The Civil War in the East

154th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

 

The 154th New York Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 81 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 193 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument on the Chancellorsville battlefield and by a monument on Coster Avenue in Gettysburg (at right) .

 

Sergeant Stephen Welch was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Dug Gap, Georgia on May 8, 1864.

Monument to the 154th New York Infantry Regiment in Gettysburg

1862

September 24

Organized at Jamestown, N.Y., and mustered in under Colonel Patrick Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Loomis and Major Samuel Love.

September 30

Left State for Washington, D.C.

October 2

Duty at Fairfax, Va., attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

November 1-20

Movement to Warrenton, thence to Germantown

November 23

Major Love discharged

December 10-15

March to Fredericksburg, Va.

December 29

Captain Jacob Ten Eyck of the 3rd New York Infantry Regiment mustered in as major

1863

January-April

At Falmouth, Va.

January 11

Major Ten Eyck discharged

January 19

Captain Daniel B. Allen of Company B promoted to major

January 20-24

"Mud March"

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

Adjutant Samuel Noyes and 41 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captain John Griswold, Lieutenant Winfield Cameron, 1 other officer and 68 enlisted men were wounded, and Captain Commodore Vedder, Lieutenants Salmon Beardsley, Winfield Cameron and William Chapman and 111 enlisted men were captured

May 30

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Loomis discharged

June 2

Lieutenant John Badgers died of disease at Stafford Court House, Virginia

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

June 30

Major Daniel Allen promoted to lieutenant colonel with rank from May 30, Captain Lewis D. Warner of Company C to major

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel B. Allen and brought 274 men to the field. One enlisted man was killed, Captain Matthew Cheeney, Lieutenant Dana P. Horton and 20 enlisted men wounded, Captains Benjamin Casler, Joseph B. Fay, Simeon Poole and Edward Porter, Lieutenants John Henry, Isaac Jenkins, Alexander McDade, Corvelle Stevens and George Winters and 169 enlisted men captured or missing, a total of 200. 142 men died while prisoners.

 

From the monument: "July 1, 1863. July 2nd and 3rd, occupied position on East Cemetery Hill."

 

A monument to Amos Humiston, an enlisted man from the 154th who was mortally wounded on July 1, is a short distance south of the regimental monument, on Stratton Street. His unidentified body was found with a photograph of his young children clutched in his hands, launching a nationwide search to find them.

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee

July 21

Captain Isaac Jenkins died of disease while in captivity in Richmond

August-September

At Bristoe Station

September 24-
October 3

Movement to Bridgeport, Alabama. transferred to Army of the Cumberland

October 25-28

March along line of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to Lookout Valley, Tenn.

October 26-29

Reopening Tennessee River

October 28-29

Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn. ONe enlisted man was wounded.

November 23-27

Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign

November 23

Orchard Knob

November 24-25

Tunnel Hill. Six enlisted men were wounded.

November 25

Mission Ridge

November 28-
December 17

March to relief of Knoxville

1864

January-May

Duty in Lookout Valley

April

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland

May 1-September 8

Atlanta Campaign

May 8-11

Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge

The regiment lost 13 enlisted men killed or wounded and 2 officers and 35 enlisted men wounded

May 8

Dug Gap or Mill Creek

Sergeant Stephen Welch earned the Medal of Honor for risking his life to rescue a wounded comrade under enemy fire.

May 14-15

Battle of Resaca

The regiment lost 4 enlisted men wounded, 1 mortally

May 19

Near Cassville

May 22-25

Advance on Dallas

May 25

New Hope Church

May 26-June 5

Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 2 officers and 9 enlisted men wounded

June 10-July 2

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

Captain Allanson Crosby and 10 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Clinton Barnhart and 24 enlisted men wounded

June 11-14

Pine Hill

June 15-17

Lost Mountain

June 15

Gilgal or Golgotha Church

June 17

Muddy Creek

June 19

Noyes Creek

June 22

Kolb's Farm

June 27

Assault on Kenesaw

July 4

Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground

July 5-17

Chattahoochie River

July 19-20

Peach Tree Creek

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

July 22-August 25

Siege of Atlanta

August 26-
September 2

Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge

September 2-November 15

Occupation of Atlanta

September 30

Lieutenant Colonel Allen discharged for disability

October 26-29

Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum's Cross Roads

November 9

Near Atlanta

November 15-December 10

March to the sea

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 3 wounded and 3 missing

December 10-21

Siege of Savannah

Captain James Gallagher was wounded

1865

January to April

Campaign of the Carolinas

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men missing

Janury 4

Major Lewis Warner promoted to lieutenant colonel with rank from September 30, 1864

February 1

Captain Harrison Cheeney of Company D promoted to major

March 16

Averysboro, N. C.

March 19-21

Battle of Bentonville

March 24

Occupation of Goldsboro. Colonel Patrick Jones discharged for promotion to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Warner promoted to colonel, Major Cheeney promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Alfred Benson of Company D to major.

March 27

Snow Hill

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 4 wounded

April 9-13

Advance on Raleigh

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

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

April 29-May 19

March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond

May 24

Grand Review

June 11, 1865

Mustered out under Colonel Warner, Lieutenant Colonel Cheeney and Major Benson. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 102nd New York Infantry.




 
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