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“Chautauqua Regiment”

The 112th New York Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 122 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 190 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized in Chautauqua county.
September 11 Mustered into United States service at Jamestown, N.Y. under Colonel Jeremiah C. Drake, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick A. Remington, and Major Elial F. Carpenter
September 12 Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va.
September 16 Moved to Suffolk, Va.and attached to Foster’s Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
December Attached to Gibbs’ Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps
January 7-9 Expedition toward Blackwater
January 30 Action at Deserted House, Va.
April 4 Leesville
April 12-May 4 Siege of Suffolk, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps
April 12-13 Edenton, Providence Church and Somerton Roads
April 15 and 24 Edenton Road
May 3 Nansemond River
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to South Anna Bridge.
July 4 South Anna Bridge
July 10-28 Near Portsmouth
August 12 Ordered to Dept. of the South, arriving at Folly Island, S.C. and attached to Foster’s Brigade, Vodges’ Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, for Duty at Folly and Black Islands and operations against Charleston
February Assigned to 1st Brigade, Vodges’ Division, District of Florida
February 6-14 Expedition to John’s and James Islands
February 20 Ordered to Jacksonville, Fla.
April 21 Ordered to Yorktown, Va. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps
May 5 Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred
May 6-7 Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16
Battle of Drury’s Bluff

Lieutenant Colonel Carpenter was mortally wounded and 34 other men became casualties.

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

The regiment lost 28 killed, 140 wounded and 12 missing in the first assault on June 2, including Colonel Jeremiah Drake, who was killed.

June 15-18 First Assault Petersburg
June 16 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond. Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front
June 25 Action at Bermuda Hundred
July Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps
August 24-25 Action at Bermuda Hundred
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg
September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 6 killed, 38 wounded and 16 missing at the Battle of Fort Harrison

October 27-28
Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road

The regiment lost 7 killed and 28 wounded

November 3-17 Duty at Staten Island and New York City during Presidential election of 1864
December 7-27 Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C.
December In trenches before Richmond attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps
January 3-15 Second Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
January 15
Assault on and capture of Fort Fisher

The regiment lost 11 killed and 36 wounded, including Colonel John F. Smith, who was killed leading the regiment.

February 11 Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
March 1-April 26 Campaign of the Carolinas. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
March 6-21 Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro
March 21 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
May Duty at Raleigh
June 13 Mustered out under Colonel Ephraim A. Ludwick. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 3rd New York Infantry.