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Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November 7.

Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, S.C., November 7.




Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until April.

Affair Hunting Island, March.

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.

Affair at Pinckney Island August 21.

Expedition up Broad River to Pocotaligo October 21-23.

~ Skirmish at Coosawhatchie.

Caston's and Frampton's Plantations; Pocotaligo, SC October 22.

~ Engagements at Caston & Frampton's Plantations: 3 WIA.




Movements against Charleston February 16-April 9.

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 Battery Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18.

~ 2nd Assault on Battery Wagner: 2 KIA; 38 WIA and 6 MIA (Lt. Alvan H. Libby-KIA).

Siege operations on Morris Island against Batteries Wagner and Gregg and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, July - September.

~ 4 KIA; 27 WIA and 2 Captured.

Occupation of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7.




Ordered to Florida April 1, 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.

~ 35 KIA; 168 WIA and 15 MIA.

Bermuda Hundred May 16-31.

~ May 5-31: 39 KIA; 182 WIA and 16 MIA (KIA: Capt. Henry C. Ayer, Capt. Richard Ela and Lt. Eugene J. Burton).

Action at Bermuda Hundred June 2 and 14. Petersburg.

~ 3 KIA and 6 WIA.

Port Walthal June 16-17.

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond.

Deep Bottom July 21.

~ June 15-30: 7 KIA; 27 WIA and 1 MIA.

Present for Duty in July: 27 Officers and 548 Enlisted

Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.

~ 12 KIA; 71 WIA and 4 MIA. 

Strawberry Plains August 14-18.

Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 24-September 27.

Chaffin's Farm September 28-30.

~ 4 WIA and 1 MIA.

Charles City Cross Roads October 1.

Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7.

~ 1 KIA; 11 WIA and 13 MIA

Darbytown Road October 13.

Fair Oaks October 27-28.

~ 7 KIA and 10 WIA. 

Front of Richmond October 31-November 2.

Detached for duty at New York during Presidential Election November 2-17. (Ship: U. S. S. United States-Steamer Transport)

Duty in front of Richmond.




2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15.

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15.

~ 1 KIA and 5 WIA.

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.


Organized at Concord and mustered 1,047 Officers and Men on August 23, 1861.

Moved to Camp Scott, Long Island, N.Y., September 3, 1861.

Moved  to Washington, D.C., September 18, 1861

And to Annapolis, Md., October 4, 1861.

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.

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.


Source: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion