Movement of Adrian Fay Movement of 94th NY Regiment

After furlough Adrian Fay attended a hospital at Odd Fellows Hall in Washinton D.C. at the end of January, then Fay was transferred to a U.S. General Hospital in Nicetown ( a nieghborhood of the city of Philadelphia, PA). Fay would be there until mid-May when Fay was transferred to a U.S. General Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. In June, Fay was transferred to Fort Wood in New York Harbor (Fort Wood would eventually become the base for the Statue of Liberty). In late June, Fay makes his way south to rejoin the 94th Regiment.

From early July to ealry September, Fay travels from New York City to Fort Ethan Allen in D.C. Then to Alexanderia and spends some time at Rappahannock Station, VA. In September, Fay is with the 94th again, but is injured again and on October 12, 1863 was sent to Carver Hospital in Washington D.C. Then from November to the end of the year Fay is stationed on David's Island, NY.

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The year of 1863 for the now combined 94th and 105th regiments was intense. The regiment participated in the Chancellosville Campaign and suffered the lose of a number of officers at the Battle of Chancellorsville from April 30 to May 6, 1863. The regiment engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, halting General Lee's Second Invasion of the North.

During the second half of the year the regiment, along with the rest of the Army of the Potomac participated in two other military campaigns across northern Virginia. The first, was the Bristoe Campaign, which was a series of unsuccessful minor battles to defeat the Army of Northern Virginia. The 94th regiment was involed in all four battles, Auburn from October 13-14; Bristoe Station October 14; Buckland Races October 19; and Across the Rappahannock on November 7, 1863.

The second campaign was the Mine Run Campaign. In consited of one prologned battle that lasted from November 27 to December 2, 1863. The battle was another attempt to break the Army of Northern Virginia, but failed. The Union forces were bogged down because of the Rapidan River and swamps along the river. The battle was mostly an exchange of artillary fire and eventually the Union forces would retire to winter quarters at Brandy Station, VA.

Click on PDF files to access letters: Group 1 (January 20 - July 27): index1863-1 & Group 2 (August 6 - December 25): index1863-2

 

 

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Monument for the 94th NY Regiment at Gettysburg, PA and was dedicated by the state in 1888.

The 94th New York was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Adrian Rowe Root. He was wounded on July 1st, and Major Samuel Mofffet took command. The regiment brought 445 men to the field and lost 12 men killed, 58 wounded and 175 captured or missing.

Dates of Letters and Individual Links:
July 20