116th New York Infantry

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Regimental History and Service Record

Organized at Camp Morgan, Buffalo, N.Y., August 10 to September 3, 1862. Left Buffalo for Baltimore, Md., September 5. Attached to Emery's Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Baltimore, Md., Middle Department, to November, 1862. Emery's Brigade, Banks' Louisiana Expedition, to December, 1862. Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, Dwight's 1st Division (Provisional), Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, Dwight's Division, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Camp at Druid's Hill Park, Baltimore, until November 5, 1862. Movement into Pennsylvania against Stuart October 12-15. Reach Gettysburg, Pa., October 15. Ordered to Join Banks' Expedition and embarked on Steamer "Atlantic" for Fortress Monroe, Va., November 6. Sailed for Ship Island, Miss., December 4. Moved to Carrollton December 30, thence to Baton Rouge, La., February 3, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson, La., March 7-27. Moved to Winter's Plantation March 16-22. Duty at Baton Rouge until May 19. Advance on Port Hudson May 19-24. Action at Plain's Store May 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Expedition to Donaldsville July 9-30. Action at Kock's Plantation, Bayou La-Fourche, July 12-13. Moved to Baton Rouge August 1, thence to New Orleans August 28. Sabine Pass Expedition September 4-12. Moved to Brashear City September 17.

Camp at New Iberia November 17, 1863, to January 8, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 8, and duty there until March 15.

Mansura May 16. Camp at Morganza until July. Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va., July 2, thence to Washington July 12. Snicker's Gap Expedition July 14-23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty near Middletown until November 9, and near Newtown until December 30. At Stephenson's Depot until April 5, 1865. Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty there until June. Grand Review May 23-24. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and discharged at Buffalo, N.Y., June 26, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 90th New York Infantry.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 91 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 124 Enlisted men by disease. Total 222.


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