The 116th New York Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 91 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 124 enlisted men to disease, during the Civil War.
1862 August 10 – September 3 Organized at Camp Morgan, Buffalo, N.Y. from men of Erie County September 3 Mustered in for three years service with 929 men under Colonel Edward P. Chapin, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Cottier and Major George M. Love September 5 Nine companies (all but Company K) left Buffalo for Baltimore, Md. September-
October Camp at Druid’s Hill Park, Baltimore. Attached to Emery’s Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Baltimore, Md., Middle Department. Company K joined the regiment during this time. October 12-15 Movement into Pennsylvania against Stuart October 15 Reach Gettysburg, Pa. November 6 Ordered to Join Banks’ Expedition and embarked on Steamer “Atlantic” for Fortress Monroe, Va., assigned to Emery’s Brigade, Banks’ Louisiana Expedition December 4 Sailed for Ship Island, Miss. and assigned to Sherman’s Division, Dept. of the Gulf December 30 Moved to Carrollton 1863 January Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf February 3 To Baton Rouge, La. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps March 7-27 Operations against Port Hudson, La. March 16-22 Moved to Winter’s Plantation April-May Duty at Baton Rouge May 19-24 Advance on Port Hudson May 21 Action at Plain’s Store
The regiment lost 13 men killed and 44 wounded, including Lieutenant Borusky, who was mortally wounded. General Augur congratulated Colonel Chapin and the regiment , saying that he was “indebted to the valor of the 116th New York Volunteers” for the victory, which involved two charges on successive Confederate positions after two other Union regiments broke and fled through the lines of the 116th.
May 24-July 9 Siege of Port Hudson May 27 &
June 14 Assaults on Port Hudson
The regiment lost 130 casualties in the two assaults. Colonel Chapin was at first wounded and then killed on May 27th leading the brigade. Lieutenants Grey and Morgan were wounded and Lieutenant Jones was mortally wounded. Major Love took over the regiment.
July 9 Surrender of Port Hudson July 9-30 Expedition to Donaldsville July 12-13 Action at Kock’s Plantation, Bayou La-Fourche
The regiment lost Captain Tuttle and 10 men killed or mortally wounded, 13 men wounded, and 20 men missing.
August 1 Moved to Baton Rouge August 28 To New Orleans September 4-12 Sabine Pass Expedition
The regiment lost 26 captured
September 17 Moved to Brashear City October 3-
November 30 Western Louisiana Campaign
Major Love was promoted to colonel during this time.
November 17 Camp at New Iberia 1864 January 8 Moved to Franklin March 15-May 22 Red River Campaign March 15-26 Advance from Franklin to Alexandria April 8 Battle of Sabine Cross Roads
The regiment lost 1 officer and 4 men kiled or mortally wounded, 17 men wounded and 1 man missing.
April 9 Pleasant Hill
The regiment lost 2 men killed, 1 officer and 8 men wounded, and 2 men missing.
April 23 Monett’s Ferry, Cane River Crossing April 30-May 10 Construction of dam at Alexandria May 13-20 Retreat to Morganza May 16 Mansura May-July Camp at Morganza July 2 Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va. July 12 To Washington. Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division July 14-23 Snicker’s Gap Expedition August 7-
November 28 Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign September 19 Battle of Winchester
The regiment lost 10 men killed or mortally wounded and 38 men wounded.
September 22 Fisher’s Hill
The regiment lost 1man killed and 9 men wounded.
October 19 Battle of Cedar Creek
The regiment lost 11 men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 35 men wounded, and 9 men missing. Colonel Love was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment.
OCtober 20 Duty near Middletown November 9 Near Newtown December 30 At Stephenson’s Depot 1865 March Assigned to 1st Brigade, Dwight’s 1st Division (Provisional), Army of the Shenandoah April 5 Moved to Washington, D.C. and assigned to 1st Brigade, Dwight’s Division, Dept. of Washington May 23-24 Grand Review June 8 Mustered out under Colonel Love, Lieutenant Colonel John M. Sizer, and Major George W. Carpenter. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 90th New York Infantry. June 26 Discharged at Buffalo, N.Y.