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This is a very brief history of the 109th NY. It was involved in some of the major battles during the latter part of the war in VA.
The 109th New York Volunteer Infantry was organized at Binghampton, N.
Y., August 27th, 1862, with Benjamin Tracy Colonel:
Isaac S. Chatlin, Lieutenant- Colonel and Philo B. Stilson, Major. The Regiment left the state, August 30, 1862, and served at Annapolis Junction, Md., and in the Middle Department, 8th Army Corps, from September 1862.
The Regiment was involved in the defense of Washington, 22d Army Corps as railroad guards, from October 1862. From March 1864, the Regiment was part of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and from August 1864 until April 1865, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac.
September 1862 - March 1864.
Duty at Annapolis Junction, and at Laurel, Md., guarding the railroad leading to Washington, D.C.
May 4, 1864 - June 16, 1864.
Campaign from the Rapidan to Petersburg, Va. Participated in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6 and 7th, 1864, at Parker's Store Road, May 7th. Battle about Spotsylvania Court House, May 8th and May 21th, 1864. Ny River, May 9,10, and 12. Po River, May 21, 1864. North Anna River, May 22 - 26. Totopotomoy Creek, May 27 - 31. Near Hanovertown, May 28.
Battles of Cold Harbor, June 1 -12. Near Bethesda Church, June 1, 1864.
Siege of Petersburg, June 16, 1864 - April 2, 1865.
Flank march on Petersburg, June 12 - 15. Assaults on Petersburg, June 16 - 19.
Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, June 18, 1864.
Mine explosion and Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864.
Weldon Railroad, August 18 - 21, 1864. Operations near Poplar Spring Church, Pebbles Farm and Pegvan (sp) House, September 30, 1864.
Reconnaissance in force and action on Boydton Plank Road, October 2, 1864. Squirrel Level Road, October 8, 1864. Battle of Boydton Plank Road and Thatcher's Run, October 27 - 28, 1864.
The 9th Corps held the right of the line before Petersburg from the Appomattox to Battery Number 26 and Fort Walker, until November 29, 1864. Movement to co-operate with Warren's Raid on the Weldon Railroad, December 7 - 11, 1864. Recluse on attack on Fort Stedman, and recapture of Battery Number 11, March 25, 1865. The 6th and 9th Corps held the front from the Appomattox to Fort Davis, March 29 thru April 2, 1865.
Assault on and capture of Petersburg, April 2, 1865.
The Flags of the 9th Corps were the first to wave over the city, April 2, 1865. Duty in Petersburg until April 19, 1865. The Corps marched to Washington, May 19 - 22, 1865, and participated in the Grand Review., May 23, 1865.
The 109th mustered out June 4, 1865 at the Delaney House, D.C.
This roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of muster out - 4 June
1865. Dates next to name are the date of promotion to that rank.
Issac S. Catlin 29 July 1864
(Breveted Brig. Gen. 11 Mar. 1865)
Philo B. Stilson 29 July 1864
William E. Mount 27 Aug 1862
Zelotus Z. Gordon 27 Aug 1862
*Edwin Evans 16 Oct 1863
Evan R. Jones 13 Feb 1864
Seth M. Mitchell 12 Aug 1864
Solomon Oakley 31 Dec 1864
Robert McA. Johnson 11 Jan 1865
Oliver H. Millham 1 Feb 1865
J. Warren Tibbetts 1 Mar 1865
George H. Bristol 1 Mar 1865
* Ref:The Petersburg Camppaign - The Battle of the Crater June 25 - August 6, 1864, by Michael A. Cavanaugh and William Marvel, 1989.... Evans was in charge of the 109th Reg. during the Battle of the Crater, June 30, 1864.
