108th New York Infantry
"Rochester Regiment"

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North Hancock Avenue, Ziegler's Grove Gettysburg

108th N. Y. Infty
Occupied this
Position July 2 & 3 1863.
Supporting Battery I. 1 U. S. Art.
During the Artillery duel on the
Afternoon of July 3, it
sustained a terrific fire
without being able to return a shot
Number engaged 200.
Killed 16, Wounded 86, Total 102.
During the charge the left of the  Confederate line
lapped its front and came within 50 yards
of it before breaking. The 108th N. Y. Infty was
 recruited and mustered into the service at
Rochester N. Y. Aug 16, 1862.
it participated in all the battles of the 2nd Corps.
From Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, to the surrender
at Appomattox Apr. 9, 1865.  Having been actively
engaged 28 times.

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Organized at Rochester and mustered in August 18, 1862. Moved to New York August 19, thence to Washington, D.C., August 22, 1862. Attached to Whipple's Command, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1865.

SERVICE.--Maryland Campaign September 6-22, 1862. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. (Regiment lost 196 killed and wounded in this its first battle.) Duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22 to October 30. Reconnaissance to Charleston October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad until September 12. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Picket duty on the Rapidan until October 8. Bristoe Campaign October 8-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 1-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26, On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 29-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out May 28, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 59th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 87 Enlisted men by disease. Total 191.

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