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2nd Regiment New York State Militia

The 82nd New York Infantry Regiment, originally known as the 2nd Regiment New York State Militia, lost 10 officers and 171 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 officers and 83 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

May 18 Left State for Washington, D.C. under Colonel G. W. B. Tompkins
May 28 Mustered into United States service as the 2nd Regiment State Militia Infantry and attached to Schenck’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia

Three hundred men refused to serve for longer than three months. Colonel Tompkins refused to accept them and sent them back to New York at the Regiment’s expense.

June-July Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., and at Ball’s Cross Roads, Va.
July 15 Company A mustered out and consolidated with other companies; Company D, the howitzer company, served mostly detached from the Regiment until formalized as the 3d New York Independent Battery of Light Artillery
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Va.
July 17 Occupation of Fairfax Court House
July 21
Battle of Bull Run

The Regiment lost 16 enlisted men killed, 1 mortally wounded, 14 wounded, and 4 offices and 24 enlisted men missing.

August 5 Moved to Poolesville, Md.
August Picket and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac attached to Stone’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
September New Company A joined the Regiment
October Attached to Gorman’s Brigade, Stone’s (Sedgwick’s) Division, Army of the Potomac
October 21-24 Operations on the Potomac
October 21
Battle of Ball’s Bluff
October 22 Edwards’ Ferry
December 7 The Regiment receives its numerical designation, becoming the 82nd New York Infantry
February 23 Moved to Harper’s Ferry
March 7-15 Movement in support of General Shields at Winchester, Va. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 22-April 1 Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Fortress Monroe, Va.
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 7-8 West Point
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks

The Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Henry W. Hudson, lost 9 enlisted men killed, 1 oficer and 4 men mortally wounded, and 2 officers and 55 men wounded.

June Skirmishing before Richmond
June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond

The Regiment lost 3 men killed, 2 officers and one man mortally wounded, 8 enlister men wounded and 42 men missing.

June 27 Gaines’ Mill, Garnett’s Farm
June 29 Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30 White Oak Swamp and Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-30 Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 14 Battles of South Mountain
September 16-17

The Regiment was commanded by Colonel Henry W. Hudson and lost 21 men killed, 10 men mortally wounded, 4 offiers and 78 men wounded, and 15 men missing.

September 22 Moved to Harper’s Ferry
October 30-November 20 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James Huston. The Regiment lost 7 men killed, 2 men mortally wounded, 12 men wounded and 15 men missing.

December-April At Falmouth
January 20-24 “Mud March”
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations about Franklin’s Crossing
May 3 Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4 Salem Heights
May 4 Banks’ Ford
July 2-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The Regiment brought 394 men to the field. It lost 45 killed, 132 wounded, and 15 Missing.

It was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James Huston, who was killed on July 2nd. Lt. Colonel Huston had also been killed and Major Baird wounded, so Captain John Darrow then took command of the regiment. Captain J. C. Hoyt and Lieutenant J. H. McDonald were killed, and Captains Thomas Cummins, C. Murphy, George W. Ryerson and Lieutenants John Cransom, William Palmer, Burrell, Fowler, Shaws, Everson, McKee and Sloan were wounded, Everson having his leg amputated below the knee.

Fromt he monument:

On the evening of July 2nd, moved to the Emmittsburg Road to protect flank of the Third Corps. Fought there until out-flanked. Returning to this line the Regiment reformed under a galling fire; then advanced, driving the enemy before them; regained their former position, capturing the colors of the 48th Georgia. Among the killed was Colonel Huston commanding the regiment.

At the time of the enemy’s assault on the afternoon of the 3rd, the Regiment moved to the right toward the Copse of Trees and assisted in repulsing the enemy, capturing the flags of the First and Seventh Virginia Regiments.

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
Bristoe Station

The Regiment lost 7 men killed, 1 mortally wounded, and 18 wounded.

November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 28-30 Mine Run
December-May At and near Stevensburg
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan, Morton’s Ford
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

The Regiment lost 1 officer and 6 men killed, 3 men mortally wounded, 3 officers and 7 men wounded, and 9 men missing.

May 8-21
Spotsylvania Court House

The Regiment lost 9 men killed, 6 mortally wounded, 7 officers and 37 men wounded and 5 missing.

May 10 Po River
May 12 Assault on the Salient or “Bloody Angle”
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 22 Veterans and Recruits formed into a battalion of five companies
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor

The Battalion lost 1 officer and 6 men killed, 1 man mortally wounded, 2 officers and 21 men wounded and 3 men missisng.

June 16-18 Before Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

The Battalion lost 3 men killed, 1 mortally wounded, 1 officer and 7 men wounded, and 109 missing.

June 25 Mustered out under Colonel Henry W. Hudson
June 28 Veterans and Recruits transferred from the 42nd New York Infantry
July 10 Veterans and Recruits transferred to the 59th Regiment New York Infantry