Union Regimental Histories




Independent Battalion "Mean's" Loudon Rangers

Organized at Waterford, Va., and Point of Rocks, Md. Company "A" June 20, 1862; Company "B" January 26, 1864. Attached to Point of Rocks, Md., Middle Department, June, 1862. Railroad District, Middle Department, 8th Army Corps, to September, 1862. Railroad District, Dept. of West Virginia, to January, 1863. Point of Rocks, Md., 8th Corps, Middle Department, to March, 1863. Unattached, 8th Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Corps, to June, 1863. Lockwood's Command, 8th Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. Unattached, 1st Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to April, 1864. Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to April, 1865. Unattached 2nd Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to May, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at and about Point of Rocks and guarding fords of the Potomac River from Monocacy River to Brunswick to September, 1862. Action at Upperville August 27. Hillsboro September 1. Leesburg September 2. Edward's Ferry September 4. Siege of Harper's Ferry September 12-14. Capture of Longstreet's ammunition train at Sharpsburg, Md., September 15. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Point of Rocks, Md., until February, 1863. Moved to Brunswick February 1, to Bolivar Heights March 1 and to Berryville April. Scouting in the Shenandoah Valley until June 18. Moved to Harper's Ferry, thence to Frederick, Md. Duty there scouting and keeping open communications between Washington, D. C, and Baltimore, Md., during Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign. At Dripping Springs, near Point of Rocks, July 15-September 12. Scout into Loudon County September 12-16. Snickersville, Leesburg, Rector's Cross Roads and Bloomfield September 14. Neersville September 30. At Harper's Ferry until December, 1863. Charlestown October 18 (Detachment). Scout to Leesburg and skirmish at Big Springs October 26. At Brunswick until January, 1864, and at Point of Rocks until February. Actions with Mosby at Big Springs and Hillsboro May 16. Waterford May 17. Near Wheatland June 10. Mosby's attack on Point of Rocks July 4. Near Middletown July 7. Solomon's Gap July 7. Frederick July 8. Monocacy July 9. Leesburg August 21. Hamilton August 21. Duty in Military District of Harper's Ferry until March, 1865. Adamstown October 14, 1864. Leesburg November 28. Paxton's Store, Hillsboro, December 1. Expedition into Loudon County, Va., March 20-25, 1865. Purcellsville and Hamilton March 21. Mustered out at Bolivar, W. Va., May 31, 1865.



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

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