The 111th New York Volunteer Infantry

A Civil War History


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Martin W. Husk is a project manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Martin W. Husk

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 258
Bibliographic Info: 51 photos, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4552-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5722-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface      1
1. Answering the Call      3
2. On to Harpers Ferry      17
3. A Regiment in Exile      29
4. Back to Virginia      39
5. Redemption in Pennsylvania      55
6. With Pride to Bristoe      79
7. Winter Campaigning      94
8. Overland Through Virginia      105
9. Marching to the Left      129
10. The Cockade City      139
11. Routed at Reams Station      151
12. The Siege Continues      161
13. The Last Campaign      179
Appendix A. “We Left Him at Salisbury”      203
Appendix B. Regimental Strength      211
Chapter Notes      213
Bibliography      237
Index      243

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Husk has written a much above average unit history that captures the experiences of the officers and the men who passed through a series of unforgettable and deadly experiences…this volume presents a richly human portrait of soldier life…Husk writes with great clarity and some vigor. The story of the regiment often comes alive in these pages”—North & South
  • “Very detailed account…highly recommended”—Civil War News
  • “Excellent”—The Lone Star