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History of the 117th Regiment, New York Volunteers
By James A. Mowris, M.D., Regimental Surgeon
by Edwin C. Bearss
This superbly written regimental history relates the 117th's activities along
the Atlantic coast, including the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, the Siege of
Petersburg, the Battle of Chaffins Farm, Ft. Fisher, Ft. Gilmer, the Bermuda
Hundred, the capture of Ft. Fisher, and campaigns in North Carolina.
The regiment was formed in Utica/Rome, NY & the surrounding area in
August, 1862, and mustered out of service in June, 1865.
Includes a complete roster, a section of obituaries, illustrations, and
an appendix detailing prison life at Andersonville by Alexander McLean who was
captured before Drewry's Bluff on May 16, 1864, and paroled on April 23, 1865.
This reprint of the 1866 original has been completely indexed.
Illustrations of regimental officers have been added. 52 pgs, 5½"x 8½",
hardcover, illustrations, pH neutral paper.
Price: $28.95. ISBN:
James A. Mowris was born in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, and
practiced medicine in Grahamsville, Sullivan County until he joined the regiment
in 1862. After
his wounding at Fort Fisher, Mowris convalesced with his family in Saugerties.
Following the war he practiced in Syracuse and was living in La Fayette,
Onondaga County at the time of his death in 1903.
He is buried in the La Fayette Rural Cemetery.
Reviews: “Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists will applaud the re-publication of Surgeon James A. Mowris’s A History of the. . . I welcome this publication because the 117th New York’s service takes it to places and into campaigns that are not as well-known as those traveled or chronicled by soldiers in .such high profile armies as the Union Army of the Potomac.” ~~Edwin C. Bearss, Historian Emeritus, National Park Service
“Readers can be confident they have added a . . . reliable regimental history to their collection.”
|A History of the 117th
Regiment, New York Volunteers (Fourth Oneida)
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