The 111th New York Volunteer Infantry

The 111th New York Volunteer Infantry

Author: Martin W. Husk

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457229

Category: History

Page: 258

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This regimental history follows the 111th New York Volunteer Infantry’s service from muster through victory. Drawing on many first-hand accounts and primary sources, it provides details on the towns from which the regiment was organized and the backgrounds of the men who served in its ranks. Battles in which the regiment fought, including Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg and Petersburg, are covered in detail, with close unit-level coverage as well as information on the overall strategy and the regiment’s place in the greater conflict. An appendix covers in depth the October 1864 capture of 83 111th soldiers by the Confederacy and their subsequent imprisonment, during which many died from hunger and disease.