The 115th 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.

115th Regiment Infantry ("Iron Hearted Regiment")

Organized at Fonda, N.Y., and mustered in August 26, 1862.  Left State for Middle Department, August 30, 1862.  Attached to 

  • Mile Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862.
  • Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., to December, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, Dec., 1862.
  • Busteed's Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863.
  • District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to June 1863.
  • District of Beaufort, S. C., 10th Army Corps, to December 1863.
  • District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Army Corps, to January, 1864.
  • Barton's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S. C., to February, 1864.
  • Barton's Brigade, District of Florida, February, 1865. 
  • Barton's Brigade, Ames Division, District of Florida, to April 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May 1864
  • 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, to July 1864.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, to January, 1865.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina to March, 1865.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1865.
  • Defence of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 12-15, 1862.
    • Maryland Heights September 12-13.
    • Regiment surrendered September 15.
  • Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md.,
  • thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and duty there till November 22.
  • moved to Washington, D. C., November 22, and duty in the defences of that city till December 28.
  • Moved to yorktown, Va., December 28.
  • Duty there and at Gloucester Point, Va., till January, 1863.
  • Expedition to West Point and White House January 7-9 (Detachment).
  • Ordered to Hilton Head, S. C., January, and duty there till June 1863.
  • At Beaufort, S. C., till December, 1863,
  • and at Hilton Head, S. C., till February, 1864.
  • Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7.
    • Occupation of Jacksonville February 7.
  • Expedition into Central Florida February 7-28.
    • Camp Finnegan February 9.
    • Sanderson February 12.
    • Battle of Olustee February 20.
  • Occupation of Palatka March 10.
  • Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April 22-28
  • Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28.
  • Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1.
  • Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864 to December 7, 1864.
    • Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front till August.
    • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
    • Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20.
    • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bootm, August 14-18.
    • 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.
  • Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-27.
  • 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865.
  • Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15.
  • Cape Fear intrenchments February 11-12.
  • Sugar Loaf Battery Gevruary 11.
  • Fort Anderson February 18-19.
  • Capture of Wilmington February 22.
  • Campaign of the Carolinas march 1-April 26.
  • Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21.
  • Advance on Raleigh April 9-13.
  • Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
  • Bennett's House April 26.
  • Surrender of Johnston and his army.
  • Duty at Raleigh till June.
Mustered out June 17, 1865.  Veterans and Recruits transferred to 47th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 128 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 Enlisted men by disease.  Total 323.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-May-2008 13:36:30 PDT
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