The Civil War in the East

147th New York Infantry Regiment

The 147th New York Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 154 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 175 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg (right).

Monument to the 147th New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg



Organized at Oswego, N.Y.

September 22

Mustered in

September 25

Left State for Washington, D. C.,


Duty in the Defenses of Washington north of the Potomac


Duty at Belle Plains, Va. assigned to Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac



Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2

Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek

April 29-30

Fitzhugh's Crossing

May 2-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee


Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign


Duty near Culpeper, Va.


February 6-7.

Demonstration on the Rapidan


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battles of the Wilderness

May 8

Laurel Hill

May 8-12


May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23

Jericho Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 16-18

Assault on Petersburg

June 19

Siege of Petersburg begins

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)


Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps,

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad


Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

September 29-October 2

Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

December 7-12

Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29

Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run

March 31

White Oak Road

April 1

Five Forks

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12

March to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

June 7

Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 91st New York Infantry

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