Organized by direction of the President May 4, 1861, and confirmed by Act of Congress July 29, 1861. Organized at Fort Trumball, Conn. Moved to Perryville, Md., October, 1861, and duty there till March, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C. Attached to Sykes' Regular Infantry, Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Dept. of the East to April, 1865. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to -----
SERVICE - Moved to Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26. Gaines' Mill June 27. Turkey Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17.
Shepherdstown Ford September 19-20. At Sharpsburg, Md., till October 29. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Snicker's Gap November 3. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign, April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Moved to New York August 13-16, and duty there till September 14. Rejoined army at Culpeper, Va., September 24. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania Court House May 8-21; North Anna River May 22-26. 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 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to November 2. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Ordered to New York November 1, thence to Elmira, N.Y., and duty there till March, 1865. Ordered to the field, arriving at City Point, Va., April 4. Provost duty till May, and at Richmond, Va., till
Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 158 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 206 Enlisted men by disease. Total 374.