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“Sullivan County Regiment”

The 143rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 37 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 177 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Monticello, N.Y.
October 8 Mustered in under Colonel David P. De Witt (former colonel of the 3rd Maryland Infantry), Lieutenant Colonel Horace Boughton and Major Joseph B. Taft
October 14 Left State for Washington, D.C.
October Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, Defenses of Washington, D.C.
February Atached to 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
March 20 The regiment lost nine men in a railroad accident
April 18 Moved to Suffolk, Va. and assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
April 20-May 4 Siege of Suffolk
April 29 Colonel DeWitt resigned due to health. Lieutenant Colonel Horace Boughton was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.
May 3 Providence Church Road
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May Assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps.
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Campaign on the Peninsula
July 10 Moved to Washington, D.C. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
July 13-22 Pursuit of Lee to Berlin, Md.
August-September Near Bristoe Station, Va.
September 24-October 3 Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. and transfer to Army of the Cumberland
October 14 Major Joseph B. Taft was promoted to lieutenant colonel
October 20 Reconnaissance from Bridgeport to Trenton (Detachment)
October 25-29 March along line of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to Lookout Valley, Tenn.
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29
Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn.

The regiment lost 1 man killed and 5 men wounded.

November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23 Orchard Knob
November 24-25 Tunnel Hill
November 25
Missionary Ridge

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Taft was killed.

November 28-December 17 March to relief of Knoxville
December – May Duty in Lookout Valley
April Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
May 1 – September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14-15
Battle of Resaca

The regiment lost 3 men killed or mortally wounded and 10 wounded. Sergeant Thomas D. Collins earned to Medal of Honor for capturing a Confederate flag.

May 19 Near Cassville
May 22-25
Advance on Dallas

The regiment lost 3 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 12 enlisted men wounded and 2 men missing

May 25 New, Hope Church
May 26-June 5
Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills

The regiment lost 3 men killed and mortally wounded, 1 oficer and 12 men wounded and 2 men missing.

June 4 Ackworth

Two men wounded

June 10-July 2
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

The regiment lost 10 men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 62 enlisted men wounded and 2 enlisted men missing.

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 or Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20
Peach Tree Creek

The regiment lost 2 oficers and 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 31 men wounded

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 15-December 10 March to the sea
December 9 Montieth Swamp
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
January to April Campaign of the Carolinas
March 16 Averysboro, N. C.
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 7-13 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.
July 20 Mustered out near Washington under Colonel Horace Boughton