July 31.—The regiment was ordered North
, and arrived at New York Aug. 8, proceeding to Boston
, and was mustered out of service at Readville, Aug. 20, 1863.
The Forty-third Regiment was in the Department of North Carolina.
It left the State
Oct. 24, 1862, and reached Newbern
about Nov. 1.
On arriving, it was ordered to camp on the banks of the Trent River
, Nov. 30; two companies were detached and ordered to Beaufort, N. C.
, under command of Captain Fowle
, where they remained till March 4, 1863.
The regiment joined the expedition to Goldsborough
, under Major-General Foster
It was under fire Dec. 14, at the battle of Kinston
, but, fortunately, without any injury.
Dec. 16.—It was again under fire, at the battle of Whitehall
, where it lost one killed, and three or four wounded.
Dec. 17.—It was detached from the main column, and sent, with a section of artillery and one company of cavalry, to Spring Bank Bridge, where the enemy was found in small force.
It drove them across the bridge, and then burned it, losing one man killed, one wounded; and was afterwards ordered to join the main column on its return from Goldsborough
In January, 1863, detachments from the regiments were sent out on picket duty at Bacheller's Creek and Evans's Mills.
On the 17th, the regiment, with other forces, marched on Trenton
; and afterwards was ordered to Rocky Run
to relieve the Twenty-fifth Regiment.
April 7.—It joined an expedition under Brigadier-General Spinola
, for the relief of Little Washington.
It came up with the enemy at Blount's Creek
After a short artillery duel,—the regiment supporting a battery,—it was ordered to retreat.
April 11.—It proceeded to the blockade, on Pamlico River
, on a call for volunteers to man three schooners loaded with provisions and ammunition, to run the blockade; thirty men of this regiment were selected.
They succeeded in doing it; were highly complimented for their skill and bravery by the commanding general
. One man wounded.
During April, the regiment was detailed for garrison and