The Civil War in the East

The 122nd New York Infantry Regiment


The 122nd New York lost 6 officers and 85 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 85 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 122nd New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg


July - August

Recruited in Onondaga County and organized at Syracuse, N. Y.

August 28

Mustered in at Syracuse under Colonel Silas Titus, Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Dwight and Major Joshua B. Davis

August 31

Left State for Washington, D.C.

September 4

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam


Duty in Maryland

October 20-
November 18

Moved to Stafford Court House, Va. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps

December 5

To Belle Plains

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 5 men wounded


At Falmouth, Va.


January 20-24

"Mud March"


At Falmouth, Va.

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2

Operations at Franklin's Crossing

May 3

Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg

May 3-4

Salem Heights

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 1 officer and 5 enlisted men wounded

May 4

Banks' Ford

June 10

Deep Run Crossing

First Lieutenant Martin L. Wilson was wounded

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 2-4

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Silas Titus and brought 456 men to the field. Of the wounded mentioned on the monument, 5 enlisted men died of their wounds, while Major Davis, Lieutenant William La Rue and 25 enlisted men were wounded, and 2 men missing or captured.


From the monument: "Assisted in repulsing the attack on the morning of July 3, 1863. Loss, killed 10, wounded 34."

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.


Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 7

Rappahannock Station

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wunded, and Adjutant Morris H. Church and 7 enlisted men wounded

November 26-
December 2

Mine Run Campaign


Duty at and near Brandy Station



On detached duty at Johnson's Island, Ohio

March 1

Captain Jabez Brower of Company A promoted to major


Attached to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

First Lieutenant Martin Wilson and 21 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 58 enlisted men wounded, and 3 officers and 31 enlisted men missing or captured

May 8-12

Battle of Spottsylvania

The regiment lost 20 enlisted men wounded and 1 officer and 3 enlisted men captured or missing

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle"

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

Lieutenant Frank M. Wooster and 15 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Herbert S. Wells and 50 enlisted men wounded

June 17-18

Before Petersburg

June 21-23

Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

Lieutenant W. H. Hoyt was killed and 2 enlisted men wounded

June 24-July 9

Siege of Petersburg

July 9-11

Moved to Washington, D. C,

July 11-12

Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defenses of Washington

The regiment lost 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, and 20 enlisted men wounded

July 14-23

Expedition to Snicker's Gap, Va. attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps

August 7-
November 28

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign

August 21

Charlestown, W. Va.

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 4 wounded

September 13

Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek

September 19

Battle of Winchester

Lieutenant John V. Sims and 9 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Captain Morton L. Marks, Lieutenant Dudley G. Shirley, 2 other officers and 20 enlisted men wounded

September 22

Fisher's Hill

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 9 wounded

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

Major Brower and 4 enlisted men were killed and Lieutenant Colonel Dwight, another officer and 25 enlisted men wounded


Duty in the Shenandoah Valley

December 9-12

Moved to Petersburg, Va.

December 12

Siege of Petersburg

December 17

Captain Alonzo H. Clapp promoted to major with rank to October 24, 1864


January 15

Major Davis discharged for disability due to his Gettysburg wound

January 23

Colonel Titus discharged for disability

February 28

Lieutenant Colonel Dwight promoted to colonel but not mustered, Captain Horace H. Walpole promoted to lieutenant colonel with rank from January 27

March 25

Fort Fisher, Petersburg

Colonel Dwight and 3 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and 12 enlisted men wounded

March 26

Captain Horace H. Walpole mustered as lieutenant colonel

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Assault on and fall of Petersburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men wounded

April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.


At Farmville and Burkesville

April 22

Lieutenant Colonel Walpole promoted to colonel and Captain James M. Gere of Company H promoted to lieutenant colonel but neither are mustered

April 23-27

March to Danville, Va.

May 24-June 3

March to Richmond, then to Washington, D.C.

June 8

Corps Review

June 23

Major Clapp died in the Second Division, Sixth Corps Hospital. Captain Morton of Company B was promoted to major but was not mustered

June 28

Mustered out under Colonel Walpole, Lieutenant Colonel Gere and Major Morton

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