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61st New York Infantry

 

Commanding Officers at Antietam:
  Col. Francis C. Barlow
  LCol. Nelson A. Miles

 

Arms:
   Enfield Rifle

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Second (II) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, II Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps


On the Antietam Campaign

In Maryland "the little Sixty-first regiment was commanded by Colonel Barlow and Lieut. Col. Miles. For field purposes the regiment was divided into three companies. First, the company commanded by Capt. Angell and Lieut. Keech, in which was my Company C. (Capt. Broady was at this time away on sick leave). Second company was commanded by Capt. Walter H. Maze and the third by Capt. Geo. D. H. Watts. There were about 35 men to the company. In other words, there were but one hundred and five muskets for all of these officers to direct."1

At Antietam, the 61st was combined or consolidated with the 64th NY Infantry, both Regiments under the command of Col Barlow, they fought in the Sunken Road and on Piper's Farm in the midday phase of the battle on September 17th.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 105; Killed in Action (KIA): 6; Wounded (WIA): 34; Missing in Action (MIA): 1;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 39%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #35: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 15 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #34: Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 8 PM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #115: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #45: Caldwell's Brigade, Richardson's Division - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 2 PM
Tablet #121: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #116, cont: Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #44: Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 2 PM

We have 47 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtFee, John WIA   09/17
APvtMadden, William Died   12/06     We have some details for this person
ACaptMaze, Walter H.        We have some details for this person
APvtMcCoy, John MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
APvtRogers, Bernard WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtSullivan, John KIA   09/17
BPvtDeGraf, Charles WIA   09/17
BPvtGallagher, Hugh KIA   09/17
BLtGrannis, Frederick W.        We have some details for this person
BSgtShea, Michael Died   11/25     We have some details for this person
BPvtStarr, James M.WIA   09/17
CPvtAllen, Freeman WIA   09/17
CPvtBarney, Levi D.WIA   09/17
CSgtFuller, Charles Augustus        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CLtGreig, Theodore WWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CSgtHascall, Arthur FooteDied   11/08     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CPvtJacobs, George A.        We have some details for this person
CPvtKelsey, Julius C.KIA   09/18     We have some details for this person
CPvtRichardson, Gleason P.WIA   09/17
CPvtWhitney, Porter E.        We have some details for this person
DSgtMurphy, Michael Patrick        We have some details for this person
ECaptAngell, Manton C.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtClare, Thomas WIA   09/17
ESgtVan Elton, Theodore WIA   09/17
FPvtCarroll, John H.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtDailey, Malachi WIA   09/17
FPvtNewban, Richard WIA   09/17
FPvtNoble, Edward KIA   09/17
FPvtO'Brien, James WIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
FPvtRodgers, William KIA   09/17
FCaptWatts, George D. H.        We have some details for this person
FPvtWelsh, John WIA   09/17
GPvtBrayman, Samuel H.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtBrookins, William H.        We have some details for this person
GPvtCuppernull, Hale S.WIA   09/17
GLtKeech, Willard         We have some details for this person
GPvtMcMahon, John MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtBennett, William I.WIA   09/17
HPvtFreeman, Alonzo MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HCorpTurner, George WIA   09/17
KPvtBeverly, Charles WIA   09/17
KPvtBronby, Charles MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtCrosby, Edward WIA   09/17
F&SColBarlow, Francis ChanningWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SLColMiles, Nelson Appleton        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SASrgRowland, Marvin C.        We have some details for this person
F&SSurgTompkins, Hartwell Carver        We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Fuller, Charles Augustus, Personal Recollections of the War of 1861... in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Sherburne (NY): News Job Printing House, 1906, pg. 54  [AotW citation 7680]