Union Regimental Histories

 

New Hampshire

 

1st Company Sharpshooters

Mustered into United States service September 9, 1861. Left State for Weehawken, N.J., September 11, and there assigned to 1st Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters as Company "E." (See 1st United States Sharpshooters.)

2nd Company Sharpshooters

Mustered in November 28, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., November 28, 1861, and assigned to 2nd Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters as Company "F." (See 2nd United States Sharpshooters.)

3rd Company Sharpshooters

Mustered in December 10, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 10, 1861, and assigned to 2nd Regiment Berdan's United States Sharpshooters as Company "G". (See 2nd United States Sharpshooters.)

1st Regiment Infantry

Organized at Concord and mustered in for three months' service May 1, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 25-28. Camp at Kalorama Heights until June 10, Assigned to Stone's Brigade, Patterson's Army of the Shenandoah. Rockville Expedition June 10-July 7. Action at Conrad's Ferry June 17. At Poolesville until July 3. Moved to Williamsport, Md., July 3-7; thence to Martinsburg, Va., July 8. Advance toward Winchester July 15-17. Moved to Charlestown July 18; to Harper's Ferry July 21, and to Sandy Hook July 28. Ordered to New Hampshire August 2, and mustered out August 9, 1861, expiration of term.

2nd Regiment Infantry

Organized at Portsmouth May 31 to June 8, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., June 20-23, and duty there until July 16. Attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Hooker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. New Hampshire, Dept. of the East, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. Marston's Command, Point Lookout, Md., District of Saint Marys, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Provost Guard, 18th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., at Bladensburg and Budd's Ferry, Md., until April, 1861. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., April 4-8. Siege of Yorktown April 10-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Occupation of Williamsburg until May 24. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Picket affair June 23-24. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp, Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Malvern Hill August 5. Movement to Centreville August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Battle of Groveton August 29. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November. Operations on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad October 10-12. Movement to Falmouth, Va., November 18-28. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15, "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. Ordered to Concord, N.H., February 26. Duty there and at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, until May 25. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 25-28, and duty there until June 11. Moved to Hartwood Church, Va., June 11, and rejoin Army of the Potomac. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Williamsport July 11-12. Manassas Gap, Va., July 22-23. Ordered to Point Lookout, Md., July 25, and duty there guarding prisoners until April, 1864. Ordered to Yorktown, Va., April 7; thence to Williamsport April 22. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Capture of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Chester Station May 6-7. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Port Walthal May 26. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-June 1. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Non-Veterans left front June 8, and mustered out June 21, 1864. Regiment detached from Brigade June 9, and assigned to duty at Corps Headquarters until August 13. Assaults on Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 18 to September 1. Ordered to Wilson's Landing September 1 and duty there until October 1. Expedition to Barnett's Ferry September 27-28. Moved to Aikens Landing October 1. Duty in trenches before Richmond until March 3, 1865. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28, 1864. Moved to Fort Monroe, Va., March 4-5; thence to White House Landing March 18 to establish a depot for General Sheridan's Cavalry, and duty there until March 24. March to lines north of the James March 24-28. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty there and at Manchester until July. Provost duty in District of Northern Neck, Dept. of Virginia, until December. Mustered out December 19, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 163 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 166 Enlisted men by disease. Total 350.

 

