“Adirondack Regiment”

The 118th New York Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 93 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
Organized at Plattsburg, N.Y.
August 27 Mustered in
September 3 Left State for Washington, D.C.
September Guard and provost duty at Washington, D.C. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, Defenses of Washington
1863
February Assigned to District of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
April 16 Ordered to Suffolk, Va. and attached to Reserve Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
April 20-May 4 Siege of Suffolk
May 13 Moved to Portsmouth, Va.
May 15-28 Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad
May 23 Antioch Church and Barber’s Cross Roads
June 9-16 Reconnaissance to the Chickahominy attached to Wardrop’s Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign. Assigned to U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to South Anna Bridge
July 4
Action at South Anna Bridge

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 5 enlisted men wounded, and 2 men missing.

July 25 Expedition to Gloucester Court House
August Duty at Yorktown and vicinity
October At Portsmouth and vicinity attached to Heckman’s Command, Newport News. Va.
1864
January Attached to 1st Brigade, U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
February Assigned to Yorktown, Pa., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
February 6-8 Wistar’s Expedition against Richmond
February 29-
March 1
Ballahoe or Bear Quarter Road and Deep Creek
March 4-5 Demonstration against Portsmouth
March 17 Moved to Yorktown
April 13-15 Expedition to Isle of Wight County attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James
April 14 Smithfield, Cherry Grove
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond
May 5 Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point
May 7 Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrow field Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16
Battle of Drury’s Bluff

The regiment lost 3 officers and 52 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 94 enlisted men wounded, and 4 officers and 42 enlisted men missing

May 16-28 Bermuda Hundred
May 27-31 Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor
June 1-12
Battles about Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 1 officer and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 17 enlisted men wounded

June 15-18
Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 13 enlisted men wounded

June 16-April 2
Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front. The regiment lost 8 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 35 wounded dring the siege

September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 53 enlisted men wounded

October 27-28
Battle of Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 9 enlisted men wounded and 5 officers and 89 enlisted men captured

November-March Duty in the trenches before Richmond
December Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps
1865
April 2-3 Fall of Petersburg and Richmond
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April-May Provost duty at Richmond and Manchester
June 13 Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 96th New York Infantry.