“Livingston County Regiment”
The 104th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment served from October 1861 until July of 1865. It lost 5 officers and 81 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 145 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
|October||Organized at Genesee, N.Y. under Colonel John Rohrbach, Lieutenant Colonel R. Wells Kenyon and Major Lewis C. Skinner|
|March 22||Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington|
|May 28-June 1||Expedition to Front Royal, Va., to intercept Jackson attached to 2nd Brigade, Ord’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock|
|June 2-10||Picket duty on the Shenandoah and at Front Royal|
|June 10||Duty at Catlett’s Station, Warrenton and Waterloo, Va. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia|
Battle of Cedar Mountain
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
|August 21-23||Fords of the Rappahannock|
Lieutenant John P. Rudd and 13 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant John McCaffrey and 34 enlisted men were wounded, and 1 officer and 38 enlisted men were missing or captured
|September 1||Battle of Chantilly|
|September 11||Lieutenant Colonel Wells discharged for disability. Major Lewis C. Skinner was promoted to lieutenant colonel but was never mustered. Captain Gilbert Prey of Company F was promoted to major|
The regiment fought at Turner’s Gap under the command of Major Lewis C. Skinner, losing 1 enlisted man wounded.
The regiment was commanded by Major Lewis Skinner. Captain John Kelly and 17 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captains Henry Tuthill and William Wilson, Lieutenants Leman Dow and William Trembly and 47 enlisted men were wounded and 14 were missing in severe fighting in the Cornfield.
Early in the morning Duryea’s Brigade moved from its bivouac in the Poffenberger Woods, on the Smoketown Road. Forming in column of Divisions it obliqued right until near J. Poffenberger’s when it marched south through the North Woods, passed the right of Hartsuff’s Brigade and between Pennsylvania Light Battery F (Matthews’) and Pennsylvania Light Battery C (Thompson’s), in position on the high ground between D. R. Miller’s and the East Woods. Arriving at the Cornfield fence the Brigade deployed and moved through the Cornfield to its south edge (75 yards distant) when it encountered the Confederate line, which was about 145 to 160 yards south of this. In less than a half hour the left of the Brigade was withdrawn, the right remained a few minutes longer when it fell back. Portions of the Brigade rallied and made another advance part way through the Cornfield, but fell back as Hartsuff’s Brigade came into action.
|September-October||Duty near Sharpsburg|
|October 21||Colonel Rorback and Major Skinner were discharged for disability. Major Prey was promoted to Colonel, and Lieutenant John Strang to major.|
|October 30-November 19||Movement to Falmouth, Va|
|December 3||Captain Henry G. Tuthill of Company A was promoted to lieutenant colonel with rank from October 21.|
Battle of Fredericksburg
Lieutenant Andew Andrews and 7 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 7 officers and 35 enlisted men were wounded, and 2 men were missing.
|December-April||At Falmouth and Belle Plains|
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Fitzhugh’s Crossing|
The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded.
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Gilbert G. Prey. In heavy fighting northwest of Gettysburg on the first day of the battle Lieutenant Thomas Johnston and 28 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Colonel Tuthill, Captain Charles Fisher, Lieutenants James Dow and Jasper Griggs and 69 enlisted men were wounded and Captains Austin Richardson and George Starr, Lieutenants James Cain, John Daley, Adam Dixon, Albert Lamson, Marshall Rogers, Walter Stevens, George Snyder and Edwin Tuthill and 77 enlisted men were captured out of 309 men engaged.
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee|
|August-October||Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 7||Lieutenant Colonel Tuthill discharged for disability due to his Gettysburg wound|
|November 26-December 2||Mine Run Campaign|
|December 16||Major Strang promoted to lieutenant colonel and Lieutenant Henry Colt promoted to major|
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan|
|March||Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps|
|April 10||Lieutenant Walter Stephens, captured at Gettysburg, died of disease in a Confederate prison at Richmond.|
|May 3-June 15||Campaign from the Rapidan to the James|
The regiment lost 12 enlisted men wounded, 1 mortally
The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Captain James Gault and 35 enlisted men wounded and 4 men missing
|May 12||Assault on the Salient|
North Anna River
The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed.
|May 23||Jericho Ford|
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed. and 1 wounded
The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded.
|June 1-3||Bethesda Church|
|June 13||White Oak Swamp|
|June||Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps|
Assault on Petersburg
The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 16 wounded
Siege of Petersburg begins
The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 23 wounded and 1 missing during the siege
|July 30||Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)|
|August||Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps|
The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded, 7 wounded, and Colonel Prey, Lieutenant Colonel Strang, Captains John Daley, James Gault, Jasper Griggs, Austin Richardson Henry Wiley and William Wilson, Lieutenants Francis Bates, Joseph Cary, John Jarvis, Marshall Rogers and Cornelius Timpson and 126 enlisted men captured.
|September||Attached to Provost Guard, 5th Army Corps|
|September 15||Reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie Court House|
|December 7-12||Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad|
|December||Lieutenant Colonel Strang was paroled. Lieutenant James Cain, captured at Gettysburg, escaped from Confederate prison and returned to the regiment.|
|January 10||Major Colt discharged, Captain Henry Wiley prmoted to lieutenant colonel|
Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
The regiment lost 3 enlisted men missing
|February||Colonel Prey paroled|
|March 3||Colonel Prey discharged|
|March 9||Major Wiley discharged|
|March 17||Lieutenant Colonel Strang promoted to colonel and Captain William Wilson of Company K to major|
|MArch 24||Major Wilson discharged|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
|March 29||Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run|
|March 31||White Oak Road|
|April 1||Five Forks|
|April 2||Fall of Petersburg|
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee|
Appomattox Court House
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|May 1-12||Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps|
|May 23||Grand Review|
|June||Duty at Washington|
|July 17||The regiment mustered out under Colonel John R. Strang|