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“Washington Grays”

The 47th New York Volunteer Infantry lost 7 officers and 70 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 160 enlisted men to disease.

1861
Organized at New York
September 14 Mustered in for three years Federal service under Colonel Henry Moore, Lieutenant Colonel James L. Fraser and Major Daniel Lloyd
September Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Viele’s 1st Brigade, Sherman’s South Carolina Expeditionary Corps
October 21-November 7 Expedition to Port Royal, S.C.
November 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, S.C.
November 7-8 Hilton Head, S.C.
December 14 Major Lloyd discharged
1862
January 1 Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw River
January Captain Pierre C. Kane of Company H promoted to major
February 6 Reconnaissance to Wright River
February 11-
April 11
Siege operations against Fort Pulaski Ga.
April 10-11 Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the South
June 1-28 Expedition to James Island, S.C.
June 10 Action on James Island
June 16 Battle of Secessionville
June 28-July 7 Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head, S.C.
July At Hilton Head, S.C. attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South
August 5 Colonel Moore discharged. Lt. Colonel Fraser promoted to colonel
September 3 Major Kane promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain George Van Brunt of Company H to major
November 15 Lieutennt Colonel Kane discharged for disability. Major Van Brunt promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain David Allen of Company I to major
1863
March 17 Colonel Fraser discharged for disability and Colonel Moore re-enrolled
March 26 Captains Henry Arnold and Edward Eddy of Companies K and E, respectively, captured
March 31 Lieutenant Colonel Van Brunt discharged for disability
April Duty at Ossabaw Island and Folly Island, S.C.
April 1 Captain Albert B. Nicholson of Company A promoted to lieutenant colonel
July Attached to Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 7 Major Allen discharged
July 18-September 7 Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S. C. attached to 5th Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps,
July 27 Captain Christopher MacDonald of Company D promoted to major
August 17-23 Bombardment of Fort Sumter and Charleston
September Operations against Charleston and duty on Folly Island, S. C.
September 29 Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson discharged
October Unattached, Folly Island, S.C.
November 1 Major Christopher promoted to Lieutenant colonel and Captain Edward Eddy of Company E to major
November Attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C.
December Attached to Barton’s Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S.C.
1864
February 5-7 Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla. attached to Barton’s Brigade, Ames’ Division, District of Florida
February 7 Occupation of Jacksonville
February 7-22 Expedition into Central Florida
February 20
Battle of Olustee

Captain Henry Arnold, Lieutenants Charles Evry and Edward Hunting and 50 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 180 enlisted men wounded, and 76 enlisted men missing or captured

March 10 Occupation of Palatka
March Duty at Jacksonville
April 22-28 Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond, attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps
May 7
Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station

Captain John Smith of Company G killed

May 12-14 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Battle of Drury’s Bluff
May 16-28 Bermuda Hundred
May 28-June 1 Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor
June 1-12
Battles about Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 27 wounded, and 3 missing

June 15-18
Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 9 enlisted men wounded.

June 16 Siege operations begin against Petersburg and Richmond. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps
July 30
Mine Explosion

The regiment lost 1 officer and 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 12 enlisted men wounded, and 2 enlisted men missing

August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of the James
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 7 enlisted men wounded, and 34 enlisted men missing or captured

September 28-30
Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 7 enlisted men wounded, and 3 enlisted men missing or captured

October 20 Major Eddy mustered out
October 27-28 Fair Oaks
October 27 Colonel Moore mustered out
November 17 Captain Frank A. Butts of Company F promoted to major
December 7-25 Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps
1865
January 3-15 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
January 15
Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and1 officer and 6 enlisted men wounded

February 11-12 Cape Fear entrenchments
February 11
Sugar Loaf Battery

Captain James Scott killed

February 18-20 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
March 1-April 26 Campaign of the Carolinas attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
March 6-21 Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro
March 20 Lieutenant Colonel Christopher promoted to colonel
April 9-14 Advance on Raleigh
April 9 Captain Joseph McDonald of Company H promoted to lieutenant colonel
April 26 Bennett’s House; surrender of Johnston and his army.
May Duty at Raleigh and in the Dept. of North Carolina
August 30 Mustered out under Colonel Christopher, Lieutenant Colonel McDonald and Major Butts