The Civil War in the East

148th New York Infantry Regiment

The 148th New York Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 112 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 149 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 14

Organized at Geneva, N.Y., and mustered in under Colonel William Johnson

September 22

Left State for Suffolk, Va. Attached to Viele's Command, Norfolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia for garrison and guard duty at Norfolk, Va.



Department changed to Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina


At Yorktown, Va. attached to Wistar's Brigade, United States forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.


Colonel Johnson resigned. G. Murray Guion was promoted to colonel, J.B. Murray was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and Adjutant H.T. Noyes promoted to major.


February 6-8

Wistar's Expedition against Richmond


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James

May 4-28

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

The regiment lost 12 men killed, 8 men mortally wounded, 4 officers and 52 men wounded and 2 men missing during the campaign

May 5

Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred, Va.

May 9-10

Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drury's Bluff

May 16-27

Bermuda Hundred

May 28-31

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 22 men killed, 2 officers and 12 men mortally wounded, a officer and 85 men wounded and 2 men missing.

June 15-18

Before Petersburg

The regiment lost 16 killed or mortally wounded, 74 wounded and 26 missing


Duty In the trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front

The regiment lost 124 casualties in daily firing


Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps

September 27

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 6 men killed or mortally wounded and 18 men wounded. Corporal E. Van Winkle and privates Henry S. Wells and George A. Buchanan earned the Medal of Honor for their actions at Fort Harrison

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 1 officer and 4 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 12 men wounded and 1 officer and 65 men captured or missing.


Duty in trenches before Richmond


Attached to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps


March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29-30

On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 6

Rice's Station

April 9

Appomattox Court House, surrender of Lee and his army.


Duty in the Department of Virginia


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps

June 22

Mustered out under Colonel John B. Murray. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 100th New York Infantry.

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