“1st Long Island Regiment”

The 67th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 96 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 75 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
June 24 Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y. and mustered in for three years service under Colonel Julius W. Adams (attended USMA 1830-32), Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Cross and Major P. Mark De Zeng
August 21 Left State for Washington, D.C.
September – March Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. Attached to Graham’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
October Attached to Graham’s Brigade, Buell’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 11-15 March to Prospect Hill, Virginia. Finding the Confederate fortifications empty, the regiment returned to its camp near Washington.
March 25 Marched to Alexandria and boarded the Steamship Daniel Webster along with the 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry to be transported to Fortress Monroe on the Virginia Peninsula.
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks

Lieutenant George Rysdyk and 28 men were killed. Captain Daniel Sullivan and 18 men were mortally wounded, Colonel Adams, Captains Lewis Peck, Henry Van Ness and Henry Rainals, Lieutenant James Croft and 112 men wounded and 6 men were missing, a total of 170 casualties. Lt. Colonel Cross probably commanded the regiment after this time due to Colonel Adams’ wound.

June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond

The regiment lost 2 officers and 36 men wounded and 2 men missing.

July 1
Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 3 men killed, 4 mortally wounded, and Sergeant Major Jerrie Vaughn wounded

July-August At Harrison’s Landing. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps
August 16-September 1 Movement to Alexandria
August 30 Major De Zeng discharged. Captain George Foster of Company A promoted to major but not mustered in due to being absent since July 5
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was in reserve in Pleasant Valley and did not reach the battlefield until the 18th. It lost 1 man wounded.

September 18-
October 20
Duty in Maryland
October 10 Captain Lewis Peck of Company K discharged to become lieutenant colonel of the 173rd New York Infantry
October 20 Colonel Adams resigned for health reasons. Lieutenant Colonel Cross promoted to colonel, Major Foster to lieutenant colonel, but not mustered in due to being absent
October 20-November 19 Movement to Stafford Court House, Va. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps
December 5 To Belle Plains
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

Private Clarence Fuller was killed, Lieutenant Pierre Van Ness mortally wounded, and 6 men wounded.

Desembe 31 Captain Henry Van Ness of Company F promoted to major
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
March 18 Lt. Colonel Foster discharged. His discharge was revoked due to him being absent since July 1862. He was never mustered in his promotions to major and lieutenant colonel and he was discharged as a captain as of May 28
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations about Franklin’s Crossing
May 3
Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 3 men killed, 3 men mortally wounded, Lieutenant John Thro and 12 men wounded, and 10 men missing.

May 3-4
Salem Heights
May 4 Banks’ Ford
July 2-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Nelson Cross. The 67th brought 356 men to the field, losing 1 missing.

From the monument:

Held this position July 3rd; then moved double quick to left centre to resist Confederate charge upon our batteries.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
July 28 Major Van Ness promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Charles Belden of Company G to major, both with rank from July 2
August-October Duty on line of the Rappahannock
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Rappahannock Station
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
1864
January Left by the Erie Railrod for Sandusky Ohio and duty at Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie, Ohio
April Attached to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps
May 3-June 15
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

the regiment numbered about 320 men at the beginning of the campaign.

May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

Captain Thomas Cooper and 12 men were killed, 5 men mortally wounded, Lieutenant John Middaugh and 56 men wounded, and Lieutenants Edwin Yaw and William Partridge and 16 men missing or captured.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12
Assault on the Salient or “Bloody Angle”

Captain William Dermady, Lieutenant Thomas Gibbs and 13 enlisted men were killed, and Lieutenant Chester Hydley and 4 enlisted men mortally wounded.

May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 17-18 Assault on Petersburg
June 17
Siege of Petersburg begins

The regiment lost 2 men killled, 1 man mortally wounded, 7 men wounded and 10 missing during the siege.

July 4 Non-Veterans mustered out under Colonel Nelson Cross, Lieutenant Colonel Henry L. Van Ness and Major Charles Belden. Remaining men formed into a battalion of five companies, A-E, under Captain Henry C. Fisk.
July 9-11 Moved to Washington, D.C.
July 11-12
Fort Stevens and the Northern Defenses of Washington
July Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah
August 7-
September 1
Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
September 1 Battalion consolidated with 65th Regiment New York Infantry as Companies A, B, D and E