UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS
2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry
Organized at Providence June, 1861. Left State for Washington,
D. C., June 19. Attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's
Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861.
Couch's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861.
Couch's Brigade, Buell's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to
September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army
Potomac, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army
Corps, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army
Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps,
Army Potomac and Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to
December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army
Potomac, to July, 1865.
- At Camp Sprague, Washington, D. C., till July 16,
1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. At Camp
Sprague and Brightwood, Defences of Washington, till March, 1862.
March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 11-15. Embarked at
Alexandria, Va., for the Peninsula March 26. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
Battle of Williamsburg
May 5. Slatersville, New Kent C. H., May 9. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May
31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove near Seven Pines
June 25. James River Road near Fair Oaks June 29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At
Harrison's Landing till August 15. Reconnoissance to Turkey
Island August 5-6, and to Haxall's Landing August 8-11. Movement
to Alexandria August 15-September 1, thence march into Maryland
September 3-18. At Downsville September 23-October 20. Movement
to Stafford C. H., Va., October 20-November 18, and to Belle
Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
"Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April
27-May 6. Operations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2.
Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem
Heights May 3-4. Banks'
Ford May 4. Deep Run Ravine or Franklin's Crossing June
5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. At Warrenton,
Va., till September. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to
line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7.
Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Brandy Station till
May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12;
Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient 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. Old members left front for muster out June 11. Mustered
out June 17, 1864. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg till July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C.,
July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12.
Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle
Winchester, September 19. Garrison duty at Winchester September
22-December 1. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 2-6. Siege of
Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign
March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit
of Lee April 3-9. Expedition to Danville April 23-27. Moved to
Washington via Richmond May 20-June 7. Corps Review June 8.
Mustered out July 13, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 111 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 74 Enlisted men by
disease. Total 196.
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