Lincoln’s Banner Regiment

The 107th New York Volunteer Infantry


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About the Book

When the 107th New York Volunteer Infantry arrived in Washington, D.C. in August 1862, President Lincoln personally honored them with a regimental banner. It was kept by Secretary of State William Seward and never saw a battlefield—the 107th Volunteers saw many.
This book presents a day-to-day chronicle of the regiment’s actions during the Civil War, from Antietam to Chancellorsville to Gettysburg to their deadliest fight at New Hope Church. At the Siege of Atlanta, where citizens dug furnished caves to escape the shelling, the 107th took fire from determined rebel snipers and were among the first troops to enter the city.

About the Author(s)

George R. Farr is retired from a profession in manufacturing management and computer systems development. He has researched and lectured on the American Civil War, concentrating on a particular local regiment (107th NY Volunteer Infantry) that was organized in the city of Elmira. He lives in Elmira, New York.

Bibliographic Details

George R. Farr
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 371
Bibliographic Info: 11 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8977-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4801-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface 1
Introduction 3
1. Raising the Regiment 7
2. In Camp Near Washington, DC 40
3. Antietam 53
4. Maryland Heights and Antietam Ford 77
5. The Mud March and Hope Landing 103
6. Chancellorsville 120
7. Gettysburg 129
8. Guarding Tennessee 144
9. Bloody Georgia 166
10. Siege and Occupation of Atlanta 182
11. March to the Sea 193
12. The Carolinas 207
13. The Last March, the Grand Review, and Home 224
14. The 107th New York Volunteer Infantry Association Reunions 236
Appendix: Regimental Roster 269
Chapter Notes 341
Bibliography 351
Index 353