The Civil War in the East

111th New York Infantry Regiment


The 111th New York Infantry Regiment lost 10 Officers and 210 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 178 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg (right). It is also mentioned on the We Began Firing at Will and From Skirmish Line to Burial Ground wayside markers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Monument to the 111th New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg



Organized at Auburn, N.Y.

August 20

Mustered in under Colonel Jesse Segoine, Lieutenant Colonel Clinton McDougall, and Major Senaca B. Smith

August 21

Left State for Harper's Ferry. Attached to Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry.

September 12-15

Defense of Harper's Ferry

September 15

Regiment was surrendered with garrison

September 16

Paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md., then to Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill.

November 23

Exchanged; duty at Camp Douglass guarding prisoners


Ordered to Washington, D.C., and duty in the defenses of that city and at Centreville, Va. assigned to Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington



Attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington


Attached to 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps

June 25

Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

June 25-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

Two companies were left on guard at Accotink bridge, the remaining eight, numbering 390 men, joined the Second Corps on the march to Gettysburg.

July 2-4

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Clinton D. MacDougall until he was wounded on July 3. Lieutenant Colonel Isaac M. Usk took command until he, too was wounded, when Caption Aaron P. Seeley took over the regiment.


From the monument: "Arrived early morning July 2nd 1863, position near Ziegler's Grove. Went to relief of 3rd Corps in afternoon; took this position that evening and held it to close of battle.
Number engaged (8 companies) 390 Casualties Killed 58, wounded 177, missing 14, total 249"

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.


Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan

September 13-17

Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan

October 3


October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 14

Auburn and Bristoe

October 15

Blackburn's and Mitchell's Fords

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 26-
December 2

Mine Run Campaign


At and near Stevensburg, Va.


February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan; Morton's Ford


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 42 killed, 119 wounded and 17 missing, over half its strength.

May 8-12


The regiment lost 22 killed, 37 wounded, and 13 missing

May 10

Po River

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient, or "Bloody Angle"

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins. Attached to Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps.

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

July 27-29

Demonstration north of the James

July 27-28

Deep Bottom

August 13-20

Demonstration north of the James

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

August 25

Ream's Station


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps

December 9-10

Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Watkins' House

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

The regiment lost 81 casualties in the last campaign of the war

March 29-30

On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs

March 31

Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road and White Oak Road

April 2

Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 7

High Bridge and Farmville

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.


At Burkesville

May 2-12

Moved to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

June 3

Mustered out under Lieutenant Colonel Lewis W. Husk. Veterans and recruits transferred to 4th New York Heavy Artillery.

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