The Civil War in the East

117th New York Infantry Regiment

The 117th New York Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 123 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 135 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War..




Organized at Oneida

August 8

Mustered in

August 22

Left State for Washington, D.C.


Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and at Tennallytown Attached to Defenses of Washington north of the Potomac


Attached to 2nd and 3rd Brigade, Haskins' Division, north of the Potomac


April 16

Ordered to Suffolk, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia

April 20-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

May 3

Providence Church Road, Nansemond River

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign

July 1-7

Expedition from White House to South Anna River

July 12

Ordered to Folly Island, S.C. attached to Alvord's Brigade, Vodge's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South

August 17-
September 7

Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and against Charleston and Fort Sumter

August 17-23

Bombardment of Fort Sumter and Charleston

September - April

Operations against Charleston, S.C., and duty on Folly Island, S.C.



Attached to 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, Northern District, Dept. of the South


Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps

May 5

Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred

May 9-10

Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drury's Bluff

May 16-28

Bermuda Hundred

May 28-31

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor


Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps

June 15-18

Before Petersburg

June 16

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond. Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front.

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks


Duty in trenches before Richmond

December 7-27

Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps


January 3-15

2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

February 11-13

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 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, Dept. of North Carolina

March 6-21

Advance on Goldsboro

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

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


Duty in North Carolina

June 8

Mustered out at Raleigh. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 48th New York Infantry

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