3rd Regiment Infantry

Organized at Concord and mustered in August 23, 1861. Moved to Camp Scott, Long Island, N.Y., September 3, thence to Washington, D.C., September 18, and to Annapolis, Md., October 4. Attached to Viele's Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. Guss' Brigade, Seabrook Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to June, 1863. St. Helena Island. S.C., June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to January, 1864. Light Brigade, District of Florida. Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865. Abbott's Detached Brigade, 10th Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, S.C., November 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until April, 1862. Affair Hunting Island, March, 1862. Reconnaissance up Savannah River to Elba Island March 7-11. Expedition to Bluffton March 20-24. Occupation of Edisto Island April 5. Affair at Watts' Court April 10. Reconnaissance of Seabrook Island April 14. Advance on Jehossie Island April 17. Skirmish Edisto Island April 18. Duty at Edisto Island until June 1. Operations on James Island June 1-28. Picket Affair June 8. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head June 28-July 7. Duty at Hilton Head until April, 1863. Affair at Pinckney Island August 21, 1862. Expedition up Broad River to Pocotaligo October 21-23. Action at Caston's and Frampton's Plantations, Pocotaligo, October 22. Movements against Charleston February 16-April 9, 1863. Moved to Seabrook Island April 23, thence to Folly Island, S.C., July 3. Assault on and capture of water batteries on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege operations on Morris Island against Forts Wagner and Gregg and against Fort Sumter and Charleston until April 1, 1864. Occupation of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Ordered to Florida April 1, 1864, and Regiment mounted. Palatka April 3. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April 25-29. (Veterans absent on furlough March and April, rejoining at Gloucester Point, Va.) Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Capture of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Chester Station May 6-7. Swift Creek May 9-10. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-31. Action at Bermuda Hundred June 2 and 14. Petersburg June 9. Port Walthal June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to January 7, 1865. Deep Bottom July 21, 1864. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 24-September 27. Chaffin's Farm September 28-30. Charles City Cross Roads October 1. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown Road October 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Front of Richmond October 31-November 2. Detached for duty at New York during Presidential Election November 2-17. Duty in front of Richmond November 17 to January 3, 1865. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Half Moon Battery January 19. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Smith's Creek and North East Ferry February 22. Duty at Wilmington until June 3, and at Goldsboro until July. (Non-Veterans mustered out August 23, 1864.) Mustered out July 25, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 186 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 152 Enlisted men by disease. Total 352.

4th Regiment Infantry

Letter written by Sergeant H. B. Morrison, Company D

Organized at Manchester and mustered in September 18, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., September 27-30; thence to Annapolis, Md., October 9. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Army of the Potomac, October, 1861. Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps to March, 1862. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. Brannan's Brigade, District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C., to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., to January, 1864. District of Beaufort, S.C., to February, 1864. Foster's Brigade, Dodge's Division, District of Florida, February, 1864. District of Beaufort, S.C., to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Corps, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, November 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until January 21, 1862. Expedition to Florida January 21-March 2. Occupation of Fernandina, Fla., March 5. Occupation of Jacksonville, Fla., March 12 to April 8 (Cos. "E" and "F," Provost duty at Fernandina until April.) Regiment moved from Jacksonville to St. Augustine, Fla., April 9, and garrison duty there until September 6. (Cos. "B," "H" and "K" moved to James Island, S.C., June 8. Action on James Island June 10. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., June 12, and duty there until April, 1863.) Regiment moved from St., Augustine, Fla., to Beaufort, S.C., September 6, 1862, and duty there until April, 1863. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23, 1862. Action at Caston and Frampton's Plantations, Pocotaligo, October 22. Expedition against Charleston April 4-11, 1863. Expedition to North Edisto River April 17-28. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., April 29, and siege operations against Morris Island until July. Expedition to James Island July 9-16. Secessionville July 16. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and against Fort Sumter and Charleston until January, 1864. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., January 17. Expedition to Whitmarsh Island February 20-22, 1864. Moved to Jacksonville, Fla., February 23, and return to Beaufort, S.C., February 26. Veterans on furlough March-April. Non-Veterans at Beaufort until April 12, then ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-27. Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5. Chester Station May 6-7. Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House Landing, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-June 1. Battles of Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to December 7. Duty in trenches before Petersburg June 23 to July 30. Mine Explosion July 30. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Bermuda Hundred August 24-25. Duty in trenches before Petersburg until September 25. (Non-Veterans mustered out September 18, 1864.) New Market Heights, Chaffin's Farm, September 28-30. Duty on north side of the James, operating against Richmond, until December 7. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-27. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher January 7-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Guard Railroad from Little Washington to Goldsboro until August. Mustered out August 23, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 82 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 234.

