43rd Regiment of New York Infantry

Descendants Association

(Albany and Yates' Rifles)

(3rd Brigade (Hyde's), 2nd Division, Sixth Corps)

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park

 

Organized at Albany, N.Y., August and September, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 21, 1861. Attached to Hancock's Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Light Division, 6th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864, Army of the Shenandoah to December, 1864, and Army of the Potomac to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Expedition to Vienna and Flint Hill February 22, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to Alexandria March 16, thence to Fortress Monroe, Va. Advance on Yorktown April 4-5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills April 16. Reconnaissance toward Lee's Mills April 28. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Duty at White House until May 18. Picket duty near Richmond until June. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Garnett's and Golding's Farms June 28, White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. In works at Centreville August 28-31, and cover Pope's retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11. Crampton's Gap, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Hagerstown, Md., until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.. December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Operation at Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Brandy Station until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor Juno 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 17 to July 6. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., June 6-9. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and Northern Defenses of Washington July 11-12. Pursuit of Early July 14-22. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Petersburg December 13-16. Siege of Petersburg December 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Danville, Va., April 23-27, and duty there until May 18. Moved to Richmond, thence to Washington, D.C., May 18-June 2. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 27, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 13 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 120 Enlisted men by disease, Total 244.

Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer

 

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43rd New York Infantry Regiment

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