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1861
June 11 Organized under Colonel William W. Boyd
1862
January 12 Colonel Boyd resigned due to rheumatism.
June 26 Captain James H. Neal of Company B promoted to major
August 16 Captain Frank Johnston assumed command of the regiment, which marched to Locust Grove and bivouacked.
August 20 Resumed march
August 26 Reached Manassas Junction and engaged the enemy, destroying the railroad bridge over Bull Run
August 27 Marched to Centreville and across Bull Run, moving to railroad cut.
August 28 Second Battle of Manassas

Supported Braxton’s Battery, then returned to railroad cut, engaging enemy until dark

August 30 Marched to Fairfax Court House
August 31 Stationed on left of division, moved up to battlefield.
September 2 Resumed march north
September 4 Major Neal returned to the regiment and assumed command as the regiment marched from Chantilly to Leesburg.
September 6 Crossed the Potomac
September 7 Went into bivouac near Frederick, Maryland.
September 11-14 Marched to Williamsport, crossed the Potomac into Virginia, then continued to Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry.
September 14 Drove in Union pickets and took up siege positions
September 15 Began to advance on Union positions when the Harpers Ferry garrison was surrendered
September 16 Passed paroled prisoners across the Potomac
September 17 Battle of Sharpsburg

Marched to Sharpsburg and arrived in the afternoon around 4, attacking the Union right. Was exposed to heavy musketry charging across a field of standing corn and another freshly plowed field but succeeded in driving the enemy from behind a stone wall and hlding that position against a counterattack.

September 18 Withdrew after dark across the Potomac to Virginia. Captain Johnston resumed command of the regiment.
September 19 Battle of Shepherdstown

Crossed the Potomac into Virginia, then skirmished with Union forces trying to force a crossing of the Potomac.

September 20 Enagaged the enemy at Shepherdstown
September 21 Marched to near Martinsburg and bivouaced at Camp Branch. Major Neal resumed command of the regeiment
October 1 Lieutenant Colonel Hutchins rejoined the regiment and assumed command.
1863
January 12 Major Neal promoted to lieutenant colonel
May
July 2 & 3 Battle of Gettysburg
August 20 Lt. Colonel Neal promoted to colonel
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville

Colonel Neal was killed.