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105th New York Infantry

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105th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 33     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
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

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