The Civil War in the East

118th New York Infantry Regiment "Adirondack Regiment"

The 118th New York Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 93 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War..

 

1862

 

Organized at Plattsburg, N.Y.

August 27

Mustered in

September 3

Left State for Washington, D.C.

September

Guard and provost duty at Washington, D.C. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington

1863

February

Assigned to District of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

April 16

Ordered to Suffolk, Va. and attached to Reserve Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia

April 20-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

May 13

Moved to Portsmouth, Va.

May 15-28

Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad

May 23

Antioch Church and Barber's Cross Roads

June 9-16

Reconnaissance to the Chickahominy attached to Wardrop's Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign. Assigned to U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

July 1-7

Expedition from White House to South Anna Bridge

July 4

Action at South Anna Bridge

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 5 enlisted men wounded, and 2 men missing.

July 25

Expedition to Gloucester Court House

August

Duty at Yorktown and vicinity

October

At Portsmouth and vicinity attached to Heckman's Command, Newport News. Va.

1864

January

Attached to 1st Brigade, U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

February

Assigned to Yorktown, Pa., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina

February 6-8

Wistar's Expedition against Richmond

February 29-
March 1

Ballahoe or Bear Quarter Road and Deep Creek

March 4-5

Demonstration against Portsmouth

March 17

Moved to Yorktown

April 13-15

Expedition to Isle of Wight County attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James

April 14

Smithfield, Cherry Grove

May 4-28

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

May 5

Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point

May 7

Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station

May 9-10

Swift Creek or Arrow field Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drury's Bluff

The regiment lost 3 officers and 52 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 94 enlisted men wounded, and 4 officers and 42 enlisted men missing

May 16-28

Bermuda Hundred

May 27-31

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 1 officer and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 17 enlisted men wounded

June 15-18

Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 13 enlisted men wounded

June 16-April 2

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front. The regiment lost 8 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 35 wounded dring the siege

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 53 enlisted men wounded

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 9 enlisted men wounded and 5 officers and 89 enlisted men captured

November-March

Duty in the trenches before Richmond

December

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps

1865

April 2-3

Fall of Petersburg and Richmond

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

April-May

Provost duty at Richmond and Manchester

June 13

Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 96th New York Infantry.




 
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