The Civil War in the East

107th New York Infantry Regiment "Campbell Guards"


The 107th New York Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 87 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 131 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 107th New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg



Organized at Elmira, N.Y.

August 13

Mustered in for three years service under Colonel Robert B. Van Valkenburgh, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Diven and Major Gabriel L. Smith.

August 13

Left State for Washington, D.C. and attached to Whipple's Command, Defenses of Washington, D.C.

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam, Md.

The regiment lost 12 men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 44 men wounded, and 5 missing.

September 22-
October 29

Duty at Maryland Heights

Colonel Van Valkenburgh resigned to take his seat in the U. S. Congress. Lieutenant Colonel Diven was promoted to colonel and given command of the regiment after a ninety day leave of absence so that he, too, could take his seat in Congress.


Picket duty at Blackford's Ford and Sharpsburg

December 12-16

March to Fredericksburg, Va.


January 20-24

"Mud March"


At Stafford Court House

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Diven. It lost Captain Nathaniel Rutter and 11 men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 44 men wounded, and 23 men missing.

May 11

Colonel Diven was honorably discharged to serve his term in Congress. Lieutenant Colonel Nirom Crane of the 23rd New York, whose term had expired, was appointed colonel and given command of the regiment.

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Nirom M. Crane. It brought 319 men to the field, losing 2 wounded, 1 mortally.


From the monument: "Occupied this position on the morning of July 2d. Withdrawn at 4 p.m. and sent to near Little Round Top. Returning during the night found these works in possession of the enemy. During the morning of July 3 was in position near Baltimore Pike. Occupied these works at 2 p.m."

July 5-26

Pursuit of Lee to Warrenton Junction


Duty on line of the Rappahannock

September 24-
October 3

Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. Transferred to Army of the Cumberland


Guarding Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland

December 9

Companies B, C, I and K of the 145th New York Infantry transferred to the regiment


May 1-September 8

Atlanta Campaign

May 8-11

Operations about Rocky Faced Ridge, Tunnel Hill and Buzzard's Roost Gap

May 14-15

Battle of Resaca

The regiment lost 1 man killed and 1 officer and 5 men wounded.

May 19

Near Cassville

May 25-June 5

Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills

May 25

New Hope Church

The regiment attacked Confederate breastworks, fighting until its ammunition was exhausted and the cartridge boxes of the dead and wounded had been gleaned. It lost Captain John F. Knox, Second Lieutenant John Hill and 41 men killed and mortally wounded; and Captain J. M. Losie and Lieuteanants John Orr, George Humphery, George Swain, and 118 men wounded out of 400 men engaged.

June 10-July 2

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

June 11-14

Pine Hill

June 15-17

Lost Mountain

June 15

Gilgal or Golgotha Church

June 17

Muddy Creek

June 19

Noyes Creek

June 22

Kolb's Farm

June 27

Assault on Kenesaw

July 4

Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground

July 5-17

Chattahoochie River

July 19-20

Peach Tree Creek

The regiment lost Major Lathrod Baldwin and 6 men killed or mortally wounded and 12 men wounded.

July 22-August 25

Siege of Atlanta

The regment lost 4 men killed or mortally wounded and 5 men wounded.

August 26-
September 2

Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge

September 2-November 15

Occupation of Atlanta

October 26-29

Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum's Cross Roads

November 9

Near Atlanta

November 15-December 10

March to the sea

The regiment lost 6 men wounded and 1 officer and 52 men missing.

December 9

Montieth Swamp

December 10-21

Siege of Savannah


January to April

Campaign of the Carolinas

January 29

Robertsville, S.C.

March 16

Averysboro, N. C.

The regiment lost 4 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 23 men wounded, and 1 officer and 17 men missing.

March 19-21

Battle of Bentonville

March 24

Occupation of Goldsboro

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 10

Moccasin Swamp

April 26

Bennett's House, surrender of Johnston and his army.

April 29-May 19

March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.

May 24

Grand Review

June 5

Mustered out under Colonel Nirom Crane. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 60th New York Infantry.

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