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105th 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 Fifth New York Infantry. Cols., James M. Fuller, Howard
Carroll, John W. Shedd; Lieut.-Cols., Henry L. Achilles, Howard Carroll, Richard
Whiteside; Majs., John W. Shedd, Daniel A. Sharp. This regiment, known as the Le Roy or
Rochester regiment, was recruited in the counties of Cattaraugus, Genesee, Monroe and
Niagara, and was organized March 15, 1862, by the consolidation of the regiment being
recruited at Rochester under Col. Howard Carroll, with one being recruited at LeRoy under
Col. James M. Fuller. The 105th was mustered into the U. S. service from Nov., 1861, to
March, 1862, for three years; left the state on April 4, was stationed for a month at
Washington; then as part of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps, Army of Virginia, it
participated in its first battle at Cedar mountain, where 8 were wounded. A week later it
moved on Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign, culminating in the second battle of Bull Run, its
loss in the campaign being 89 killed, wounded and missing. In the ensuing Maryland
campaign under McClellan, it fought in the same brigade and division, but the corps was
now called the 1st and Hooker had succeeded McDowell in command. The regiment had slight
losses at South mountain, but suffered severely at Antietam, where the 1st corps opened
the battle, losing 74 killed, wounded and missing. It was prominently engaged at
Fredericksburg, where Gen. Reynolds commanded the 1st corps, the 105th losing 78 killed,
wounded and missing. It had become much reduced in numbers, and in March, 1863, was
consolidated into five companies, F, G, H, I and K, and transferred to the 94th N. Y.
infantry, (q. v.) It had lost during service 2 officers and 48 enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded; 45 enlisted men who died of disease and other causes, a total of 95. Its
gallant Lieut.-Col. Howard Carroll was among the mortally wounded at Antietam.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2