During the War

69th New York State Volunteer Infantry,

1861-1865

Information based on Frederick Phisterer's "New York in the War of the Rebellion"

Official Nickname 

  • First Regiment Irish Brigade, unofficially, they were known simply as; "The Fighting Irish!"

 

Company Recruitment Area:

  •       Company A - NYC

             Company B - NYC

             Company C - NYC

             Company D - Chicago

             Company E - NYC

             Company F - NYC and Brooklyn

             Company G - NYC

             Company H - NYC

             Company I  - NYC

             Company K - NYC and Buffalo, (the Irish Zouaves)

 

Dates of Service:

  •     Mustered in: September 7th-November 17th, 1861 at NYC

  •     Mustered out: June 30th, 1965 near Alexandria, Va.

 

Colonels:

  •     Col. Robert Nugent

 

Casualty Totals:

Battle-related

  •     KILLED

               Officers- - - - - - - - - - - -8

                Enlisted- - - - - - - - - - - 154

 

  •     WOUNDED DIED

                Officers- - - - - - - - - - - 5

                 Enlisted- - - - - - - - - - -94  

 

  •    WOUNDED RECOVERED

                Officers- - - - - - - - - - -41

                Enlisted- - - - - - - - - - -572

 

  •     MISSING IN ACTION

                Officers- - - - - - - - - - - 4

                Enlisted- - - - - - - - - - - 299

                            

                            Total-------------1177   

 

Died of disease and other causes

                Officers- - - - - - - - - - - 1

                Enlisted- - - - - - - - - - - 86

 

Died as enemy P.O.W.s

                 Officer- - - - - - - - - - - -1

                  Enlisted- - -  - - - - - - - 86

                    

                              Total------------151

 

                    TOTAL CASUALTIES:-----------1328  

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