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103rd New York Infantry

"Seward Infantry"
Organized: New York City, NY; mustered in 3/1/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Richmond, VA 12/7/1865

 

Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Maj Benjamin Ringgold

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
  Division - 3rd Division, IX Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, IX Corps


Unit history

"This regiment, Col. Baron Fred. W. Von Egloffstein, was organized in New York city March 1, 1862, by the consolidation of the 3d Regiment German Rifles, Col. Casper Schneider, with the Seward Infantry, Colonel von Egloffstein. It was mustered in the service of the United States between November, 1861, and March, 1862, for three years."
(from Phisterer)

On the Antietam Campaign

They were a leading element of the Federal IX Corps assault toward Sharpsburg during the afternoon of 17 September. Late on that day, their battle flag was captured by members of the 17th VA Regiment.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 187; Killed in Action (KIA): 29; Wounded (WIA): 68; Missing in Action (MIA): 20;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 62.6%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #65: Rodman's Division, Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #66: Fairchild's Brigade, Rodman's Division - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

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References & Notes

Source: Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908; and
Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. , Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912 - excerpted online by the NY State Military Museum.

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