Organization and Service
Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in February 12, 1862, to date from June 1, 1861. Left State for New York March 10, 1862. Embarked March 14 for Ship Island, Mississippi, right wing on Steamer "Premier," and left wing on Steamer "Tamerlaine," arriving at Ship Island April 7 and 10. Attached to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Department of the Gulf, to October, 1862. District of West Florida to December, 1863. Defences of New Orleans, Department of the Gulf, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division, Department of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to June, 1865. Department of Texas to March, 1866.
SERVICE.--Duty at Ship Island, MS, until May 13, 1862. (Cos. "B," "C" and "D" detached at Fort Pike May 5 to Jun. 13.) Regiment moved to New Orleans, LA, May 13-16. At Carrollton until Jun. 15. Moved to Baton Rouge Jun. 15-16. Expedition from Baton Rouge to Vicksburg, MS, and operations against Vicksburg Jun. 20-Jul. 26. Hamilton's Plantation, near Grand Gulf, Jun. 24. Battle of Baton Rouge Aug. 5. Evacuation of Baton Rouge Aug. 20. Duty at Carrollton until Oct. 13. Ordered to Pensacola, Florida, Oct. 13, and garrison duty there until Feb. 20, 1863. Reconnoissance to Oakfield Dec. 29, 1862. Garrison, Forts Barrancas and Pickens, until Jun. 19, 1863. Expedition to Oakfield Feb. 17, 1863. Duty at Barrancas and at Santa Rosa Island until Aug., 1864. Near Point Washington Feb. 9, 1864 (Co. "B"). Expedition from Barrancas toward Pollard, AL, Jul. 21-25, 1864. Gonzales Station Jul. 22. Old members mustered out Aug. 10, 1864. Veterans absent on furlough Aug. 10 to Sep. 27. Left State for Department of the Gulf Sep. 30. Sailed from NY to New Orleans, LA, Oct. 4, arriving Oct. 13. Duty at New Orleans until Feb. 19, 1865. Moved to Mobile Point, AL, Feb. 19. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences Mar. 17-Apr. 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely Mar. 26-Apr. 8. Fort Blakely Apr. 9. Occupation of Mobile Apr. 12. Action at Whistler's Station Apr. 13. Expedition to McIntosh Bluff on Tombigbee River Apr. 19-May 9. At Mobile until Jun. 2. Moved to Brazos Santiago, TX, Jun. 2-5; thence to Clarksville Jun. 14, and duty there until Aug. 2, and at Brownsville until Mar., 1866. Mustered out Mar. 14, 1866.
Regiment lost during service: 11 men killed and mortally wounded, 15 died from accident, 6 died in Confederate prisons, and 379 died by disease. Total 411.
Source: Frederick H. Dyer, A compendium of the War of the Rebellion: compiled and arranged from official records of the federal and Confederate armies, reports of the adjutant generals of the several states, the army registers, and other reliable documents and sources, (Dyer Pub. Co., Des Moines, IA, 1908), Part 3, pp. 1647-1654.