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The 117th New York Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 123 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 135 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Oneida
August 8 Mustered in
August 22 Left State for Washington, D.C.
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and at Tennallytown Attached to Defenses of Washington north of the Potomac
October Attached to 2nd and 3rd Brigade, Haskins’ Division, north of the Potomac
April 16 Ordered to Suffolk, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
April 20-May 4 Siege of Suffolk
May 3 Providence Church Road, Nansemond River
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to South Anna River
July 12 Ordered to Folly Island, S.C. attached to Alvord’s Brigade, Vodge’s Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South
August 17-
September 7
Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and against Charleston and Fort Sumter
August 17-23 Bombardment of Fort Sumter and Charleston
September – April Operations against Charleston, S.C., and duty on Folly Island, S.C.
February Attached to 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, Northern District, Dept. of the South
April Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps
May 5 Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drury’s Bluff
May 16-28 Bermuda Hundred
May 28-31 Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor
June 1-12 Battles about Cold Harbor
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps
June 15-18 Before Petersburg
June 16 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond. Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front.
September 28-30 Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks
November Duty in trenches before Richmond
December 7-27 Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps
January 3-15 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
January 15 Assault and capture of Fort Fisher
February 11-13 Cape Fear Entrenchments
February 11 Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18-19 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
March 1-April 26 Campaign of the Carolinas. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, Dept. of North Carolina
March 6-21 Advance on Goldsboro
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
May Duty in North Carolina
June 8 Mustered out at Raleigh. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 48th New York Infantry