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Federal Regiment

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



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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."
(from Phisterer)

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.

We have 14 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtGestbent, Nicholas Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
ACaptSand, Henry AugustusMWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
BSgtMerk, Joseph MWIA   00/00     We have some details for this person
BCorpWalker, Henry KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DCorpFrey, Frederick KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtWhitney, John MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtGillery, ------ Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
FPvtBrown, Charles KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtSchrey, Christian KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtFanhdrick, Julius Died   11/07     We have some details for this person
GPvtSchwerin, Herman Died   10/06     We have some details for this person
GSgtShurman, Henry KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SMajRingold, Benjamin         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkCorpRimple, George H.Died   00/00

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