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“Corcoran Guard”

The regiment lost 10 officers and 106 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 9 officers and 189 enlisted men wounded,and 3 officers and 126 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September – October Organized at New York City
November 6 Left State for Newport News, Va.
November 19 Reorganized at Newport News, Va., and mustered in under Colonel John McMahon, Lieutenant Colonel Burke and Major Michael Smith. Attached to District of Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia.
December At Suffolk, Va. Attached to Corcoran’s Brigade, Division of Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
January 30
Action at Deserted House, Va.

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 1 wounded and 2 missing.

March 3 Colonel John McMahon died of disease at Buffalo, New York
March 23 Lieutenant Colonel James McMahon of the 155th New York Infantry transferred in and promoted to colonel
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps
April 12-May 4
Siege of Suffolk

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 6 enlisted men wounded

April 15 and 24 Edenton Road
May 3 Providence Church Road, Nansemond River
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May 12 Blackwater
June 17

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 1 officer and 10 enlisted men wounded

June 21 Lieutenant Colonel Burke dismissed
June 24-July 7

Dix’s Peninsula Campaign

July 12 Moved to Washington, D.C., Attached to Corcoran’s Brigade, King’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.
July Provost duty in the defenses of Washington and at Alexandria, Va., and guard duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad
September 29 Lieutenant John Dunn died of disease at Brooklyn, New York
October 19 Major William DeLacy of the 37th New York Infantry transferred in and commissioned lieutenant colonel
November Attached to 1st Brigade, Corcoran’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
December Attached to 2nd Brigade, Tyler’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
May Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field and attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 17 to June 15

Rapidan (Overland) Campaign

May 17-21
Spotsylvania Court House

Lieutenants James O’Sullivan and Charles Watters and 21 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lt. Colonel DeLacy and 59 enlisted men wounded, and 7 men missing

May 23-26
North Anna River

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31
June 1-12
Cold Harbor

Colonel James McMahon, Captains Thomas Hickey and William Moroney, Lieutenants Joseph Abrahams, Robert Boyle, Edward McCaffrey and James Reddy, and 53 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captain David Beattie and 41 enlisted men wounded, and Captains Beattie, Hickey and Moroney, Lieutenant Boyle and 50 enlisted men captured or missing

June Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
June 16-April 2
Siege of Petersburg

During the nine month siege the regiment lost 23 enlisted men wounded exclusinve of the casualties listed in the battles below.

June 16-18
Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 11 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded

June 22-23
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

The regiment lost 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, plus Lieutenants John Crimmings, George Davidson, John McCarth and Charles Thornton and 44 enlisted men wounded, and 1 man missing since June 16.

July 9 Lt. Colonel DeLacy promoted to colonel
July 12 Major Michael Smith discharged for disability
July 27-29 Demonstration on north side of James River
July 27-28
Deep Bottom
July 31 Adjutant John Beattie promoted to major
August 13-20 Demonstration north of James River
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

August 25
Ream’s Station

The regiment lost 9 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 9 enlisted men wounded, and Major John Beattie, Captains Timothy Kelly, Bernard O’Reilly and Michael O’Rorke, Lieutenants Thomas Cantwell, James Etchingham, Thomas McGurn, John Ryan and Hugh MacTavish, and 98 enlisted men captured.

October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded, 1 mortally, and 5 men missing

February 5-7
Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run

Lieutenant Hugh MacTavish was mortally wounded and 2 enlisted man were wounded

March 25
Watkins’ House

Colonel DeLacy wounded

March 26 Lieutenant Michael Stapleton died of disease in Washington
March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded, 1 mortally

March 30-31 Boydton Road
March 31 Crow’s House
April 2
Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6
Sailor’s Creek
April 7
High Bridge, Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April At Burkesville
May 2-12 March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June-July Duty at Washington
July 15 Mustered out under Colonel DeLacy, Major Beattie