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46th Regiment, New York Infantry

Organized at New York City and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company "A" July 29, Company "B" August 5, Company "C" August 14, Company "D" August 22, Company "E" August 27, Company "F" August 30, Company "G" September 3, Company "H" September 6, and Companies "I" and "K" September 16, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C. September 16, 1861, thence moved to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Viele's 1st Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, October, 1861, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of tbe South, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to June 11, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor and Hilton Head, S. C., November 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S. C., till March, 1862. Occupation of Edisto Island, S. C., February 11. Wilmington and Whitmarsh Islands March 30-31. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski, Ga., April 10-11. Expedition to James Island June 1-28. Action at James Island June 8. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head June 28-July 7. Moved to Newport News July 12-17, thence to Fredericksburg, Va., August 2-6. Operations on the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers August 13-27. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battle of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 18. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 13, thence to Kentucky March 21-26. Duty at Paris, Nicholasville, Lancaster, Stanford and Somerset, Ky., till June. Movement through Kentucky to Cairo, Ill., June 4-10, thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 10-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. At Milldale till August 12. Moved to Covington, Ky., August 12-22. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March over Cumberland Mountains into East Tennessee August 27-September 26. Action at Blue Springs October 10. At Lenoir till November 14. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Pursuit of Longstreet December 5-24. Operations in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Moved to Annapolis, Md., March-April. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. 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 16-18. 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. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-7. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21-27, and duty there till July. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 28, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 96 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 89 Enlisted men by disease. Total 195.
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