United States Regiments & Batteries > New York > 87th New York Infantry Regiment

“13th Brooklyn”

The 87th New York Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 22 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 26 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

November 14 Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y. The nucleus was the 13th New York State Militia, and it included men from several other incomplete organizations
November 20 The 87th New York Infantry Regiment mustered in for three years Federal service under the command of Colonel Stephen Dodge, Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Bachia and Major George B. Bosworth.
December 2 Left New York for Washington, D.C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey’s Division, Army of the Potomac for duty in the Department of Washington.
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Virginia attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 17

Peninsula Campaign

Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula.

April 5-May 4

Siege of Yorktown

April 11 Skirmish at Yorktown
May 5

Battle of Williamsburg

May 31-June 1

Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 11 men killed, 5 men mortally wounded, 5 officers and 48 men wounded and 7 missing.

June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

The regiment lost 5 men killed, 3 men mortally wounded and 30 men wounded.

June 25

Battle of Oak Grove

July 1

Malvern Hill

July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-26 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps
August 26-September 2

Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia

The regiment lost 1 officer and 3 men killed, 5 man mortally wounded, 6 men wounded and 7 officers and 68 men missing.

August 27

Action at Bristoe Station or Kettle Run; Buckland’s Bridge, Broad Run

August 29

Battle of Groveton (Brawner’s Farm)

August 30

Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)

September 1

Battle of Chantilly

September 6 Due to the regiment’s heavy casualties, the men of the regiment were consolidated with the 40th Regiment New York Infantry. The officers of the 87th were mustered out.
September 11 The newly recruited Company B under Captain Dobbs was transferred to 173rd New York Infantry