147th New York Infantry
"Oswego Regiment"

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North Reynolds Avenue, at the Railroad Cut


New York
2d Brigade.
1st Division.
1st Corps.


Mine Run
North Anna
Cold Harbor
Weldon R. R.


Yellow House
Preebles Farm
Hatchers Run
Dabneys Mills
Gravelly Run
White Oak Road
Five Forks


Position 10 A. M.
July 1st 1863
Killed and wounded
Here 212
Killed and mortally
Wounded 76
Wounded 146
Missing 79
Total Loss 301
Number engaged 380

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Organized at Oswego, N.Y., and mustered in September 22, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 25, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., to December, 1862. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington north of the Potomac to December, 1862. Duty at Belle Plains, Va., until April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Culpeper, Va., until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.

Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 7, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 91st New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 154 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 175 Enlisted men by disease. Total 340. 

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