76th New York Infantry"The Cortland Regiment"
Organized: Albany, NY; mustered in 01/16/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out on 01/01/1865
Col William P Wainwright
Lt Chauncey D Crandall
Capt John W Young
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Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #13: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #4: Hofmann's Brigade, Doubleday's Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #2: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #3: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of the Potomac
Corps - First (I) Army Corps
Division - 1st Division, I Corps
Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps
History of the Unit:
The 76th was first in significant combat during General Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia in August 1862, with nearly 150 casualties in that action.
In the Antietam Campaign:
The Regiment and the rest of the Brigade were in action on South Mountain on 14 September, but held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm on the 17th to protect Hooker's I Corps artillery.
The remainder of the War:
The 76th served through the end of 1864 with the Army of the Potomac, seeing action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Courthouse, and the siege of Petersburg. The Regiment was musted out over the last part of 1864 by companies:
"Companies B, F and K were honorably discharged and mustered out July 1, 1864; Company A October 11; G October 20; C November 8; E November 18; I December 1, 1864; H January 1, 1865; detachments of these companies and Company D remaining in the field were, under Capt. Albert J. Jarvis, transferred to the 147th N. Y. Volunteers January 28 and 31, 1865."1
More on the Web:
For much more about the Regiment see Mike Brown's excellent and thorough 76th NYSV site and the 76th's page from the New York Military Museum.
References, Sources, and other Notes:
Details about the unit and its service from Dyer2 and Phisterer1.
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1 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12 [AotW citation 819]
2 Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908 [AotW citation 820]« Search for Another Unit