The 86th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 13 officers and 159 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 129 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|Organized at Elmira. Company A was primarily recruited at Syracuse; B at Addison; C and F at Corning; D at Hornellsville; E at Elmira; G at Canisteo; H at Troupsburg; I in Steuben county and K at Woodhull.|
|November 20||Mustered in under Colonel Benjamin P. Baily, Lieutenant Colonel Barnard Chapin and Major Seyman G. Rheinvault|
|November 23||Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey’s Division, Army of the Potomac|
|December||Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.|
|March||Attached to Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington|
|August||Attached to Piatt’s Brigade, Whipple’s Division|
|Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia|
Second Battle of Bull Run
The regiment, under the command of Colonel Baily, lost 23 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 56 men wounded, and 38 men missing.
|September||Duty in the Defenses of Washington|
|October 18-19||Moved to Point of Rocks, thence to Pleasant Valley, Md.|
|October 24-November 16||Movement toward Warrenton, Va.|
|November 5-6||Reconnaissance to Manassas Gap, Va. and skirmish|
|November 18-24||Movement to Falmouth, Virginia. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
Battle of Fredericksburg
The regiment, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Chapin, lost 3 men wounded and 1 missing.
|December||Duty near Falmouth|
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
Battle of Chancellorsville
The regiment lost 4 officers and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, and 3 officers and 57 men wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Chapin and Captains Daniel S. Ellsworth and W.W. Angel were killed, Lieutenant Jackson A. Woodward was mortaly wounded, and Major Benjamin Higgins, Captains J.H. Lansing and Amos B. Sherwood were wounded.
|June||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps|
The regiment lost 5 men killed or mortally wounded and 21 wounded. It was commanded by Major Jacob H. Lansing.
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
|June 12||Colonel Bailey was discharged.|
Battle of Gettysburg
The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Higgins until he was wounded. Major Jacob Lansing then took command. It lost Captain John Warner and 19 men killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenants Hammond, Blanchard and Packer and 39 men wounded, and Adjutant Seeley and 3 men missing of the 286 men engaged.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|July 23||Wapping Heights, Va.|
|August-September||Duty on line of the Rappahannock|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Kelly’s Ford|
Mine Run Campaign
The regiment, under the command of Major Michael Stafford, lost 6 men killed or mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 25 men wounded.
|December-May||Duty near Brandy Station|
|January||The regiment reenlisted, and veterans received a 30 furlough.|
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan|
|March||Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps|
|May 3-June 15||
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
Bagan the campaign with 450 men under the command of Colonel Lansing.
Battie of the Wilderness
The regiment lost Captain Barton and 17 men killed or mortally wounded, and 5 officers and 56 men wounded.
Spotsylvania Court House
The regiment lost Captains Stone and Vincent, 4 other officers and 53 men killed or mortally wounded, 62 men wounded, and 4 men missing, mostly at the Po River.
The regiment engaged in hand to hand combat, losing every member of the color guard but saving the colors. The regiment entered the battle with 300 men and lost half its strength, including Captains John Phinney and Samuel Stone and Adjutant James Cherry; Captain Vincent was badly wounded.
|May 12||Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”|
|May 13||The regiment mustered 75 men.|
North Anna River
The regiment lost 1 man mortaly wounded, 1 officer and 11 men wounded, and 2 men missing.
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
The regiment lost 4 men mortally wounded and 9 missing.
Before Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
The regiment lost Lieutenant Colonel Michael Stafford and 6 men killed or mortally wounded, and 36 men wounded.
|June 21||Three years men from 70th New York Infantry transferred in|
|June 22-23||Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad|
|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|
|Poplar Springs Church|
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
The regiment lost 1 officer and 6 men killed or mortally wounded, 7 men wounded and 3 men missing.
|December 1||Lieutenant Colonel Stafford was mortally wounded in “Fort Hell”|
|December 9-10||Reconnaissance to Weldon Railroad|
|February 5-7||Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run|
|March 25||Watkins’ House|
|March 28-April 9||
The regiment lost 2 men killed, and 1 officer and 7 men wounded.
|March 29-31||Boydton and White Oak Roads|
|March 31||Crow’s House|
|April 2||Fall of Petersburg|
|April 6||Sailor’s Creek|
|April 7||High Bridge and Farmville|
|April 9||Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.|
|May 2-12||Moved to Washington, D.C.|
|May 23||Grand Review|
|June 27||Mustered out near Washington under Colonel Nathan H. Vincent|