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Federal Regiment

102nd New York Infantry

"Van Buren Light Infantry"
Organized: Brooklyn, NY; mustered in 3/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Alexandria, VA 7/21/1865
Commanding Officer:
  LCol. James C. Lane
Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #3: Mansfield's XII Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield
   Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods
   Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #48: Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 12 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
   Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #27: Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #117: Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
   Tablet #49: Stainrook's Brigade, Greene's Division - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
   Tablet #51: Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #52: Stainrook's Brigade, Greene's Division - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Twelfth (XII) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, XII Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps



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In the Antietam Campaign:
"At the battle of South Mountain the corps was held in reserve, and was not under fire. Three days later it was actively engaged in the battle of Antietam. The One hundred and second New York was commanded in this action by Lieut. Col. James C. Lane, who had been promoted from major. The regiment entered the fight at 6:30 a. m. with the division, and was not relieved until 1130 p. m. The division drove the enemy from the East Woods, and, crossing the Sharpsburg Pike [Hagerstown Pike - ed.], entered the West Woods around the Dunker Church, holding this advanced position several hours. Captain Cornell fell early in the action, being killed by a sharpshooter while the regiment was deploying from close column by division into line of battle."
(from Final Report)

References, Sources, and other Notes:
Source: McGuire, Major Henry M., 102d Regiment Infantry, Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg), New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga, Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902 - extracted online by the NY State Military Museum.

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A PvtBergen, John AWOL   09/17     We have some details for this person
A SgtDesendorf, Abram KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
A PvtLake, Charles MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
A SgtRutherford, Justis A.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
C PvtBaker, John WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
C SgtHarris, Robert AWOL   12/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtCash, Thomas WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D CaptCornell, M. EugeneKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
D PvtDougherty, George WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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G PvtRussell, George W.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtWoglan, Samuel Died   10/29     We have some details for this person
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K PvtRichardson, Joseph WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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