The 76th New York State Vols:A Civil War Re-enactment group.
The 76th New York State Volunteers
"Cortland Regiment, Cherry Valley Regiment, Otsego County Regiment, Cromwellian Regiment"
Nickname - Cortland Regiment, Cherry Valley Regiment, Otsego County Regiment, Cromwellian Regiment
Company A - Cortland County
Company B - Cortland County
Company C - Cortland County
Company D - Cortland County
Company E - Cortland County
Company F - Cortland County
Company G - Cortland County
Company H - Cherry Valley
Company I - Cherry Valley
Company K - Cherry Valley
Dates of Service:
Mustered in: 1/16/62 at Albany
Mustered out: July 1, 1864-Jan. 1, 1865
Nelson W. GREEN
William P. WAINWRIGHT
Charles E. LIVINGSTON
Died of disease and other causes
As POW 56
TOTAL CASUALTIES: 1081
From Fox's Regimental Losses:
" The men of this regiment were proud of the suggestive numerals in their regimental title,
and by their gallantry and patriotism proved themselves worthy of the historic figures emblazoned on their colors. The
Seventy-sixth was recruited in Cortland and Otsego counties in 1861, and arrived at Washington, February l, 1862. It was
assigned soon after to Doubleday's Brigade, Hatch's Division. Its first battle was at Manassas, where the regiment under
command of Colonel Wainwright was engaged at Warrenton Springs, Gainesville, and the other engagements incidental to the
main one, sustaining a loss of 11 killed, 88 wounded, and 48 missing; total, 147. The Seventy-sixth met its greatest loss at
Gettysburg. In the first day's battle on that field, it took 27 officers and 348 men into the fight, and in half an hour lost 32 killed,
132 wounded, and 70 missing; total, 234. Major A. J. Grover, who was in command of the regiment at Gettysburg, was among
the killed. In March, 1864, the Seventy-sixth was assigned to Rice's Brigade, Wadsworth's Division, Fifth Corps. In the
Wilderness, the regiment lost two color-bearers killed, and three wounded, its casualties in that battle amounting to 27 killed, 69
wounded, and 186 captured or missing; total, 282. General Rice, the brigade commander, was mortally wounded at
Spotsylvania while leading the Seventy-sixth. A surgeon asked the dying general if he could place him in an easier position. Rice
replied: "Yes, turn me so that I may die with my face to the enemy." The regiment was mustered out in January, 1865, its term
of enlistment having expired. The reenlisted men and recruits were transferred to the One Hundred and Forty-seventh New
From Dyer's Compendium:
"Organized at Cortland and Albany, N.Y., and mustered in January 16, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., January 17,
1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Wadsworth's Command, Military
District of Washington, to May, 1862. Doubleday's Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st
Division, 3rd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the
Potomac, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army
Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army
Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to January, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of Washington D.C., till May, 1862. Duty at and near Fredericksburg, Va., till August.
Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Battles of
Gainesville August 2 Groveton August 29, Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South
Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. At Sharpsburg, Md., till October 29. Advance to Falmouth, Va.,
October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth
and Belle Plains till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2.
Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of
Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the
Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May
5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North
Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor
June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. 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" and Veterans and Recruits transferred to 147th Regiment, New York Infantry, January 28,