The 89th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 89 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 159 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
|Organized at Elmira, N.Y.|
|December 4||Mustered in under Colonel Harrison S. Fairchild, Lieutenant Colonel Jacob C. Robie and Major Daniel T. Everts|
|December 6||Left State for Washington, D.C.|
|December||Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey’s Division, Army of the Potomac|
|January 6-13||Expedition to Hatteras Inlet, N. C. and attached to Williams’ Brigade, Burnside’s North Carolina Expeditionary Corps|
|March 2||Moved to Roanoke Island, N. C.|
|April||Attached to 4th Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina|
Battle of Camden, South Mills
The regiment lost 1 officer and 3 enlisted men wounded and 2 men missing
|June 18-July 2||Expedition to New Berne|
|July 4-6||Moved to Newport News, Va.|
|August 2-7||Moved to Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|Moved to Brooks’ Station, thence to Washington, D.C.|
|September 6-22||Maryland Campaign|
The regiment lost 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, and1 officer and 15 men wounded.
The regiment was commanded by Major Edward Jardine while Colonel Fairchild commanded the brigade. It lost 1 offer and 31 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 3 officers and 60 men wounded, and 8 men missing.
From the War Department marker for Fairchild’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:
On the morning of the 17th, Fairchild’s Brigade moved from its position southeast of the Burnside Bridge, down the left bank of the Antietam, which it crossed at Snavely’s Ford about 1 P.M., and forced the right of Toombs’ Brigade from its position on the high ground above the ford and, moving up the right bank of the creek, formed line on the left of Willcox’s Division a short distance northwest of the bridge. About 3 P.M. the Brigade, under a heavy fire of Artillery from Cemetery Hill and the adjacent heights, advanced from the ridge 450 yards east of this, reached the open fields west and gained the high ground about 400 yards northwest of this point, forcing the Brigades of Kemper and Drayton through the streets of Sharpsburg. Its position being endangered by the advance of A.P. Hill on its left and rear, it was withdrawn by the ravines to the Sharpsburg Road and thence to the bank of the Antietam near the Burnside Bridge.
|September-October||Duty in Pleasant Valley|
|Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
The rgiment lost 4 men killed or mortally wounded, 25 men wounded and 1 man missing.
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|February 9||Moved to Newport News, Va.|
|March 14||To Norfolk and Suffolk|
|April 12-May 4||
Siege of Suffolk
Assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
The regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Theophilus England, lost 1 officer and 5 men killed or mortally wounded and1 officer and 6 men wounded.
|April 18-19||Battery Huger, Hill’s Point|
|April 19||Near Suffolk|
|May 3||Providence Church Road|
|May 4||Reconnaissance across the Nansemond|
|June 24-July 7||Dix’s Peninsula Campaign|
|July 1-7||Expedition from White House to South Anna River|
|July||Ordered to Folly Island, S.C. via the steamer Adelaide and attached to Alvord’s Brigade, Vodges’ Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South.|
|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-April||Operations against Charleston and duty on Morris and Folly Islands, S.C.|
|January||Attached to 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South|
|February||Attached to 2nd Brigade, Gordon’s Division, Northern District, Dept. of the South|
|April||Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina|
|May 4-28||Butler’s operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps|
|May 5||Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point|
|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|
|May 16-27||Bermuda Hundred|
|May 27-31||Move to White House, thence to Cold Harbor|
The regiment lost 5 enlisted men mortally wounded, 13 men wounded, and 2 men missing.
|June||Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps|
First Assault on Petersburg
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin. The regiment lost 2 officers and 19 men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 68 men wounded, and 2 men mising, including Lieutenant Colonel England.
|July 30||Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)|
|August-September||Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda front|
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
The regiment lost 2 officers and 19 men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 68 men wounded, and 2 men missing.
Battle of Fair Oaks
The regiment lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 32 men wounded and 98 men missing.
|November-March||Duty in trenches before Richmond on north side of the James|
|December||Assigned to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps|
|March 27-28||Moved to Hatcher’s Run|
|March 28-April 9||
The regiment lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 18 men wounded.
Final Assalt on Petersburg
Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg. Major Tremain ws mortally wounded in the assault.
|April 6||Rice’s Station|
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April-August||Duty in the Department of Virginia|
|May||Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps|
|June||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps|
|August 3||Mustered out at Richmond under Captain Henry H. Epps|