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104th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 33 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Fourth New York Infantry, Cols., John Rohrbach, Lewis C.
Skinner, Gilbert G. Prey, John R. Strang; Lieut.-Cols., R. Wells Kenyon, Lewis C. Skinner,
Gilbert G. Prey, Henry G. Tuthill, John R. Strang, H. A. Wiley; Majs., Lewis C. Skinner,
Gilbert G. Prey, John R. Strang, Henry V. Colt, Henry A. Wiley, William C. Wilson. This
regiment, known as the Wadsworth Guards, or the Livingston county regiment, was recruited
in the counties of Albany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Rensselaer and Steuben. It was
organized at Albany by the consolidation of the Morgan Guards, under Col. John J. Viele,
with the Genesee regiment under Col. Rohrbach, and was mustered into the U. S. service
from September, 1861, to March, 1862, for three years. On the expiration of its term of
service a sufficient number reenlisted to enable it to continue in service as a veteran
organization. The regiment left the state on March 22, 1862, and served for some weeks in
Gen. Wadsworth's command in the District of Washington. As a part of the 3d corps, it was
in action for the first time at Cedar mountain, but about a week later it was assigned to
the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 1st corps, and moved on Pope's Virginia campaign, being
engaged at Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare gap, Bull Run, and Little River turnpike,
with a loss during the campaign of 89 killed, wounded and missing. Lieut. John P. Rudd,
who fell at Bull Run, was the first man of the regiment to be killed. In September the
104th moved on the Maryland campaign under Gen. McClellan; fought at South mountain, and
lost 82 in killed, wounded and missing at Antietam, where the 1st corps, under Gen.
Hooker, opened the battle. At Fredericksburg it lost 52 killed, wounded and missing; was
in reserve at Chancellorsville; was heavily engaged at Gettysburg, where it lost 194 in
killed, wounded and missing; engaged without loss in the Mine Run campaign, the last
campaign of the old 1st corps. In March, 1864, it was assigned to the 5th corps, with
which it continued during the remainder of the war. It took part in all the bloody battles
of the Wilderness campaign, losing heavily at Spottsylvania, the first assaults on
Petersburg, and at the Weldon railroad. After Aug., 1864, it performed provost guard duty
with its corps, and served with slight loss through the final battles of the war, ending
with Lee's surrender at Appomattox. It was mustered out under Col. Strang, at Washington,
D. C., July 17, 1865, having lost during its term of service 5 officers and 85 enlisted
men killed and mortally wounded; 2 officers and 145 enlisted men by disease and other
causes, a total of 237.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2