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The 119th New York Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 66 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 92 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg on Howard Avenue.

1862
September 4 Organized at New York City and mustered in under the command of Colonel Elias Peissner, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Lockman and Major Harvey Baldwin, Jr.
September 6 Left New York for Washington, D.C.
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac
November 1-9 Movement to Gainesville, Virginia.
November 18 To Centreville
December 3 Lieutenant Van Cott died of typhoid fever at Centerville, Virginia.
December 9-16 To Falmouth
December 17 At Stafford Court House
1863
January 20-24
“Mud March”
February-April At Stafford Court House
March 26 Major Baldwin was discharged.
April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

Colonel Elias Peissner and 20 enlisted men were killed, Captain Henry Schwerin and 6 enlisted men were mortally wounded, Lieutenants Charles Lewis and Francis Peissner and 58 enlisted men wounded and 32 men were missing.

After Colonel Peissner was mortally wounded while rallying the men Lieutenant Colonel Lockman took over the regiment.

June 11 Lieutenant Colonel John Lockman was promoted to colonel, with rank from May 2.
June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

June 19 Captain Edward Lloyd of Company F was promoted to lieutenant colonel, with rank from May 2, and Captain Benjamin Willis of Company H to major, with rank from March 25.
July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment lost Lieutenants Emil Frost and Mathias Rasemann and 14 enlisted men killed, Lieutenant Otto Trumpleman and 10 enlisted men mortally wounded, Colonel John Lockman, Captains Theodore Dodge and August Volkhausen and 56 enlisted men wounded and Lieutenants August Von Cloedt and William Moore and 52 enlisted men missing or captured.

After Colonel Lockman was wounded on July 1 Lieutenant Colonel Edward F. Lloyd took over.

From the monument to  the 119th New York at Gettysburg:

Casualties.
Killed 11, wounded 70.
Captured or missing 59. Total 140.
Taken into action
16 officers, 284 men.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Virginia.
Auust-September Guard duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad
September 24-
October 3
Movement to Bridgeport, Alabama. Transferred to the Army of the Cumberland
October Duty at Bridgeport and in Lookout Valley
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29

Battle of Wauhatchie, Tennessee

November 23-27

Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign

November 23 Orchard Knob
November 24-25

Tunnel Hill

November 25

Mission Ridge

November 28-December 17 March to relief of Knoxville
December-April Duty in Alabama
1864
March 9 Major Willis was discharged
May 1-
September 8

Atlanta Campaign

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland

May 8-11

Operations against Rocky Faced Ridge

The regiment lost 1 man mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Moses Baldwin and 10 men wounded.

May 8 Mill Creek or Dug Gap
May 14-15

Battle of Resaca

Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd was killed, 1 enlisted man mortally wounded, 1 officer and 17 men wounded and 1 man missing.

May 19 Near Cassville
May 25

New Hope Church

May 26-June 5

Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills

The regiment lost 11 men casualties.

June 10-July 2

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

June 11-14

Pine Hill

The regiment lost 3 men killed or mortally wounded and Captain Peter Carter and 32 enlisted men wounded or captured

June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15

Gilgal or Golgotha Church

The regiment lost 12 men killed or mortally wounded

June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22

Kolb’s Farm

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 3 wounded

June 24 Captain Isaac Lockman of Company K was promoted to major
June 27

Assault on Kenesaw

The regiment lost 3 wounded

July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20

Peach Tree Creek

Lieutenant Louis Mengel 7 enlisted men were wounded

July 22-August 25

Siege of Atlanta

The regiment lost 1 officer and 7 men wounded

July 30 Major Charles Lewis was discherged
August 9 Major Isaac Lockman was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain Charles Lewis of Company C was promoted to major
August 26-
September 2
Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2 to November 15

Occupation of Atlanta

October 26-29 Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum’s Cross Roads
November 9 Near Atlanta
November 15-December 10

March to the sea

December 9 Between Eden and Pooler’s Stations
December 10-21

Siege of Savannah

1865
January to Apri

Campaign of the Carolinas

March 19-21

Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina

March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 9-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 11 Smithfield, North Carolina
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26

Bennett’s House

Surrender of Johnston and his army.

April 30-May 19 March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Virginia.
May 24 Grand Review
June 7, 1865 The 119th New York Infantry Regiment, 306 strong, mustered out under the command of Colonel John T. Lockman, Lieutenant Colonel Issac P. Lockman, and Captains L. H. Orleman, Frederick Kolomb, C. H. Southworth, Hugo Von Deprezin, Peter D. Carter, Robert Moore, and Aug. Von Cloedt. Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 102nd New York Infantry.