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76th New York Infantry

"The Cortland Regiment"
Organized: Albany, NY; mustered in 01/16/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: 01/01/1865

 

Commanding Officers at Antietam:
  Col William P Wainwright
  Lt Chauncey D Crandall
  Capt John W Young

 

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


Unit history

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.

On 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.

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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

After the Antietam Campaign

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 & Notes

Details about the unit and its service from Dyer2 and Phisterer1.

We have 8 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtAllen, George A.WIA   09/17
APvtStamp, Charles E.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
BCorpColton, Joseph L.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
BLtCrandall, Chauncey DuttonWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtMix, Joel Died   11/14     We have some details for this person
ICorpSmith, Hezekiah Died   11/02     We have some details for this person
KCaptYoung, John W        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SColWainwright, William PrattWIA   09/14     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

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]