The Civil War in the East

104th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
"Wadsworth Guards" "Livingston County Regiment"

The 104th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment served from October 1861 until July of 1865. It lost 5 officers and 81 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 145 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

The regiment is honored by both a monument at Antietam (near right) and a monument at Gettysburg (far right).

104th New York Infantry monument at Antietam104th New York Infantry monument at Gettysburg

1861

October

Organized at Genesee, N.Y. under Colonel John Rohrbach, Lieutenant Colonel R. Wells Kenyon and Major Lewis C. Skinner

1862

March 22

Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington

May 28-June 1

Expedition to Front Royal, Va., to intercept Jackson attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock

June 2-10

Picket duty on the Shenandoah and at Front Royal

June 10

Duty at Catlett's Station, Warrenton and Waterloo, Va. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia

August 9

Battle of Cedar Creek

August 16-September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

 

August 21-23

Fords of the Rappahannock

August 28

Thoroughfare Gap

August 29

Battle of Groveton

August 30

Second Battle of Bull Run

Lieutenant John P. Rudd and 13 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant John McCaffrey and 34 enlisted men were wounded, and 1 officer and 38 enlisted men were missing or captured

September 1

Battle of Chantilly

September 11

Lieutenant Colonel Wells discharged for disability. Captain Gilbert Prey of Company F promoted to major

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 14

Battle of South Mountain

The regiment fought at Turner's Gap under the command of Major Skinner, losing 1 enlisted man wounded.

September 16-17

Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Major Lewis Skinner. Captain John Kelly and 17 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captains Henry Tuthill and William Wilson, Lieutenants Leman Dow and William Trembly and 47 enlisted men were wounded and 14 were missing in severe fighting in the Cornfield.

September-October

Duty near Sharpsburg

October 21

Colonel Rorback and Major Skinner were discharged for disability. Major Prey was promoted to Colonel, and Lieutenant John Strang to major.

October 30-November 19

Movement to Falmouth, Va

December 3

Captain Henry G. Tuthill of Company A was promoted to lieutenant colonel with rank from October 21.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

Lieutenant Andew Andrews and 7 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 7 officers and 35 enlisted men were wounded, and 2 men were missing.

December-April

At Falmouth and Belle Plains

1863

January 20-24

"Mud March"

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2

Operations at Fitzhugh's Crossing

May 2-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded.

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Gilbert G. Prey. In heavy fighting northwest of Gettysburg on the first day of the battle Lieutenant Thomas Johnston and 28 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Colonel Tuthill, Captain Charles Fisher, Lieutenants James Dow and Jasper Griggs and 69 enlisted men were wounded and Captains Austin Richardson and George Starr, Lieutenants James Cain, John Daley, Adam Dixon, Albert Lamson, Marshall Rogers, Walter Stevens, George Snyder and Edwin Tuthill and 77 enlisted men were captured out of 309 men engaged.

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee

August-October

Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 7

Lieutenant Colonel Tuthill discharged for disability due to his Gettysburg wound

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

December 16

Major Strang promoted to lieutenant colonel and Lieutenant Henry Colt promoted to major

1864

February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan

March

Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

April 10

Lieutenant Walter Stephens, captured at Gettysburg, died of disease in a Confederate prison at Richmond.

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 12 enlisted men wounded, 1 mortally

May 8

Laurel Hill

May 8-12

Spottsylvania

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Captain James Gault and 35 enlisted men wounded and 4 men missing

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient

May 23-26

North Anna River

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed.

May 23

Jericho Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31

Totopotomoy

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed. and 1 wounded

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded.

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 13

White Oak Swamp

June

Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

June 16-18

Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 16 wounded

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 23 wounded and 1 missing during the siege

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)

August

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded, 7 wounded, and Colonel Prey, Lieutenant Colonel Strang, Captains John Daley, James Gault, Jasper Griggs, Austin Richardson Henry Wiley and William Wilson, Lieutenants Francis Bates, Joseph Cary, John Jarvis, Marshall Rogers and Cornelius Timpson and 126 enlisted men captured.

September

Attached to Provost Guard, 5th Army Corps

September 15

Reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie Court House

December 7-12

Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad

December

Lieutenant Colonel Strang was paroled. Lieutenant James Cain, captured at Gettysburg, escaped from Confederate prison and returned to the regiment.

1865

January 10

Major Colt discharged, Captain Henry Wiley prmoted to lieutenant colonel

February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men missing

February

Colonel Prey paroled

March 3

Colonel Prey discharged

March 9

Major Wiley discharged

March 17

Lieutenant Colonel Strang promoted to colonel and Captain William Wilson of Company K to major

MArch 24

Major Wilson discharged

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29

Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run

March 31

White Oak Road

April 1

Five Forks

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12

Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

May 23

Grand Review

June

Duty at Washington

July 17

The regiment mustered out under Colonel John R. Strang




 
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