Saturday, March 1, 2014

99th New York Infantry: the "Union Coast Guard"-- Part 4: 1862

These are events in 1862. //// JANUARY: Designated as 99th New York Infantry regiment. //// JAN. 7-FEB. 8TH: Co. B detached to steamers Southfield and Hunchback and accompanied Burnside's Roanoke Island Expedition. ///// FEB. 8TH: Battle of Roanoke Island. Company B detached. Three men killed or mortally wounded, seven men wounded. ///// MARCH 7TH: Co. K organized. Co. D serving on the USS Congress. ////MARCH 8-9: Battle of Hampton Roads between the CSS Virginia, USS Monitor and U.S. fleet. Destruction of the USS Congress and Cumberland. The 99th lost ten killed or mortally wounded, fifteen wounded and seven missing from Co. D serving on the USS Congress. //// More to Come From 1862. //// --Old Secesh

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