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New York 119th Infantry (Union)

04 Sep 1862

New York 119th Infantry organized.

13 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Battle of Fredericksburg
The Battle of Fredericksburg

In early November, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside took command of the Army of the Potomac, and made immediate plans to move the army once again toward Richmond. Read More

30 Apr 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Elias Peissner, and Lieutenant Colonel John T. Lockman.

Colonel Elias Peissner

Lieutenant Colonel John T. Lockman

30 Apr 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Wlodzimierz Krzyzanowski.

30 Apr 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Carl Schurz.

Major General Carl Schurz

30 Apr 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Elias Peissner.

30 Apr 1863

Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville at Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

The Battle of Chancellorsville
The Battle of Chancellorsville

On April 27, 1863, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker launched a turning movement designed to pry Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia out of its lines at Fredericksburg. Read More

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel John T. Lockman, and Lieutenant Colonel Edward F. Lloyd.

Colonel John T. Lockman

Lieutenant Colonel Edward F. Lloyd

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Wladimir Krzyzanowski.

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Alexander Schimmelfennig, and Major General Carl Schurz.

Brigadier General Alexander Schimmelfennig

Major General Carl Schurz

01 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel John T. Lockman.

01 Jul 1863

Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia. Using the Shenandoah Valley as cover for his army, Lee was pursued first by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Ho… Read More

28 Oct 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Wlodzimierz Krzyzanowski.

28 Oct 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Carl Schurz.

Major General Carl Schurz

28 Oct 1863

Participated in the Battle of Wauhatchie at Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The Battle of Wauhatchie
The Battle of Wauhatchie

Wary of troops marching to the aid of the Federal army besieged at Chattanooga, General Braxton Bragg ordered General James Longstreet to take action against the force massing in Lookout Valley. In a rare nighttime attack, a division of Longstreet’s corps attacked the Union rearguard near the crossroads of Wauhatchie. The brief fight was a bloody repulse for the Confederates, who were forced to withdraw. The Confederates had missed their last best chance to prevent supplies from reaching the Union Army of… Read More

25 Nov 1863

Participated in the Battle of Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Battle of Missionary Ridge
The Battle of Missionary Ridge

From the last days of September through October 1863, Gen. Braxton Bragg’s army laid siege to the Union army under Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans at Chattanooga, cutting off its supplies. On October 17, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant received command of the Western armies; he moved to reinforce Chattanooga and replaced Rosecrans with Maj. Gen. George Thomas. A new supply line was soon established. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman arrived with his four divisions in mid-November, and the Federals began offensive operat… Read More

27 Nov 1863

Participated in the Battle of Mine Run at Orange County, Virginia.

The Battle of Mine Run
The Battle of Mine Run

After the inconclusive Bristoe Campaign in the fall of 1863, Maj. Gen. George G. Meade planned one more offensive against Gen. Robert E. Lee in northern Virginia before winter weather ended military operations. In late November, Meade attempted to steal a march southeast from Culpeper Courthouse, turn south through the Wilderness and strike the right flank of the Confederate army south of the Rapidan River.  On November 27th, Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early, in command of Ewell's Corps, marched east on the O… Read More

07 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge at Whitfield County, Georgia.

The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge

During early May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman would successfully outmaneuver the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston would fall back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. By May 7th, Johnston had entrenched his army on the long, high mountain of Rocky Face Ridge and eastward across Crow Valley. As Sherman approached, he decided to demonstrate against the position with two columns to the north while he… Read More

13 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of Resaca at Gordon County, Georgia; Whitfield County, Georgia.

The Battle of Resaca
The Battle of Resaca

Following his withdrawal from Rocky Face Ridge, the first battle in Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's campaign against Atlanta, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston established a four-mile defensive position protecting the Western & Atlantic Railroad west and north of Resaca, where the railroad crossed the Oostanaula River.  On May 13th, Sherman tested the Rebel lines, sending forward divisions to skirmish with the Confederates, with little substantive result. On the 14th, the fighting erupted into a… Read More

25 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of New Hope Church at Paulding County, Georgia.

The Battle of New Hope Church
The Battle of New Hope Church

During early May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman successfully outmaneuvered the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston fell back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. After Johnston retreated to Allatoona Pass on May 19-20th following the battle at Adairsville, Sherman determined to move around Johnston’s left flank rather than attack the strong Confederate defenses in his front. On May 23rd, Sherman set in… Read More

27 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of Dallas at Paulding County, Georgia.

The Battle of Dallas
The Battle of Dallas

During early and mid-May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman successfully outmaneuvered the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston fell back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. Stopped at New Hope Church on Johnston's left on May 26th, Sherman attacked Johnston's right at Pickett's Mill on May 27th. The next day, Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee’s corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj. Gen. John A. Log… Read More

06 Jun 1864

Participated in the Battle of Marietta at Cobb County, Georgia.

22 Jun 1864

Participated in the Battle of Kolb's Farm at Cobb County, Georgia.

The Battle of Kolb's Farm
The Battle of Kolb's Farm

On the night of June 18-19, 1864, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston moved into a defensive position on Kennesaw Mountain. Having encountered entrenched Rebels there stretching southward, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman extended his right to envelop their flank with Maj. Gen. John Schofield’s Army of the Ohio. Johnston countered by moving Lt. Gen. John B. Hood’s corps from his right flank to his left on June 22 to confront Schofield. Hoping to flank Schofield, Hood attacked, moving down Powder Springs-Marietta Road towa… Read More

27 Jun 1864

Participated in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain at Cobb County, Georgia.

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Fearing envelopment northwest of Atlanta, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston withdrew his army to a new defensive position astride Kennesaw Mountain near Marietta.  Johnston selected this position in order to protect the Western & Atlantic Railroad, his supply link to Atlanta. Prior to taking up this new line on June 19th, Johnston had pioneers working through the night digging trenches and erecting fortifications, turning Kennesaw into a formidable earthen fortress.  Having defeated Lieut.… Read More

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Patrick Henry Jones.

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General John W. Geary.

Brigadier General John W. Geary

20 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Peachtree Creek at Fulton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Peachtree Creek
The Battle of Peachtree Creek

Weary of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's pattern of retreat through northwest Georgia in the face of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advancing armies, President Jefferson Davis removed him from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood.  On July 20th, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Hood's target would be the Union corps of Maj. Gens. Oliver O. Howard and Joseph Hooker from Maj. Gen… Read More

22 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Atlanta at Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia.

The Battle of Atlanta
The Battle of Atlanta

Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac… Read More

05 Oct 1864

Participated in the Battle of Allatoona at Bartow County, Georgia.

19 Mar 1865

Participated in the Battle of Bentonville at Bentonville, NC.

The Battle of Bentonville
The Battle of Bentonville

After his march to the sea, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman headed north in early 1865 to unite with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s army in Virginia. Only Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston’s army stood between Sherman and Grant. After briefly blocking Sherman’s advance at Averasboro, North Carolina on March 16, Johnston struck Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum's wing of Sherman’s army near Bentonville on March 19. The Confederates ran into stiff resistance, as Slocum established a defensive position. Johnston's assaults con… Read More

07 Jun 1865

New York 119th Infantry mustered out.