5th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Concord, N. H., and mustered in October 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 29, 1861. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. Concord, N.H., Dept. of the East, to November, 1863. Marston's Command, Point Lookout, Md., to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Camp at Bladensburg, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until November 27, 1861. Expedition to Lower Maryland November 3-11. At Camp California, near Alexandria, Va., until March 10, 1862. Scout to Burke's Station January 17, 1862 (Co. "A"). Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Reconnaissance to Gainesville March 20, and to Rappahannock Station March 28-29. Warrenton Junction March 28. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula April 4. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Temporarily attached to Woodbury's Engineer Brigade. Construct Grapevine Bridge over Chickahominy May 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Orchard Station June 28. Peach Orchard, Allen's Farm and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and to Centreville, Va., August 16-30. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run. Maryland Campaign September-October. Battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14 (Reserve). Antietam Creek, near Keadysville, September 15. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 21 to October 29. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Reconnaissance to Rappahannock June 9. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Moved to Concord, N.H., July 26-August 3. Duty at Draft Rendezvous, Concord, N.H., until November. Moved to Point Lookout, Md., November 8-13, and duty there guarding prisoners until May 27, 1864. Moved to Cold Harbor, Va., May 27-June 1, and join Army of the Potomac. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg, Va., June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1865. Deep Bottom, north of James River, July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Non-Veterans mustered out October 12, 1864. Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road March 31. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station April 2. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Saylor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12 Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 28, and discharged July 8, 1865. This Regiment sustained the greatest loss in battle of any Infantry or Cavalry Regiment in the Union Army. Total killed and wounded 1,051.

Death losses during service 18 Officers and 277. Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 176 Enlisted men by disease. Total 473.

6th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Keene and mustered in November 27, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 25, 1861. Attached to Williams' 4th Brigade, North Carolina Expedition, to April, 1862. Hawkins' Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. Bixby's Brigade, District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Expedition to Hatteras Inlet, N. C., January 6-13, 1862, and duty there until March 2. Moved to Roanoke Island March 2 and duty there until June 18. Expedition to Elizabeth City April 7-8. Battle of Camden, South Mills, April 19. Expedition to New Berne June 18-July 2. Moved to Newport News, Va., July 2-10, and duty there until August 2. Moved to Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg, Va., August 2-7. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Second Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md., until October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10. Sulphur Springs November 14. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 11; thence to Lexington, Ky., March 26-April 1. To Winchester, thence to Richmond, Ky., April 18. To Paint Lick Creek May 3, and to Lancaster May 10. Movement to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14, Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Milldale until August 5. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 5-20; thence to Nicholasville, Ky. Provost duty at Nicholasville, Frankfort and Russellville until October 25. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., and Provost duty there until January 16, 1864, Regiment veterans January, 1864, and on furlough January 16 to March 10, when ordered to Annapolis, Md. Non-Veterans at Camp Nelson, Ky., until March. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness, Va., May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient at Spotsylvania Court House May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Garrison of Fort Alexander Hays until April, 1865, Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assaults on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee to Burkesville April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 20-27. Duty at Alexandria until July. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 228 Enlisted men by disease, Total 418.

