Counters for Bartlett’s Brigade (2nd Brigade, 1st Division, VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac). Another speculative brigade, since they were north of the Chickahominy at the time of the Battle of Fair Oaks. It’s possible, however, that they could have crossed the river on one of the bridges being built and participated. They moved around a lot between 25 May and 6 June 1862, going from the Hogan House near Gaines’ Mill to Mechanicsville and back again. They might have been in either place on the 31st. No source is definitive.
One thing is fairly certain, though, is that they were equipped with a “Coffee Mill” gun. Pictures (one shown here) confirm it. So, I’ve given them one of the gun’s counters. Additionally, one of my other posts may have noted that “all the PA regiments had them” because that state’s Governor wanted them to be well-equipped.
The 96th wouldn’t see real action until late June at the Battle of Gaines’ Mill. But they performed admirably along with the rest of the brigade. Bartlett would be promoted to General later in the year (October).