The Civil War in the East

115th New York Infantry Regiment "Iron Hearted Regiment"

The 115th New York Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 128 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

1862

 

Organized at Fonda

August 26

Mustered in under Colonel Simeon Sammons, Lieutenant Colonel George S. Batchelder and Major Patrick H. Cowen

August 30

Left State for Middle Department

September

Attached to Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

September 12-15

Defense of Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

September 12-13

Maryland Heights

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 1 officer and nine enlisted men wounded.

September 15

The regiment surrendered 28 officers and 950 enlisted men.

September 16

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

November 13

Lt. Colonel Batchelder is discharged

November 22

Moved to Washington, D.C., and attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

December 28

Moved to Yorktown, Va. Duty there and at Gloucester Point, Va. attached to Busteed's Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia

1863

January 7-9

Expedition to West Point and White House (Detachment)

January

Ordered to Hilton Head, S.C. attached to District of Hilton Head, S. C, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South

June

At Beaufort, S.C. Attached to District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps

June 27

Major Cowen discharged

November 14

Captain Ezra E. Walrath of Company I promoted to major

December

At Hilton Head, S.C. Attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Army Corps

1864

January

Attached to Barton's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S.C.

February 5-7

Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla. Attached to Barton's Brigade, District of Florida

February 7

Occupation of Jacksonville

February 7-28

Expedition into Central Florida. Attache to Barton's Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida

February 9

Camp Finnegan

February 12

Sanderson

February 20

Battle of Olustee

The regiment lost 3 officers and 59 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Sammons, 2 other officers and 185 men wounded, and 1 officer and 45 men missing. The entire color guard was killed or wounded.

March 10

Occupation of Palatka

April 15

Captain Nathan J. Johnson of te 93rd New York transferred in and promoted to lieutenant colonel

April 22-28

Moved to Gloucester Point, Va.

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

May 6-7

Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drury's Bluff and attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

May 16-28

Bermuda Hundred

May 28-June 1

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps

June 15-18

Before Petersburg

June 16

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

June-August

Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

The regiment lost 4 enlsted men killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Sammonds, 2 other officers and 13 enlisted men wounded, and 5 enlisted men missing.

August 13-20

Demonstration on north side of the James

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 2 officers and 14 enisted men killed ot mortally wounded, Lt. Colonel Johnson and Major Walrath, 1 other officer and 32 enlisted men wounded, and 22 enlisted men missing.

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

October 1

Lt. Colonel Johnson is again wounded at Chaffin's Farm

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks

November

Duty in trenches before Richmond

November 19

Colonel Sammonds is discharged for disability due to his wounds.

December 7-27

Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps

1865

January 3-15

2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. attached to 3rd Brigade. 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

The regiment lost 1 officer and 11 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 53 men wounded, and 2 men missing. Lt. Colonel Johnson is wounded for the third time.

February 11-12

Cape Fear entrenchments

February 11

Sugar Loaf Battery

February 18-19

Fort Anderson

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio

March 6-21

Advance on Goldsboro

April 9-13

Advance on Raleigh

April 29

Lt. Colonel Johnston is promoted to colonel

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 20

Major Walrath is promoted to lieutenant colonel

April 26

Bennett's House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.

May

Duty at Raleigh

June 17

Mustered out under Colonel Johnston.Veterans and Recruits transferred to 47th New York Infantry.




 
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