The Civil War in the East

2nd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment


The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment lost 15 officers and 163 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 6 officers and 166 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg (right) .

Monument to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg


May 31 - June 8

Organized at Portsmouth under Colonel Gilman Marston

June 20-23

Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia

July 16-21

Advance on Manassas, Va.

July 21

Battle of Bull Run

Colonel Marston was wounded


Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. At Bladensburg and Budd's Ferry, Md. attached to Hooker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac


Attached to 1st Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac



Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

April 4-8

Moved to the Peninsula, Va.

April 10-May 4

Siege of Yorktown

May 5

Battle of Williamsburg

May 6-24

Occupation of Williamsburg

May 31-June 1

Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines

June 23-24

Picket affair

June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

June 25

Oak Grove

June 29

Savage Station

June 30

White Oak Swamp, Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale

July 1

Malvern Hill


At Harrison's Landing

August 5

Malvern Hill

August 16-26

Movement to Centreville

August 26-September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 27

Bristoe Station or Kettle Run

August 29

Battle of Groveton

August 30

Battle of Bull Run

September 1



Duty in the Defenses of Washington

October 10-12

Operations on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad

November 18-28

Movement to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg


January 20-24

"Mud March"

February 5-7

Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church

February 26

Ordered to Concord, N.H., attached to New Hampshire, Dept. of the East for duty there and at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth

May 25-28

Moved to Washington, D.C.

June 11

Moved to Hartwood Church, Va. and attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

July 2-4

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment brought 354 men to the field and was commanded by Colonel Edward L. Bailey, who was slightly wounded on July 2nd.


From the monument: "Engaged: 24 officers, 330 enlisted men. July 2, 1863. Casualties: Officers 7 killed, 14 wounded; Enlisted men: 18 killed 119 wounded, missing 35"

July 11-12


July 22-23

Manassas Gap

July 25

Ordered to Point Lookout, Md. and duty there guarding prisoners attached to Marston's Command, Point Lookout, Md., District of Saint Marys


April 7

Ordered to Yorktown, Va. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

April 22

To Williamsport

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

May 5

Capture of City Point and Bermuda Hundred

May 6-7

Chester Station

May 9-10

Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Drury's Bluff

May 16-27

Bermuda Hundred

May 26

Port Walthal

May 27-June 1

Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 8

Non-Veterans left front

June 9

Regiment detached from Brigade and assigned to duty at Corps Headquarters and attached to Provost Guard, 18th Army Corps

June 15-19

Assaults on Petersburg

June 21

Non-Veterans mustered out

August 18

Duty in trenches before Petersburg attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps

September 1

Ordered to Wilson's Landing

September 27-28

Expedition to Barnett's Ferry

October 1

Moved to Aikens Landing. Duty in trenches before Richmond attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps


March 4-5

Moved to Fort Monroe, Va.

March 18

To White House Landing to establish a depot for General Sheridan's Cavalry, and duty there

March 24-28

March to lines north of the James

April 3

Occupation of Richmond. Duty there and at Manchester


Provost duty in District of Northern Neck, Dept. of Virginia

December 19

Mustered out

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