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108th Regiment
Civil War Papers of Christian Suss
Donated and transcribed by Jim Suss

Christian Suss, enlisted July 21, 1862, in Company I, 108th New York Volunteer Infantry, to serve three years.
Promoted to Corporal.
Mustered out, May 28, 1865, at the close of the war.

The 108th New York Volunteer Infantry, “Rochester Regiment”, was recruited in July and August , 1862, at Rochester, N. Y. Mustered in, Aug. 10 - 18, 1862, for three years. Oliver H. Palmer, Colonel; C. J. Powers, Lieutenant - Colonel; and George B. Force, Major.

Left the State, August 18. Served in the Defenses of Washington, Department of the Potomac, from August 21, ‘62. 2nd Brigade, 3rd division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, from Sept. 6, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, from Mar. 25, 1864.

Service

Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., August 21 - September 6, 1862.

Maryland Campaign, Sept. 7 - 20.

Moved to support troops engaged at South Mountain, Md, Sept. 14.

Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17.
Charged the rifle-pits with the brigade, capturing 168 prisoners and colors of the 14th N.C. Infantry.

Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 11 - 15.

Assault on Marye’s Heights, Dec 13.

Chancellorsville Campaign. from April 27 to May 6 1863

Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1 - 3

Pennsylvania Campaign from June 13 to June 31.

Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2 - 3

Repulsed Assault of Pettygrew’s Brigade, July 3

Operations on Hagerstown Road and near Jones’ Cross Roads, July 10 - 13

Action at Falling Waters, Va., July 14.

Robertson’s Ford, Sept. 23.

Bristoe Campaign, October 9 - 22

Actions at Auburn Mills, Turkey Creek, and Bristoe Station, Oct. 14.

Blackburn’s Ford, October 15 - 17.

Mine Run Campaign, Nov. 26 - Dec. 2.

Action at Robertson’s Tavern, Nov. 27.

Demonstrations on Rapidan River with skirmishing at Morton’s Ford, Feb, 6 - 7, 1864.

Campaign from the Rapidan to Petersburg, May 4 to June 15.

Battles of the Wilderness, (Todd’s Tavern), May 5 - 7.

Battles of Spotsylvania, May 8 - 21.

Laurel Hill, May 10.

Bloody Angle, May 12.

Action at Landron’s House, May 18, 1864.

Milford Station, May 22.

Battles of the North Anna, May 22 - 26.

Totopotomoy Creek, May 27 - 31.

Action at Jones’ House, May 29.

Battles of Cold Harbor, June 1 - 12.
Assault at Cold Harbor, June 3.

Siege of Petersburg, June 1864 - April 1865.
Assaults near the Hare House, June 16 - 19, 1864.
Descent on Weldon R. R. June 21 - 23.
Action before Petersburg, June 22.
Operations at Deep Bottom, July 26 - 29.
Mine Explosion and Battle of the Crater, July 30.
Second Movement to Deep Bottom and Strawberry Plains, Aug. 14 - 18.
Battle of Ream’s Station, August 25.
Reconnaissance in force on Boydton Road, October 27 - 28.
Actions at Stony and Cedar Creeks, Oct 27.
Battles of Hatcher’s Run, Feb 5 - 7 1865.
Assault on Petersburg Works, Mar. 25.
Capture of entrenched picket line during assaults on Fort Steadman.
Actions on White Oak Ridge, Mar. 29 - 31.
Assaulted and carried the line near the Crow House, resulting in the Fall of Petersburg, April 2.

Actions at Farmville and High Ridge, April 7.

Surrender of Lee’s Army at Appomattox Court House, April 9.

March to Washington, D.C., May 2 - 12.

Grand Review, May 23.

Members not to be discharged were transferred to the 59th New York Infantry, and the remainder Mustered out, May 28, 1865.

 

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