#11- Hannibal Howell’s Military Service 

#11- Hannibal Howell’s Military Service 

The New York 76th Volunteer Regiment Through Gettysburg

The 76th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 12 officers and 161 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 156 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. The final unit to serve mustered out in January 1885.

  Organized at Cortland and Albany, N.Y.
January 16 Mustered in under Colonel Nelson W. Green, Lieutenant Colonel John D. Shaul and Major Charles E. Livingston
January 17 Left State for Washington, D.C.
January Duty in the Defenses of Washington D.C. attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Assigned to Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington. During this time Colonel Green was ordered before an examining court at the behest of the officers of the regiment, and he was ordered to be mustered out of service. Lieutenant Colonel Shaul took command of the regiment.
May Duty at and near Fredericksburg, Va. assigned to Doubleday’s Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock
June Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia. Lieutenant Colonel Shaul was ordered to Washington for sick leave, and Colonel William P. Wainwright was appointed to command the regiment.

August 16-

September 2

Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia

The regiment lost 1 officer and 36 men killed or mortally wounded, 9 officers and 66 men wounded, and 35 men missing.

August 20-23 Fords of the Rappahannock

August 28

Battle of Brawner’s Farm

Captain Andrew J. Grover was twice wounded and received an honorable discharge for disability, but recovered enough to return and command the regiment at Gettysburg. Major Livingstone was captured rallying the regiment around colors he planted in front of the Confederate lines.

The regiment is referenced on a trailside marker along the Brawner’s Farm loop trail on the Bull Run battlefield.

August 29-30

Second Battle of Bull Run, or Second Battle of Manassas

September 6-22 Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 14

Battle of South Mountain

The regiment lost 4 men killed or mortally wounded, and Colonel Wainwright and 15 men wounded out of only 40 men. Sergeant Stamp was killed while bearing the national colors. After Colonel Wainwright was wounded, First Lieutenant Crandall took command of the remnants of the regiment.

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

The regiment lost 3 officers and 1 enlisted man wounded.

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield:

Hofmann’s Brigade was held in support of the Corps Artillery.
About noon it was moved to the left in support of the Artillery of the First and Second Corps.
In the afternoon it was returned to the right where it remained until the close of the battle.

September-October At Sharpsburg
October 29-November 19 Advance to Falmouth
November 11 Lieutenant Colonel Shaul was honorably discharged on account of physical disability,
November 20 Major Livingston, who had been exchanged for a Confederate naval captain, was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Wainwright, who had recovered from his wound at South Mountain. It lost 1 officer and 2 enlisted man killed, and 1 officer and 12 men wounded.

January 20-24 “Mud March”
February-April At Falmouth and Belle Plains
April Andrew Jackson Grover re-enrolled and mustered as major after recuperating from his wound at Gainsville.
April 27-May 6. Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2

Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek

The regiment lost 1 officer wounded

May 2-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Wainwright, and lost 2 men wounded.

May Three years men from the 24th and 30th New York Infantry transferred in
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
June 25 Colonel Wainwright was appointed Provost Marshal of the District of Columbia; Lieutenant Colonel Livingston took command of the regiment.
July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Major Andrew Glover, who was killed on the 1st in fighting near the Railroad Cut west of Gettysburg. Captain John E. Cook then took over command. The regiment brought 375 men to the field and lost Major Grover, Captain Robert B. Everett and 30 men killed, 3 officers and 13 me mortally wounded, 13 officers and 103 men wounded, and 70 men missing.


Source: https://civilwarintheeast.com/

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