118th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

"Adirondack Regiment"

Acton men who served in 118th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry:

Captain George F. Campbell, Co. B & C

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized at Plattsburg, N.Y., and mustered in August 27, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 3, 1862. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. District of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863. Wardrop's Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. Heckman's Command, Newport News. Va., to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864. Unattached, Yorktown, Pa., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Guard and provost duty at Washington, D.C., until April, 1863. Ordered to Suffolk, Va., April 16. Siege of Suffolk April 20-May 4. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., May 13. Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad May 15-28. Antioch Church and Barber's Cross Roads May 23. Reconnaissance to the Chickahominy June 9-16. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna Bridge July 1-7. Action at South Anna Bridge July 4. Expedition to Gloucester Court House July 25. Duty at Yorktown and vicinity until October, and at Portsmouth and vicinity until March, 1864. Wistar's Expedition against Richmond February 6-8, 1864. Ballahoe or Bear Quarter Road and Deep Creek February 29-March 1. Demonstration against Portsmouth March 4-5. Moved to Yorktown March 17. Expedition to Isle of Wight County April 13-15. Smithfield, Cherry Grove, April 14. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5. Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station, May 7. Swift Creek or Arrow field Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-28. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front until September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in the trenches before Richmond until March, 1865. Fall of Petersburg and Richmond April 2-3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Provost duty at Richmond and Manchester until June. Mustered out June 13, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 96th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 93 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 287.

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See also:

John L. Cunningham, Three Years with the Adirondack Regiment, 118th New York Volunteers Infantry. [Norwood, Mass." The Plimpton Press, 1920]. Digital edition: http://archive.org/details/threeyearswithad00cunn