Attached to Weber’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
August 26 Lt. Colonel Alford promoted to colonel and Henry P. Hubbell commissioned lieutenant colonel
September Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia, and duty there.
November 29 Captain Floyd Eldridge of Company C promoted to major
April 19 Moved to Suffolk, Va., attached to 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept of Virginia
April 19-May 4 Siege of Suffolk
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May 21 2 years’ men mustered out
May 23 Lieutenant Colonel Hubbell resigned and Major Eldridge G. Floyd was promoted to lieutenant colonel
June 10 Captain John E. Mulford of Company K promoted to major
June 24 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to South Anna River
July Ordered to Folly Island, S.C., attached to Alvord’s Brigade, Vodges’ Division, Folly Island, S.C.. 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South
August 3 Action at Morris Island, S.C.
August 9-
September 7
Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and against Fort Sumter and Charleston
August 17-23 Bombardment of Fort Sumter
September 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg
September 8 –
December 21
Operations in Charleston Harbor against Forts Sumter and Charleston
October 27-
November 9
Bombardment of Fort Sumter
November Duty on Folly Island, S.C.
February Attached to 2nd Brigade, Vodges’ Division, Northern District Folly Island, 10th Army Corps
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James
May 4-28 Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond; attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, then to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps
May 7 Port Walthall
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrow field Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drury’s Bluff

The regiment lost 5 men killed or mortally wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge was wounded.

May 16-28 Bermuda Hundred
May 28-31 Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor
June 1-12
Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 1 officer and 4 enlisted men wounded

June 14 Colonel Alford was dismissed
June 15-18 Before Petersburg, attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps
June 16 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg
August Duty in the trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda front
September 28-30 Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 6 men killed or mortally wounded, 15 men wounded and 5 men missing

October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks
November In trenches before Richmond
December 7 Lt. Colonel Eldridge discharged for his Drury’s Bluff wound and Major Mulford promoted to lieutenant colonel
December 7-27 Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C.; attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps
December 8 Captain George Warren of Company C promoted to major
January 3-15 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C.; attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps
January 15 Assault on and capture of Fort Fisher, N. C,
February 11 Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18-20 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
March Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro
March-August Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina
April 9 Lieutenant Colonel Mulford promoted to colonel
May 21 Major Warren promoted to lieutenant colonel
June 30 Colonel Mulford resigns
August 28 Mustered out under Lieutenant Colonel George W. Warren