77th Volunteer Infantry Regiment Statue at Congress Park

Last week, the restored Congress Park, Saratoga Springs 77th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment statue that was vandalized and nearly destroyed, was re-installed to its rightful place in our Congress Park. Shown below is the restored statue. and a brief history of the 77th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The 77th New York Infantry was organized at Saratoga Springs,  November 22, 1861 and mustered on November 23, 1861, for three years' service under the command of Col. James B. McKean.

The regiment was attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, IV Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to June 1865.

The 77th New York Infantry mustered out June 27, 1865.

The regiment lost a total of 273 men during service; 9 officers and 87 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 175 enlisted men died of disease.

 

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