UNION NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS
117th Regiment, New York Infantry
Organized at Oneida and mustered in August 8, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 22, 1862. Attached to Defences of Washington north of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 2nd and 3rd Brigade, Haskins' Division, north of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 2nd and 3rd Brigades, Haskins' Division, north of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. Alvord's Brigade, Vodge's Division, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, Northern District, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
- Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., and at Tennallytown till April, 1863. Ordered to Suffolk, Va., April 16. Siege of Suffolk April 20-May 4. Providence Church Road, Nansemond River, May 3. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Ordered to Folly Island, S. C., July 12. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S. C., and against Charleston and Fort Sumpter August 17-September 7. Bombardment of Fort Sumpter and Charleston August 17-23. Operations against Charleston, S. C., and duty on Folly Island, S. C., till April, 1864. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield 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 28-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to December 7, 1864. Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front till September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches before Richmond till December 7. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-27. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Cape Fear Intrenchments February 11-13. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Wilmington February 18-19. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in North Carolina till June. Mustered out at Raleigh June 8, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 48th New York Infantry.
Regiment lost during servire 7 Officers and 123 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 266.
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