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“Continental Guard”

“Perry’s Saints”

The 48th New York Volunteer Infantry lost 18 officers and 218 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 131 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
September 10 Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y. under Colonel James H. Perry, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Barton and Major Oliver Beard
September 17 Left State for 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 Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, S.C.
November 7-8 Hilton Head, S.C.
1862
January 1 Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw River, S. C.
January 28-
April 11
Siege operations against Fort Pulaski, Ga.
April 10-11 Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski
April Garrison duty at Fort Pulaski, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South
June 18 Colonel Perry died at Fort Pulaski, Georgia. Lt. Colonel Barton promoted to colonel, Major Beard to lieutenant colonel, and Captain James Green of Company F to captain
August 5 Tybee Island
September 24 Skull Creek
September 30-October 13 Reconnaissance on May and Savannah Rivers
October 18 Kirk’s Bluff, Coosawhatchie River
October 21-23 Expedition from Hilton Head to Pocotaligo
October 22 Pocotaligo, Coosawhatchie
November 7 Expedition on U.S. Steamers Potomski and Darlington up Sapelo River, and destruction of salt works
December 24 Lt. Colonel Beard discharged
1863
January 1 Major Green promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Dudley Strickland of Company H to major
May Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., then to St. Helena Island, S.C. attached to 10th Army Corps. Cos. G and I remained at Hilton Head.
June Moved to Folly Island, S. C. attached to 2nd Brigade
July Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C.
July 10
Attack on Morris Island, S. C.

Captain Louis Lent and 5 enlisted men were killed and 18 enlisted men wounded.

July 11 and 18
Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island

Lt. Colonel Green, Captains James Farrell, Frederick Hurst and James Panson and 79 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captains Nere Elfwing and William Lockwood, Lieutenants James Barrett, Albert Miller and Joseph Taylor and 87 enlisted men wounded, and 1 officer and 63 enlisted men missing or captured

July 18 to August Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island
August – October At St. Augustine, Fla. Companies G and I at Fort Pulaski.
September 21 Major Strickland promoted to lieutenant colonel
October Duty at Hilton Head and Beaufort, S.C. attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C.
November 9 Captain William B. Coan of Company E promoted to major
1864
January Attached to Barton’s Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S.C.
February 5-7 Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla. attached to Barton’s Brigade, District of Florida
February 8-22 Expedition into Central Florida attached to Barton’s Brigade, Ames’ Division, District of Florida
February 20
Battle of Olustee

The regiment lost 1 officer and 498 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 143 enlisted men wounded and 22 enlisted men captured or missing.

March 10 Occupation of Palatka
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, Chester Station
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16
Battle of Drury’s Bluffs

Captain Samuel Moser and 23 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Van Rensselear Hilliard, 3 other officers and 79 enlisted men wounded

May 16-28 Bermuda Hundred
June 1-12 Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps
June 1-12
Battles about Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 1 officer and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Barton, Captain Albert Miller, Lieutenants Barrett and Aden Lippencott and 56 enlisted men wounded, and 14 enlisted men missing or captured

June 7 Lt. Colonel Strickland discharged
June 15-18
Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 12 enlisted men wounded

June 15 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin.
June 20 Captain John Fee of Company A mortally wounded near Petersburg, dying of his wounds on July 18 at Fort Monroe, Virginia
June 25 Bermuda Hundred
July 2 Major Coan promoted to lieutenant colonel
July 19 Captain Samuel Swartout promoted to major
July 30
Mine Explosion, Petersburg

Major Swartout, 2 other officers and 6 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 20 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 Captains William D’Arcy and John Tantum, 1 other officer and 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Captain Joseph Taylor, 1 other officer and 28 enlisted men wounded, and 11 men missing

August 24-25 Bermuda Hundred
September 28-30
Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 2 officers and 1 enlisted man wounded and 2 men missing

October 27-28 Fair Oaks
December 3 Colonel Barton mustered out
December 5 Captain Nere Elfwing of Company B 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

Captain James Dunn of Company E and 2 enlisted men were killed and 3 officers and 11 enlisted men wounded

February 11-12 Cape Fear Entrenchments
February 11 Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18-20 Fort Anderson
February 21 Fort Strong
February 22
Capture of Wilmington

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally woundedmand 1 officer and 9 enlisted men wounded

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 14 Lt. Colonel Coan promoted to colonel, Major Elfwing to lieutenant colonel and Captain James Barrett of Company H as major
April 9-14 Advance on Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
May-August Duty at Raleigh and in the Dept. of North Carolina
August 16 Mustered out at Raleigh under Colonel Coan, Lieutenant Colonel Elfwing and Major Barrett