“Cattaraugas Regiment”

The 64th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 13 officers and 160 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 114 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
September 10 – December 10 Organized at Elmira, N.Y. from a nucleus of the 64th Regiment State Militia under Colonel Thomas J. Parker, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel C. Bingham and Major Enos. C. Brooks
December 10 Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Casey’s Provisional Division, Army of the Potomac for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.
1862
January Attached to Howard’s Brigade, Sumner’s Division. Army of the Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va. attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March Ordered to the Peninsula, Virginia
April 16-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
April 20 Captain Samuel Barstow of Company H died at Fortress Monroe, Virginia
May 31-June 1
Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines.

Lieutenant Ezra Kendall and 46 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Colonel Bingham, Captains Lehman W. Bradley, William Glenny, Horatio Hunt, Robert Rennick and Rufus Washburn and Lieutenants Rodney Crowley, Albert Darby, Nathaniel Cooper and 115 enlisted men were wounded.

June Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps
June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond

Lieutenant Leroy Hewitt and 3 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 9 men were wounded and 25 missing in the fighting before Richmond.

June 27 Battle of Gaines’ Mill
June 29 Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30 White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
July 12 Colonel Parker was discharged. Lieutenent Colonel Bingham took command of the regiment.
July 25 Lieutenent Colonel Bingham was promoted to colonel and Major Brooks to lieutenant colonel.
August 16-30 Moved to Fort Monroe, then to Alexandria and Centreville and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps
August 31-September 2 Covered retreat of Pope’s army to Washington, D.C.
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was temporarily under the command of Colonel Barlow of the 61st New York. It lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and Captain Rufus Washburn and 30 enlisted men wounded.

From the brigade monument at Antietam:

Caldwell’s Brigade relieved Meagher’s and became heavily engaged with the Confederate Infantry occupying the Sunken Road and Piper’s cornfield south of it. After an obstinate contest, the Brigade succeeded in dislodging the Confederates from the Sunken Road and, having repelled several attempts to turn its flanks, advanced to the high ground overlooking Piper’s house, where it was halted by command of General Richardson.

September 22 – October 29 At Harper’s Ferry
October 16-17 Reconnaissance to Charlestown
October 29-November 17 Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
November 24 Captain Lehman W. Bradley of Company H was promoted to major with rank from July 12
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

Lieutenant Fredrick Parker and 10 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Major Brooks and 60 enlisted men were wounded in the assault on Marye’s Heights.

December 28 Captain William Woodworth died of disease near Falmouth
1863
January Duty at Falmouth
January 20-24 “Mud March”
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign. Attached to the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 18 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Bingham, Lieutenant William Roller and 17 enlisted men wounded, and 6 men missing

June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel David G. Bingham, who was wounded on July 2nd. Major Leman W. Bradley then took command of the regiment although he was also lightly wounded.

The 64th brought 237 men to the field. Captains Henry Fuller and Alfred Lewis, Lieutenants Willis Babcock and Ira Thurber and 19 enlisted were men killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Bingham, Major Bradley, Captain Rodney Crowley, Lieutenants James Messervey, James Pettit and Charles Soule and 51 enlisted men wounded and 17 men missing

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
August-October Duty on line of the Rappahannock
September 13-17 Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 14
Auburn and Bristoe

The regiment lost 5 killed, 4 wounded and 8 missing at Auburn and 1 killed, 7 wounded and 17 missing at Bristoe Station.

November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2
Mine Run Campaign

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and Lieutenant Orvel Willard and 1 enlisted man wounded.

December-May At and near Stevensburg, Va.
1864
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February 10 Colonel Bingham was discharged when his consumption became too severe to continue in the field. He would die on July 27th at the home of his father in law in Riga, New York.
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 4 Lieutenant Colonel Enos C. Brooks was discharged for disability. Major Bradley was promoted to lieutenant colonel on May 27th, effective May 4, and Captain Glenny of Company E promoted to major.
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 8 men wounded.

May 8-21
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
May 10
Po River

The regiment lost 2 killed, 10 wounded and 4 missing.

May 12
Assault on the Salient, or “Bloody Angle”

The regiment took part in the charge on the Muleshoe. It captured the colors of the 44th Virginia along with many prisoners. Lieutenant Colonel Bradley was wounded in the arm and left for dead on the field, but recovered. Lieutenants Pulaski Alton, George Fisk and David Wiggins and 7 enlisted men were killed, Captain Orvel Willard, Lieutenants Albin Blackmore and Austin Rumsey and 38 enlisted men wounded and Captain John Manley and 7 enlisted men captured.

May 20 Lieutenant and Adjutant George Taggart died of disease at Addison, New York
May 23-26
North Anna River

Captain Orvel Willard wounded for the third time

May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31
Totopotomoy

The regiment lost Captain Warren Wait and 1 enlisted man wounded.

June 1-12
Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 2 wounded.

June 16-19
Before Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins

The regiment lost 7 men killed and Captain Byron Ketchum and 27 men wounded

June 22-23
Jerusalem Plank Road

The regiment lost 2 wounded and 28 missing

July 6 Colonel Bingham resigned. Lieutenant Colonel Bradley was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment, and Major Glenny was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
July 27-29 Demonstration north of the James
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

Captain James Messervey of Company G killed, 1 enlisted man wounded and 2 missing.

August 25
Ream’s Station

The regiment lost Lieutenant William Russell and 3 enlisted men wounded and Lieutenants James Morrow and and Theodore Tyrer and 6 enlisted men captured.

September-October Original volunteers mustered out at end of term of service. Veterans and recruits reorganized into a battalion of six companies: A, B, D, E, G and H.
October 5 Colonel Bradley mustered out, and Lieutenant Colonel Glenny promoted to colonel
December 9-10 Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run
December 9 Lieutenant Theodore Tyler of Company G promoted to major
1865
January 26 Major Tyrer promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Watkins’ House

The battalion lost Captain Harrison Smith and 3 enlisted men killed and 12 men wounded.

March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29-31 Hatcher’s Run or Boydton Road
March 31
White Oak Road

The battalion lost 3 killed, 13 wounded and 1 missing

April 2
Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg

The battalion lost 2 killed, 4 wounded and 1 missing.

April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7
High Bridge and Farmville

The battalion lost Captain Henry Darby and 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 10 men wounded.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 2-12 Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
July 14 Mustered out near Washington under Colonel William Glenny and Lt. Colonel Theodore Tyler