Benjamin C. Wade 27 Aug 1862
Henry L. Jewett, Adj't 22 Oct 1863
P. W. Hopkins, R.Q.M. 22 Oct 1863
Ansel P. Coddington 19 Dec 1864
W. Gus Chittenden 1 Jan 1865
William Kennedy 1 Jan 1865
(Brevet Captain 2 April 1865)
Dewitt L. Cole 24 Jan 1865
Don C. Cutler 28 Feb 1865
Edward Plough 3 May 1865
Charles F. Terwilleger 4 May 1865
Charles H. Perry 6 May 1865
Jesse A. Ashley 25 Mar 1864
Frederick M. Snooks 2 Dec 1864
James R. Bowen 4 Jan 1865
Edwin Slosson 28 Feb 1865
William H. Gates 27 Apr 1865
Alvah A. Bell 1 May 1865
William E. Johnson 24 Feb 1864
Asa J. White 4 Sept 1864
Ransom A. Washburne 16 Aug 1864
First Lieutenant James S. Thruston, R.Q.M. Aug 1863 to additional Paymaster.
Resigned (date is date of resignation)
Colonel Benjamin F. Tracey, May 20, 1864. He organized the Regiment.
Captain Edward L. Lewis, February 17, 1864.
First Lieut. John S. Hopkins, March 12 , 1863.
First Lieut. M. L. G. Spear, January 8, 1864.
First Lieut. Selah V. Reeve, March 30, 1864.
Second Lieut. George L. Haynes, January 10, 1963.
Second Lieut. James L Rightman, October 31, 1863.
Second Lieut. Richard McChristian, December 10, 1863.
Second Lieut. F. S. Cowan, March 1, 1864
Discharged (date listed is date of discharge).
Major George W. Dunn, March 8, 1865
Captain Robert H. S. Hyde, May 7, 1863.
Captain Austin W. Alvord, January 18, 1864
Captain Anson W. Knettle, September 27, 1864.
Captain Moses B. Robbins, October 27, 1864.
Captain Benjamin R. McAllister, December 21, 1864.
First Lieut. Michael Kelly, April 18, 1863.
First Lieut. John S. Giles, June 19, 1864.
First Lieut. Mathew Watson, July 18, 1864
First Lieut. Charles C. Meade, August 25, 1864
First Lieut. William Benedict, October 12, 1864.
First Lieut. William Austin, January 4, 1865.
First Lieut. William H. S. Bean, (Brevet Captain August 18, 1864.)
Discharged February 7, 1865.
Second Lieut. David A. Sigmer, February 10, 1863.
Second Lieut. Mathew (sic) Nathan W. Chandler, November 5, 1864.
His rank to date was First Lieutenant...
promoted July 6, 1864.
Second Lieut. Charles Nelson, November 11, 1864.
Second Lieut. A. J. Labar, November 11, 1864.
Second Lieut. M. A. Waterfod, December 15, 1864.
Second Lieut. Frank L. Olmstead, February 27, 1865.
Surgeon Sanford B. Hunt, March 31, 1863.
Surgeon Seymour Churchill, January 16, 1864.
Assistant Surgeon S. H. French, June 17, 1864.
Chaplain Albert Wyatt, July 29, 1863
Chaplain William Wyatt, June 11, 1864.
Died: (date listed is date of death)
Captain John Gorman, killed in action near Hanovertown, Va., May 31, 1863.
Captain William Warwick, killed in action near Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864.
First Lieutenant, N. J. Griswold, killed in action near Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. The Battle of the Crater.
Second Lieutenant, Daniel W. Barton, killed in action near Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864.
Second Lieutenant, E. C. Jones, June 17, 1864, of wounds received at Petersburg, Va.
Second Lieutenant, James W. Tunison, was dismissed on November 25, 1864.
Second Lieutenant, Gilbert D. Craft, was cashiered out on August 31, 1864.
No Brevet appointments are entered on this register except those announced in the General.
Enlisted Men Known to have served:
Theodore Brink - Company B - Mustered in - August 11, 1862 - Mustered out - June 04, 1865
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