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The Seventy-Eighth New York Regiment, The Cameron Highlanders

History of Field and Staff Officers of the 78th NY



  • July 1, 1862 - Stationed at Camp Goodrich, VA.
  • July-Oct. 1862 - Stationed at Bolivar Heights, WV.

    The Regiment has been in the following actions:

  • May 28-30, 1862 - Bolivar Heights, WV.
  • August 9 - Cedar Mountain, VA.
  • August 21-23 - Rappahannock, VA.
  • August 24 - Sulpher Springs, VA.
  • September 14 - South Mountain, MD.
  • September 17 - Antietam.
  • Were through the entire campaign under General Banks.

  • Nov.-Dec. 1862 - Stationed near Fairfax Station, VA.
  • Jan. 1-March 1, 1863 - Stationed at Brooke's Station.

  • Nov. 3-9 '62 - The regt. went on reconnaissance to Shannondale Springs, 10 miles from Harper's Ferry. Stayed there until Nov. 9, in which time captured several prisoners and 2 horses with equipments.
  • Dec. 1 - Made reconnaissance to Winchester, VA, skirmishing with the enemy's cavalry at Charlestown and Berryville.
  • Dec. 3 - Reached Winchester. Entered the town and fortifications and saluted some cavaly with some round shot.
  • Dec. 5 - Countermarched and returned to the Ferry after a march of 62 miles.
  • Dec. 10 - Started for Fredericksburg, but went as far as Dumfries, VA and countermarched to Fairfax Station, 125 miles in all.
  • Jan. 11 '63 - Started after Stewart's(Stuart's?) Cavalry. Skirmished with them near Opequon Creek, VA. No loss our side. Returned to camp next day.
  • Jan 19 - Marched towards Stafford Court-House. Mud knee-deep. Wagons, battery, etc., stuck fast in the mud.
  • Jan. 24 - Moved and arrived at Aquia Landing, VA on teh same day.
  • Feb. 27 - Detailed to work in fortifications at Brooke's Station.

  • April 10, '63 - Stationed near Brooke's Station.
  • March-April - Stationed at Aquia Creek, VA.
  • May-June - Stationed at Littlestown, PA.
  • July-August - Stationed at Ellis' Ford.
  • Sept.-Dec. - Stationed at Wauhatchie, TN.
  • Jan.-April '64 - Stationed at Stevenson, AL.
  • May-June - Stationed near Kenesaw Mountain, GA.


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    Maintained by Shaun Grenan. E-mail: shaung@superpa.net

    Info courtesy of: Supplement-Records of events-volume 45-NY Troops, Infantry.