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114th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 35 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Fourteenth New York Infantry. Cols., Elisha B. Smith,
Samuel R. Per Lee; Lieut.-Cols., Samuel R. Per Lee, Henry B. Morse; Majs., Henry B. Morse,
Oscar H. Curtiss. Seven companies of this regiment were recruited in Chenango county and
three in Madison. They rendezvoused at Norwich, where the regiment was organized, and
mustered into the U. S. service for three years, Sept. 3, 1862. Three days later it
started for the front, moving to Binghamton by canal boats, and proceeding thence to
Baltimore. In November it sailed for New Orleans as part of Banks' expedition, and on its
arrival there was assigned to Weitzel's (2nd) brigade, Augur's (1st) division, 19th corps.
It was stationed for a time at Brashear City and neighboring points, and was first engaged
at Fort Bisland, where it had 11 men wounded, 3 mortally. It did not participate in the
Bayou Teche campaign, but joined its corps before Port Hudson, May 30, 1863, where it was
actively engaged for 40 days in the siege and suffered severely in the grand assault of
June 14. The loss of the regiment during the siege was 73 in killed, wounded and missing.
In March, 1864, in Dwight's (1st) brigade, Emory's (1st) division, 19th corps, it moved on
Banks' Red River campaign, engaging at Sabine cross-roads, where Lieut.-Col. Morse,
commanding the regiment, was wounded, at Pleasant Hill, Cane river crossing and Mansura.
On July 15, it embarked for Washington, the corps having been ordered to Virginia. On its
arrival, it marched through Maryland, and then joined in Sheridan's famous Shenandoah
campaign against Early. The regiment fought with the utmost gallantry at the battle of the
Opequan, where it was subjected to a murderous fire, losing 188 killed and wounded, or
three-fifths of those engaged, and being complimented for gallantry by the
division-general. It was present at Fisher's hill and Woodstock, and again showed its
splendid fighting qualities at Cedar creek, with a loss of 21 killed, 86 wounded, and 8
missing. Col. Per Lee was among the wounded at the Opequan, and was promoted for gallantry
to brevet brigadier-general. The regiment was mustered out, under Col. Per Lee, June 8,
1865, at Bladensburgh, Md. Its total enrollment during service was 1,134, of whom 9
officers and 114 men were killed and mortally wounded; 2 officers and 192 men died of
disease and other causes; total deaths 317. Its loss in killed and wounded was 422, or
10.6 per cent. Its proud record entitles it to rank among the three hundred fighting
regiments of the war.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2