65th Regiment of New York Infantry

Descendants Association

1st United States Chasseurs

(2nd Brigade (Hamblin's), 1st 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 Willett's Point, N.Y., and left State for Washington, D.C., August 27, 1861. Attached to Defenses of Washington to October, 1861. Graham's Brigade, Buell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps. Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Reconnaissance to Lewinsville October 10 - 11, 1861. March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 10 - 15, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula March 25. Siege of Yorktown April 5 - May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Chickahominy River May 21 - 22. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks June 31 - July 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25 - July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16 - September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam , Md., September 16 - 17. Duty in Maryland until October 20. Movement to Stafford Court House, Va., October 20 - November 18, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12 - 15. At Falmouth until April 27. "Mud March" January 20 - 24, 1863. 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. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2 - 4. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., 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 at Brandy Station until January, 1864, and at Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, Ohio, until March. 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. "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23 - 26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26 - 28. Totopotomoy May 28 - 31. Cold Harbor June 1 - 12. Before Petersburg June 17 - 18. Siege of Petersburg June 17 - July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, June 22 - 23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9 - 11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern defenses of Washington July 11 - 12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6 - November 28. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9 - 12. Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5 - 7, 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. At Farmville and Burkesville until April 23. March to Danville April 23 - 27, and duty there until May 24. March to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., May 24 - June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 88 Enlisted men by disease. Total 206.

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


65th New York Infantry Regiment

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