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Muster In: Organized at Courtland and Albany, N.Y., and mustered in January 16, 1862.1
Muster Out: Companies mustered out as follows:2

  • Companies “B,” “F” and “K” July 1, 1864;
  • Company “A” October 11;
  • Company “G” October 20;
  • Company “C” November 8;
  • Company “E” November 18;
  • Company “I” December 1, 1864;
  • Company “H” January 1, 1865;
  • Company “D” and Veterans and Recruits transferred to 147th Regiment, New York Infantry, January 28, 1865.

Commander(s):
Colonel Charles E. Livingston
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Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cook
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Lieutenant George W. Steele
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cook (July 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 76th New York had seven (7) companies at this point, with three companies having mustered out on July 1.13
  • Note: Companies “B,” “F” and “K” mustered out July 1, 186414

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (August 1-?, 1864)15

Third Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (August ?-31, 1864)16

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cook (August 31, 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 76th New York had only seven (7) companies at this time.18

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army19,20

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 76th New York mustered out during this time as follows:21
    • Company “A” October 11;

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army22,23

  • Commander: Colonel Charles E. Livingston (October 31, 1864)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 76th New York consisted of six (6) companies at this time.25,23
  • Note: One company of the 76th New York mustered out during this time as follows:21
    • Company “G” October 20;

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army28,29

  • Commander: Lieutenant George W. Steele (December 31, 1864)30
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note:  Three companies of the 76th New York mustered out during this time as follows:31
    • Company “C” November 8;
    • Company “E” November 18;
    • Company “I” December 1, 1864
  • Note: The 76th New York consisted of two (2) companies by early December 1864.32,33
  • Note: This regiment participated in Warren’s Stony Creek, or “Apple Jack” Raid to Belfield and Hicksford, Virginia from December 7-12, 1864.34

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (January 1-28, 1865)(Need source)

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 76th New York consisted of two and then only (1) company in January 1865 before it was disbanded. The last two remaining companies of the 76th New York mustered out during this time.  Veterans and Recruits transferred to 147th Regiment New York Infantry, January 28, 1865.35
    • Company “H” January 1, 1865;
    • Company “D” January 28, 1865.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent command.36

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles37:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to January 28, 1865.
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864.
  • Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Hicksford Raid December 7-11.
  • Companies mustered out as follows:
    • Companies “B,” “F” and “K” July 1, 1864;
    • Company “A” October 11;
    • Company “G” October 20;
    • Company “C” November 8;
    • Company “E” November 18;
    • Company “I” December 1, 1864;
    • Company “H” January 1, 1865;
    • Company “D” January 28, 1865.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 147th Regiment New York Infantry, January 28, 1865.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 225
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 76th New York Entry, Page 118; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 225
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 76th New York Entry, Page 118; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 256
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 733
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 733
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 733
    14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 125: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”: At some point after the Battle of Globe Tavern ended on August 21, 1864 the Fourth Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac ceased to exist and its units were parceled out to the rest of the Fifth Corps.  The Official Records, XLII, Part 2, page 800 contains General Orders #35 from September 12, 1864 detailing the changes.  However, the table in OR, Vol. XLII, Part 2, page 614 showing the organization of the Army of the Potomac on August 31, 1864 already has the Fourth Division, Fifth Corps broken up.  More research is needed.
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 615: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 615: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 615: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    19. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1300.
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 140: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 157: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 157: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1118: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    29. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1118: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    31. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    32. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1118: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    33. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    34. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    35. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    36. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    37. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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