The 97th New York Volunteers
a Brief History


Source: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion," by Frederick H. Dyer, Copyright 1908, By F. H. Dyer, DesMoines, Ia., reprint Broadfoot Publishing Company, Morningside Press, 1994

All info as described in source, but formatted in list style for easier reading.


Roster of Hamilton County Men in the 97th


97th Regiment Infantry ("Conklin Rifles")

Organized at Boonville, N.Y., and mustered in February 18, 1862.  Left State for Washington, D. C., March 12, 1862.  Attached to 

  • Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washignton, to May, 1862. 
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1862. 
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Dvision, 1st Army Corps, to May 1863. 
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March 1864. 
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to May 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division,  5th Army Corps, May 9-30, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June 6, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE
  • Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till May 1862.
  • Expedition to Front Royal, Va., to intercept Jackson, May 28 - June 1.
  • Picket duty on the Shenandoah and at Front Royal to June 10.
  • Duty at Catlett's Station, Warrenton and Waterloo, Va., till August.
  • Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9.
  • Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16 - September 2.
  • Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23.
  • Thoroughfare Gap August 28.
  • Battles of Groveton August 29; 
  • Bull Run August 30.
  • Maryland Campaign September 6-22.
    • Battles of South Mountain September 14; 
    • Antietam September 16-17.
  • Duty near Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30.
  • Movement to Falmouth, Ba., October 30 - November 19.
  • At Brooks' Station till December 10.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
  • At Falmouth and Belle Plains till April 27, 1863. 
    • "Mud March" Jan 20-24.
  • Chancellorsville Campaign April 27 - May 6.
    • Operations about Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29 - May 2.
    • Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5.
  • Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11 - July 24.
    • Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
    • Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Ba., July 5-24.
  • Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. 
  • Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 29 - December 2.
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
  • Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3 - June 15.
    • Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; 
    • Laurel Hill May 8; 
    • Spottsylvania May 8-12; 
    • Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
      • Assault on the Salient May 12.
    • North Anna River May 23-26.
      • Jericho Ford May 23.
    • On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
    • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
    • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
    • Bethesda Church June 1-3.
    • White Oak Swamp June 13.
    • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865.
    • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve).
    • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
    • Reconnoissance toward Dinwiddie Court House September 15.
    • Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. 
    • Sussex Court House December 20.
    • Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28 - April 9
    • Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29.
    • White Oak Road March 31.
    • Five Forks April 1.
    • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
    • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
    • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • Moved to Washington, D. C., May 1-12. 
  • Grand Review May 23.
  • Duty at Washington till July.
Mustered out July 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 169 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 156 Enlisted men by disease.  Total 338.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-May-2008 13:36:27 PDT
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