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New York 117th Infantry, Company E (Union)

7/19/62

Organized - New York 117th Infantry, Company E - New York

9/20/64

Battle - Chaffin's Farm - Henrico County, Virginia

1/13/65

Battle - Second Fort Fisher - New Hanover County, North Carolina

Second Fort Fisher
Second Fort Fisher

By January 1865, Fort Fisher on the North Carolina shore was the last coastal stronghold of the Confederacy. The fort protected blockade running vessels entering and departing Wilmington, the South's last open seaport on the Atlantic coast. Maj. Gen. Alfred Terry was placed in command of a Provisional Corps from the Army of the James, and was supported by a Navy and Marine Corps force of nearly 60 vessels under Rear Adm. David D. Porter. Terry's orders were to renew operations against the fort that had fai…READ MORE

6/8/65

Mustered Out - New York 117th Infantry, Company E - New York

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