T. J. C. Amory
, and, Dec. 11, took part in the expedition to Goldsborough
Dec. 30.—Company G was detached to perform outpost duty at Brice's Ferry.
This post was garrisoned by this company as long as the regiment remained in North Carolina
Jan. 17, 1863.—Seven companies of the regiment marched with a portion of the First Brigade on an expedition to Pollocksville
Having accomplished their object successfully, and having driven back the enemy at White Oak Creek
, they returned to Newbern
On the 20th of February, the regiment suffering severely from a steadily increasing sick list, six companies were moved from the barracks to Deep Gully
, as a sanitary measure; but, the shelter tents proving quite insufficient for the comfort of the men suffering from malaria, they returned in a week to the barracks.
On the 1st of March, Colonel Sprague
, with his regiment, was ordered to relieve the companies stationed at different points along the railroad between Newbern
and Morehead City
; also those at Morehead City
, and Evans' Mills
. March 30, Colonel Sprague
, in addition to his other duties, assumed command of the post at Fort Macon
On the 4th of May, the regiment returned to Newbern
greatly improved in health, and re-occupied their old quarters on the Trent
, afterwards removing to ‘Camp Wellington,’ near the junction of the Trent
and the Neuse
Some misapprehension having arisen concerning the time of the expiration of the term of service of the nine months men, the commissary of musters for the Eighteenth Corps issued a circular, leaving it to the option of the men to return home or remain; and no company of the regiment signified a desire to avail themselves of the offer in the circular to go.
The Fifty-first, on the 24th of June, was offered, with other regiments, to General Dix
, in his move upon Richmond
; and, with the exception of one hundred and eighty-three sick, the regiment embarked for Fortress Monroe
, and proceeded to Cumberland, Va.
, on the Pamunkey
After their arrival on the 28th, and report to General Dix
, he, finding the