United States Regiments & Batteries > New Hampshire > Fourth New Hampshire Infantry Regiment

The Fourth New Hampshire Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 82 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 194 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September 18 The Fourth New Hampshire Infantry was organized at Manchester and mustered in under the command of Colonel Thomas J. Whipple
September 27-30 Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to Casey’s Provisional Brigade, Army of the Potomac
October 9 To Annapolis, Maryland.
October 21-
November 7

Expedition to Port Royal, South Carolina

Attached to Wright’s 3rd Brigade, Sherman’s South Carolina Expeditionary Corps

November 7 Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor
November Duty at Hilton Head, S.C.
January 21-
March 2

Expedition to Florida

March 5 Occupation of Fernandina, Florida. Attached to District of Florida, Department of the South
March 12 to April 8 Occupation of Jacksonville, Florida. Companies E & F remained at Fernandina on Provost duty
April 9 Regiment moved from Jacksonville to St. Augustine, Florida and garrison duty
June 8 Compamies “B,” “H” and “K” moved to James Island, South Carolina. Action on James Island June 10. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., June 12, and duty there until April, 1863
September 6 Regiment moved from St., Augustine, Florida, to Beaufort, South Carolina attached to Brannan’s Brigade, District of Beaufort, South Carolina, 10th Corps, Department of the South
October 21-23 Expedition to Pocotaligo, South Carolina.
October 22 Action at Caston and Frampton’s Plantations, Pocotaligo
April 4-11 Expedition against Charleston.
April 17-28 Expedition to North Edisto River
April 29 Moved to Folly Island, South Carolina. Attached to United States Forces, Folly Island, South Carolina, 10th Corps

Siege operations against Morris Island

June Assigned to 1st Brigade, United States Forces, Folly Island, South Carolina.
July Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, South Carolina, 10th Corps
July 9-16 Expedition to James Island
July 16

Battle of Secessionville

July Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, South Carolina, and against Fort Sumter and Charleston. Attached to 1st Brigade, Morris Island, South Carolina.
September 7

Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg


January 17 Moved to Beaufort, South Carolina. Assigned to District of Beaufort, South Carolina.
February 20-22 Expedition to Whitmarsh Island.
February 23 Moved to Jacksonville, Florida. Assigned to Foster’s Brigade, Dodge’s Division, District of Florida.
February 26 Return to Beaufort, South Carolina.
March-April Veterans on furlough. Non-Veterans at Beaufort.
April 12 Non-Veterans ordered to Gloucester Point, Virginia.
May 4-27 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Department of Virginia and North Carolina
May 5 Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point.
May 6-7 Chester Station
May 9-10 Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church)
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16

Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

May 16-27

Bermuda Hundred

May 27-June 1 Moved to White House Landing, then to Cold Harbor. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James.
June 1-12

Battles around Cold Harbor

June 15-19

Assault on Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins

Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James

June 23 to July 30 Duty in trenches before Petersburg
July 30 Mine Explosion
August 13-20 Demonstration north of James River
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains
August 24-25 Bermuda Hundred
August 26 – September 25 Duty in trenches before Petersburg
September 18 Non-Veterans mustered out
September 28-30 New Market Heights, Chaffin’s Farm
October-November Duty on north side of the James, operating against Richmond
October 27-28 Fair Oaks
December 7-27 Expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Corps
January 7-15 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher
January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

February 11

Sugar Loaf Battery

February 18

Fort Anderson

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

March 6-21 Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
March 22 Guard Railroad from Little Washington to Goldsboro
August 23 The Fourth New Hampshire Infantry Regiment mustered out