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The 4th Delaware Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 80 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 79 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
June to November Organized at Wilmington, Delaware under the command of Colonel Arthur H. Grimshaw, a physician.
September Ordered to Baltimore, Md. and attached to Defenses of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept.
December Ordered to Yorktown, Va. and attached to Busteed’s Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
December 28 Duty at Yorktown
1863
April 7 Expedition from Gloucester Point to Gloucester Court House
April 12 Reconnaissance from Gloucester Point to Hickory Fork
May Assigned to King’s Independent Brigade, 4th Corps, Department of Virginia
May 19-22 Expedition from Gloucester Point into Matthews County
June 4-5 Expedition from Yorktown to Walkerton and Aylett’s
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign; assigned to 4th Army Corps, Department of Virginia
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to South Anna River
July 2 Baltimore Store
July 8-14 Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to King’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
July – October Duty in the defenses of that city and at Centreville and Fairfax Station
October Guard Orange & Alexandria R. R.
November 16 Ordered to Delaware
December Duty in the District of Alexandria, Va.

1864

January Attached to 1st Brigade, Tyler’s Division, 22nd Army Corps. Colonel Grimshaw took command of the 1st Brigade as senior colonel.
May Joined Army of the Potomac in the field attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps
May 29-June 15 Rapidan Campaign
May 29-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-18
Assault on Petersburg

Colonel Grimshaw was wounded in the arm.

June 18 Siege of Petersburg begins
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 18-21 Weldon R. R. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
September 14 Colonel Grimshaw took command of the 3rd Brigade as senior colonel
September 29-October 1 Poplar Springs Church
October 1-3 Yellow House
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
December 7-12 Warren’s Raid on Weldon R. R.
December 9 Colonel Grimshaw resigned, “being again relieved from command of a brigade, and placed under his junior officer, a brevet brigadier general, and in view of the fact that the 4th Regt. Del. Vols. has three field officers and is reduced to the number of 217 men present for duty.”
1865
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29 Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run
March 30 White Oak Road
March 31 Gravelly Run
April 1
Battle of Five Forks
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12 Moved to Washington, D. C,
May 23 Grand review
June 3 Mustered out