The Civil War in the East

102nd New York Infantry Regiment "Van Buren Light Infantry"

The 102nd New York Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 66 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 82 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg shared with the 78th New York Infantry.

Monument to the 78th and 102nd New York INfantry Regiments on the battlefield of Gettysburg

1862

 

Organized at New York City.

March 10

Eight companies left the state for Washington, D. C. under Colonel Thomas Van Buren, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Hayward and Major James C. Lane

March-April

Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. Attached to Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington

April 7

Companies I and K joined the regiment

May, 1862

Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. and attached to Cooper's 1st Brigade, Sigel's Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah

May 28-30

Defense of Harper's Ferry against Jackson's attack

June - July

Operations in the Shenandoah Valley assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia

August

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia

August 9

Battle of Cedar Mountain

The regiment was commanded by Major Lane and lost Captains Julius Spring and Arthur Cavanaugh and 21 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Colonel Avery and 6 other officers and 70 enlisted men wounded, and 1 officer and 14 men missing.

August 16-
September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia. Guard trains during the campaign.

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Lane and lost Captain Cornell and 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 24 men wounded, and 5 men missing.

September - November

Duty at Bolivar Heights

October

Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army Potomac

November 9

Reconnaissance to Rippon, W. Va.,

December 2-6

Expedition to Winchester

December 9-16

March to Fredericksburg, Va.

December

At Fairfax Station

1863

January 20-24

"Mud March"

Frbeuary

At Fairfax Station

March 10-April 4

Regiment detached in New York on special duty

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 1 officer and 13 men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 34 men wounded, and 1 officer and 38 men missing.

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Lane until he was wounded on July 2, when Captain Lewis R. Stegman took command. It lost Captain John Meade, Adjutant J.V. Upham and 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Lane and 15 men wounded, and 8 men missing out of 248 men engaged.

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va

August-September

Duty on line of the Rappahannock

September 24-
October 3

Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. and transfer to the Army of the Cumberland

October 26-29

Reopening Tennessee River

November

Guarding railroad

November 23-27

Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign

November 23-24

Battle of Lookout Mountain

The regiment lost Major Gilbert M. Elliott killed and 1 other officer and 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Colonel E. Avery and 9 men wounded

November 25

Mission Ridge

November 27

Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge

December

Duty in Lookout Valley

December 31

The regiment reenlisted and received Veteran furlough of 30 days

1864

March 3

Returned to the front at Stevenson, Alabama

April

Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland

May 1-September 8

Atlanta Campaign

May 8-11

Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge

May 14-15

Battle of Resaca

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Lane and lost 4 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 10 men wounded.

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 4 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 15 men wounded, and 3 men missing.

June 10-July 2

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

The regiment lost 1 oficer and 12 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 12

78th New York Infantry consolidated into the regiment

July 19-20

Peach Tree Creek

The regiment lost 9 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 23 men wounded, and 1 officer and 19 men missing.

July 22 - August 25

Siege of Atlanta

August 26-
September 2

Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge

September 2-
November 15

Occupation of Atlanta

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 man mortally wounded, 1 officer and 13 men wounded and 1 man missing

November 28

Near Davidsboro

December 10-21

Siege of Savannah

1865

January - Apri

Campaign of the Carolinas

The regiment lost 1 man killed, 2 men wounded, and 1 officer and 14 men missing

March 19-21

Battle of Bentonville, N. C.

March 24

Occupation of Goldsboro

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 20

March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.

May 24

Grand Review

June

Duty at Washington, D.C. assigned to 1st Brigade, Bartlett's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

July 21

Mustered out under Colonel Harvey S. Chatfield, Lieutenant Colonel Oscar J. Spalding and Major Robert H. Wilbur at Alexandria, Virginia




 
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