104th New York Infantry"Wadsworth Guards"
Organized: Albany, NY; mustered in 03/04/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: near Washington, DC, DC 07/17/1865
|Commanding Officer: |
Maj. Lewis C. Skinner
|Statistics for Maryland Campaign|
Initial Strength: not known
Killed in Action (KIA): 8
Wounded (WIA): 60
Missing in Action (MIA): 14
Map Showing this Unit:
Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #14: Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #7: Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #8: Duryea's Brigade, Ricketts' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 8 AM
Tablet #81: Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of the Potomac
Corps - First (I) Army Corps
Division - 2nd Division, I Corps
Brigade - 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
History of the Unit:
The 104th Regiment resulted from the consolidation of the Morgan Guards and Geneseo Regiment: "the ten companies of the latter forming seven, and the five companies of the former, three, H, I and K, of the new organization." They mustered into Federal service between September 1861 and March 1862.1
Initially assigned to the defenses of Washington, they were first in combat at Cedar Mountain, then fought at 2nd Bull Run in August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
The unit was at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September, and was part of the ferocious combat in Miller's Cornfield early in the morning of 17 September at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
The Regiment saw action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, and at Petersburg during its service.
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1 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12 [AotW citation 911]« Search for Another Unit