“McComb’s Plattsburg Regiment”
The 96th New York Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 59 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 158 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
|Organized at Plattsburg, N.Y. under Colonel James Fairman, Lieutenant Colonel Charles O. Gray and Major John E. Kelly|
|March 11||Left State for Washington, D.C.|
|March 28||Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula and attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|April 5-May 4||
Siege of Yorktown
Lieutenant Colonel Gray was in command for much of the campaign, with Colonel Fairman invloved in court martial proceedings.
|May 5||Battle of Williamsburg|
Major John Kelly and 1 enlisted man were killed or mortally wounded and 3 men wounded.
|May 30||Fair Oaks|
|May 31- June 1||
Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks
The regiment lost 11 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 26 men wounded, and 2 officers and 18 men missing.
|June||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven days before Richmond
The regiment lost 1 man killed and 1 officer and 79 men captured.
|June 27-29||Bottom’s Bridge|
|June 30||White Oak Swamp|
|July 1||Malvern Hill|
|July – August||
At Harrison’s Landing
Company G was merged into Company C.
|August 16-23||Moved to Fortress Monroe|
|September 18||To Suffolk. Assigned to Wessell’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia|
|September 25||Colonel Fairman was discharged from the army after lengthy court martial proceedings, and Lieutenant Colonel Gray was promoted to colonel.|
|October 3||Reconnaissance to Franklin on the Blackwater|
|December 4||Ordered to New Berne, N. C. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina|
|December 11-20||Foster’s Expedition to Goldsboro|
Actions at Kinston
Colonel Gray was killed and 1 officer and 5 men wounded.
|January||Duty at and in the vicinity of New Berne, N. C. Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina|
|April 7-10||Expedition to relief of Little Washington|
|May||At Plymouth, N. C., and in the District of the Albemarle attached to District of the Albemarle, Dept. of North Carolina|
|July 5-7||Expedition from Plymouth to Gardiner’s Bridge and Williamston (Detachment)|
|July 26-29||Expedition from Plymouth to Foster’s Mills|
|October||Moved to Newport News, Va.and assigned to Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina|
|October 13||Scout from Great Bridge to Indiantown, N. C.|
|December||Duty in District of the Currituck assigned to District of the Currituck, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina|
|January||Company D consolidated into Company B|
|March||Assigned to 1st Brigade, Heckman’s Division, 18th Army Corps|
|April 28||Ordered to Yorktown, Va. and assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James|
|May 4-28||Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond|
|May 5||Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, Va.|
|May 8-10||Swift Creek or Arrow field Church|
|May 12-16||Operations against Fort Darling|
Battle of Drury’s Bluff
The regiment lost 1 officer and 4 men killed or mortally wounded, 8 men wounded, and 1 officer and 17 men missing.
|May 16-27||Bermuda Hundred|
|May 27-31||Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor|
Battles about Cold Harbor
The regiment lost 7 officers and 9 men killed or mortally wounded, 43 men wounded, and 8 missing.
Assault on Petersburg
The regiment lost 3 men killed or mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 6 men wounded
|July||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps|
|July 30||Mine Explosion. Petersburg (Reserve)|
|August – September||In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda front|
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
The regiment lost 19 men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 57 men wounded, and 24 men missing.
Battle of Fair Oaks
The regiment lost 6 men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 9 men wounded, and 2 officers and 33 men missing.
|November||Duty in trenches before Richmond|
|December||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps|
|December 1||Veterans and recruits of the 92nd New York Infantry transferred in|
|April 3||Occupation of Richmond|
|June||Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps. Men from the 118th New York Infantry and 184th New York Infantry transferred in.|
|July||Assigned to 1st Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps|
|August||Assigned to Dept. of Virginia|
|February 6||Mustered out at City Point under Colonel Stephen Moffitt|