7th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Manchester and mustered in December 13, 1861. Left State for New York January 14, 1862 At White Street Barracks until February 13. Ordered to Dry Tortugas, Fla., February 12. Attached to Brannan's Command, District of Florida, to June, 1862. District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. St. Augustine, Fla., Dept. of the South, to May, 1863. Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to December, 1863. St. Helena Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. Hawley's Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to January, 1865. Abbott's Brigade, Terry's Provisional Corps, North Carolina, to March, 1865. Abbott's Detached Brigade, 10th Army Corps, North Carolina, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Dry Tortugas, Fla., until June 16, 1862. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., June 16, and duty there until September 15. Moved to St. Augustine, Fla., September 15, and duty there until May 10, 1863. Skirmish near St. Augustine March 9 (Detachment). At Fernandina, Fla., until June 15. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C.; thence to Folly Island, S.C., June 15-19. Siege operations against Morris Island until July 10. Assault on Water Batteries on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. C., July 11 and 18. Siege of Fort Wagner July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Siege operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., until December 20. Moved to St. Helena Island, S.C., December 20, and duty there until February, 1864. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-6, and from Jacksonville to Lake City, Fla., February 7-22. Battle of Olustee, Fla., February 20. Duty at Jacksonville until April. Ordered to Gloucester Point, Va., April 4. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-August 13. Action at Petersburg June 9. Port Walthal June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to January 3, 1865. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Battle of Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. In trenches before Petersburg until September 25. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown and Charles City Cross Roads October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Front of Richmond October 31-November 2. Detachment for duty at New York City and Staten Island, New York Harbor, during Presidential election November 2-17. Duty in front of Richmond north of the James River November 17, 1864, to January 3, 1865. Second Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Half Moon Battery January 19. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. North East Ferry February 22. Duty at Wilmington until June, and at Goldsborough, N. C., until July. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 169 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 241 Enlisted men by disease. Total 426.

 

8th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Manchester and mustered in December 23, 1861. Left State for Boston, Mass., January 24, 1862; thence sailed for Ship Island, Miss., February 15, arriving there March 15. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expedition to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1862. Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Ship Island kill April, 1862. Occupation of Forts Wood and Pike, Lake Pontchatrain, May 5. Moved to New Orleans and duty at Camp Parapet until October. Expedition to Lake Pontchatrain July 23-August 2. Operations in District of LaFourche October 24-November 6. Occupation of Donaldsonville October 25. Action at Georgia Landing, near Labadieville, October 27, and at Thibodeauxville October 27. Duty in the District of LaFourche until March, 1863. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 12-14, 1863. Steamer "Cotton" January 14. Operations on Bayou Plaquemine and the Black and Atchafalaya Rivers February 12-28. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Irish Bend April 14. Expedition from Opelousas to Chicotsville and Bayou Boeuff May 1. Expedition to Alexandria on Red River May 5-17. Movement from Alexandria to Port Hudson May 17-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 8. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Expedition to Nibletts Bluff May 26-29. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., August 22. Sabine Pass Expedition September 4-11. Moved to Camp Bisland September 15 and duty there until October. Moved to Opelousas, thence to Franklin December --. Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd New Hampshire Cavalry December, 1863. (See 2nd New Hampshire Cavalry.)

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 94 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 256 Enlisted men by disease. Total 360.

9th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Concord and mustered in August 15, 1862, Left State for Washington, D.C., August 25, 1862. At Arlington Heights, Va., until September 6. March to Monocacy River to join army September 6-13. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14, 1862. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md., until October 27, 1862. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Waterloo Bridge November 9-10. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 11; thence to Lexington, Ky., March 25-31, Duty in the Blue Grass Region of Kentucky until June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. At Milldale, Miss., until August 10. Moved to Covington, Ky., August 10-21; thence to Camp Nelson, Ky., August 25. Duty guarding railroad between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Camp Nelson, Ky., until January, 1864. Moved to Camp Burnside January 15. March to Knoxville, Tenn., February 19-March 17. March across Cumberland Mountains to Camp Burnside and Nicholasville, Ky., March 21-31. Moved to Annapolis, Md., April 2-5. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient at Spotsylvania Court House May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Garrison, Fort Alexander Hays, until April, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-6. Detached to guard Ewell's Army April 6. Moved to Alexandria April 20-27 and duty there until June. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 10, 1865. Recruits transferred to 6th New Hampshire Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 145 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 409.

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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