United States Regiments & Batteries > New York > 36th New York Infantry Regiment

“Washington Volunteers”

The 36th New York Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 36 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 26 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at New York City
June 17 The 36th New York Infantry Regiment mustered in for two years service under the command of Colonel Charles H. Innes, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J. Lord and Major Nathaniel Finch
July 12 Left State for Washington, D.C. Duty at Kalorma Heights and Camp Brightwood, Defenses of Washington, D.C.
August 4 Attached to Couch’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
August 5 Lieutenant Colonel Lord was discharged
September 19 Daniel Hungerford mustered in as lieutenant colonel with rank from August 5
October Attached to Couch’s Brigade, Buell’s Division, Army of the Potomac
November 12 Major Finch was discharged. Captain James Raney of Company B was promoted to major
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 11-15 March to Prospect Hill, Va.
March 28

Penninsula Campaign

Moved to the Peninsula, Va.

April 5-May 4

Siege of Yorktown

May 5

Battle of Williamsburg

May 17 Lieutenant George Tarr died of disease at Fort Monroe, Virginia
May 20-23 Reconnaissance to Bottom’s Bridge
May 25-28 To White Oak Swamp
May 31-June 1

Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines

The regiment lost 12 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Captains David Murphy and Daniel Townsend, Lieutenants John Barker, James Grant, John Lewis and Le Roy Briggs and 29 enlisted men wounded and 4 enlisted men missing

June 19 Lieutenant Daniel Faxon of Company A died of disease
June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

June 25

Battle of Oak Grove, near Seven Pines

June 29

Savage Station

June 30

White Oak Swamp

July 1

Malvern Hill

The regiment made a charge that captured 65 prisoners and the colors of the 14th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. It lost 20 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Captain Horace Howlett, Lieutenant George Robinson and 83 enlisted men wounded, and 36 enlisted men missing or captured.

July 6 Colonel Innes and Lieutenant Colonel Hungerford were discharged due to ill health caused by camp fever. Captain James Walsh of Company K was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 2 Lieutenant Colonel William Brown of the 31st New York Infantry Regiment was mustered in as colonel.
August 16-29 Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville
August 20 Captain Edward Quackenbos of Company E died of disease in New York City
September 6-22

Maryland Campaign

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

The regiment was in reserve and not engaged.

September-October Duty in Maryland
October 15 Major Raney was discharged. Captain Elihu Faxon of Company A was promoted to major
October 29-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed. Lieutenant Robert Kirby and Privates John Jordan and John Shanahan were wounded

January 20-24

“Mud March”

February-April At Falmouth
April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2 Operations about Franklin’s Crossing
May 3

Maryes Heights, Second Fredericksburg

Major Faxon and 2 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Brown, Lieutenant Colonel Walsh, Captain George Robinson, Lieutenant Robert Jones and 13 enisted men were wounded. Six enlisted men were captured or missing

May 3-4

Salem Heights

May 4
Banks’ Ford
June 5-13
Deep Run Ravine
June 14 Ordered home for muster out. Three years men were transferred to 65th New York Infantry Regiment.
June 29 Captain Daniel Townsend of Company D promoted to major but not mustered
July 5 Captain Alfred Piggott of Company K died of disease in Philadelphia
July 13-17
Duty in New York during draft riots

Private William Joyce was killed

July 15 The 36th New York Infantry Regiment mustered out, expiration of term, under the command of Colonel William H. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel Walsh and Major Townsend