Tuesday, July 14, 2009

48th New York Infantry


Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y., September 10, 1861. Left State for Annapolis, Md., September 17, 1861. Attached to Viele's 1st Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. Fort Pulaski, Ga., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to May, 1863. St. Helena Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., to August, 1863. St. Augustine, Fla., to October, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S.C., to January, 1864. Barton's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S.C., to February, 1864. Barton's Brigade, District of Florida, February, 1864. Barton's Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865. Dept. of North Carolina to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, S.C., November 7. Hilton Head, S.C., November 7-8. Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw River, S. C, January 1, 1862. Siege operations against Fort Pulaski, Ga., January 28-April 11. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 10-11. Garrison duty at Fort Pulaski till May, 1863. Tybee Island August 5, 1862. Skull Creek September 24. Reconnoissance on May and Savannah Rivers September 30-October 13. Kirk's Bluff, Coosawhatchie River, October 18. Expedition from Hilton Head to Pocotaligo October 21-23. Pocotaligo, Coosawhatchie, October 22. Expedition on U.S. Steamers Potomski and Darlington up Sapelo River, and destruction of salt works November 7. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., thence to St. Helena Island, S.C., May, 1863. (Cos. "G" and "I" remained at Hilton Head.) Moved to Folly Island, S. C., June, 1863. Attack on Morris Island, S. C., July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island July 18 to August. At St. Augustine, Fla., August to October. (Cos. "G" and "I" at Fort Pulaski.) Duty at Hilton Head and Beaufort, S.C., October, 1863, to February, 1864. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7. Expedition into Central Florida February 8-22. Battle of Olustee February 20. Occupation of Palatka March 10. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April 22-28. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Port Walthall, Chester Station, May 7. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluffs May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-28. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor June 1-12. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to December 7, 1864. Bermuda Hundred June 25. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Bermuda Hundred August 24-25. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-25. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Cape Fear Intrenchments February 11-12. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18-20. Fort Strong February 21. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Advance on Raleigh April 9-14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh and in the Dept. of North Carolina till August. Mustered out August 16, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 18 Officers and 218 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 369.

SOURCE: Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, p. 1422-3

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