“St. Lawrence Regiment”

The 60th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 64 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 officers and 96 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument and marker on Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg.

1861
Organized at Ogdensburg, N.Y. under militia Colonel Charles R. Brundage using his 33rd New York Militia Regiment as the nucleus.
October 30 Mustered in under the command of Colonel William B. Hayward, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Goodrich and Major Charles R. Brundage
November 4 Left State for Baltimore, Md. Attached to Dix’s Division for duty at Baltimore, Md., and between there and Washington, D.C.; also at Relay House, Md., and Harper’s Ferry
1862
January 18 George S. Greene was brought in as colonel of the regiment when the regiment’s company commanders petitioned for Colonel Hayward’s removal. The regiment had hoped that Lieutenant Colonel Goodrich would be promoted to take Hayward’s place and were disappointed that an outsider was brought in
March Attached to Railroad Brigade, Army of the Potomac
April 28 Colonel Greene was promoted to brigadier general
May 13 Lieutenant Colonel Goodrich was promoted to colonel, Major Brundage to lieutenant colonel, and Major Edward James mustered in
May 28-30 Defense of Harper’s Ferry
June Operations in the Shenandoah Valley attached to 2nd Brigade, Sigel’s Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah
August 16-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, then 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia
August 24 Sulphur Springs
August 28 Major James discharged to become lieutenant colonel of the 106th New York Infantry
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30 Bull Run
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 16 Captain Abel Godard of Company K promoted to major
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

Colonel William B. Goodrich was mortally wounded by a shot to his chest while temporarily commanding the brigade in the West Woods. He had had a premonition of his death the day before. The regiment was then commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Brundage, and lost Colonel Goodrich and 3 enlisted men killed and 18 men wounded, 4 mortally.

From the first of three War Department markers for Goodrich’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Goodrich’s Brigade was detached from its Division, when east of Joseph Poffenberger’s, and ordered to the assistance of Doubleday’s Division. It crossed the Hagerstwon Pike near Miller’s, formed in the north part of the West Woods and on the open ground east of them and, supported by Patrick’s Brigade, advanced in the direction of the Dunkard Church. When nearing this point it was stubbornly resisted by the enemy posted in the woods immediately southwest of this, and Colonel Goodrich was mortally wounded. The loss in the Brigade was heavy and it was obliged to retire.

From the second of three War Department markers for Goodrich’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

When nearing the East Woods, early on the 17th, Goodrich’s Brigade was detached from its Division and ordered to the assistance of Doubleday’s Division engaged north of this. The Purnell Legion was detached near D. R. Miller’s and did not participate with its Brigade in the action near this point, but was engaged with its Division west of the Dunkard Church. After the repulse of the Brigade near this point, the 78th New York was detached.

From the last of three War Department markers for Goodrich’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Goodrich’s Brigade was detached from its Division, and supported Gibbon’s and Patrick’s Brigades of the First Army Corps in the fields and woods west of this point.

September Duty at Bolivar Heights
October Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps
November 6 Lt. Colonel Brundage resigned due to illness. Captain John Reddington promoted to lieutenant colonel
November 9 Reconnaissance to Rippon, Va.
December 2-6 Expedition to Winchester
December 9-16 March to Fredericksburg, Va.
December Duty at Fairfax
December 30 Major Goddard promoted to colonel
1863
January 8 Captain Thomas Winslow of Company D promoted to major
January 20-24 “Mud March”
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Louis Carnathan, 2 other officers and 37 enlisted men wounded, ad 12 enlisted men missing

June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Colonel Abel Godard. It brought 273 men to the field, losing 11 enlisted men killed and Lieutenant Myron Stanley and 6 enlisted men mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 33 enlisted men wounded.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
August-September Duty on line of the Rappahannock
September 24-
October 3
Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. transferred to Army of the Cumberland
October Duty in Lookout Valley
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
November 23-27
Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 35 enlisted men wounded

November 23-24 Battle of Lookout Mountain
November 25 Mission Ridge
November 27 Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge
December-April Duty at Bridgeport, Ala.
December Enough men reenlist at the end of their terms that the regiment is given Veteran status. Veterans are sent on 30 day furlough
1864
January Veterans return from furlough
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
April 11 Scout from Stevenson to Caperton’s Ferry (Detachment)
May 1-September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 7 Major Winslow promoted to lieutenant colonel
May 8-11 Operations about Rocky Faced Ridge, Tunnel Hill and Buzzard’s Roost
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Near Cassville
May 25 New Hope Church
May 26-June 5
Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills

The regiment lost 9 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 19 enlisted men wounded, and 1 man missing

June 10-July 2
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

Lieutenant John Wilson and 5 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 24 enlisted men wounded

June 11-14 Pine Mountain
June 12 Ackworth
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22 Kolb’s Farm
June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 6-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek

The regiment lost 1 officer and 3 enlisted men wounded

July 22-
August 25
Siege of Atlanta

Captain Orson Foot and 5 enlisted men were wounded

August 26-
September 2
Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2 to November 15 Occupation of Atlanta
September 13 Colonel Godard discharged for disability
September 27 Captain Elliott Thomas of COmpany F promoted to major
October 1 Lieutenant Colonel Winslow promoted to colonel with rank from September 13. Captain Lester Wilson of Company F promoted to lieutenant colonel
October 26-29 Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum’s Cross Roads
November 9 Near Atlanta
November 15-December 10
March to the sea

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 2 officers and 3 enlisted men wounded

November 28 Near Davisboro
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
1865
January to April
Campaign of the Carolinas

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men missing

January 17 Major Thomas discharged
February 12-13 North Edisto River, S.C.
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville, N. C.
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 3 Colonel Winslow discharged for disability. Captain Abner Shipman of Company K promoted to major with rank from January 20
April 9-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
April 29-May 20 March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va.
May 17 Lieutenant Colonel Willson promoted to colonel, Major Shipman to lieutenant colonel and Captain Michael Nolan promoted to major, but neither are mustered
May 24 Grand Review
June 5 Major Nolan promoted to lieutenant colonel after Major Shipman declined the rank
July 17 Mustered out under Colonel Lester S. Willson, Lieutenant Colonel Nolan, Major Shipman