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: |
Maj Benjamin Ringold
|Statistics for Maryland Campaign|
Initial Strength: not known
Killed in Action (KIA): 29
Wounded (WIA): 68
Missing in Action (MIA): 20
Maps Showing this Unit:
Detail Map #10: Rodman's Division Crosses at Snavely's Ford
Detail Map #12: AP Hill Hits Burnside's Flank
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
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
History of the Unit:
"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."
In 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.
More on the Web:
See a photograph of some of the officers and men of the regiment.
References, Sources, and other 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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