New Hampshire Volunteers.
1st New Hampshire Regiment Cavalry
First organized at Concord, N. H.
, as a Battalion of four Companies October 24 to December 21, 1861, and attached to 1st New England
Cavalry, afterward designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, as Companies “I,” “K,” “L,” “M.”
Moved from Concord, N. H.
, to Pawtucket, R. I.
, December 22, 1861, and join Regiment.
(For history to January, 1864, see 1st Rhode Island Cavalry.)
Battalion detached from 1st Rhode Island Cavalry January 7, 1864, to form 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry.
Moved to New Hampshire
and on Veteran furlough and organizing Regiment, February to April, 1864.
7 Companies organized and ordered to Washington, D. C.
, April 23, 1864.
Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to February, 1865.
Cavalry, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to July, 1865.
At Camp Stoneman, D. C., till May 17, 1864.
Moved to Belle Plains
, Va. Guard Aquia Creek
S. R., and at Belle Plains
till June 6, then moved to White House
(A part of Regiment at Hanover Court House and Cold Harbor June 1-12.)
Riddle's Shop and White Oak Swamp
's Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad June 22-30.
Ream's Station June 22.
Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station
Staunton Bridge (or Roanoke Station
) June 25.
Sappony Church (or Stony Creek
) June 28-29.
Ream's Station June 29.
On picket duty at Light House Point and City Point
June 30-August 8.
's Shenandoah Valley Campaign
August to December.
Battle of Opequan
, September 19.
September 29 and October 2.
Near Columbia Furnace October 7.
( “Woodstock Races” ) October 8-9.
Battle of Cedar Creek
and Cedar Creek
, near Mount Jackson
, November 22.
Expedition from Kernstown
to Lacy Springs December 19-22.
Lacy Springs December 20-21.
Duty at Winchester
till February, 1865.
's Raid into Virginia
February 27-March 3.
Regiment led charge on enemy's works, capturing with the sabre 1,500 prisoners, all their Artillery and the flag of every Regiment engaged.
Detached from Division, to guard prisoners back to Winchester
, Mount Jackson
Lacy Springs March 5.
Duty at and in the vicinity of Winchester
, and in the Dept. of the Shenandoah, also at Poolesville, Md.
, till July, 1865.
Five Companies complete organization July, 1864, and ordered to Washington
, D. C. Guard and patrol duty and operations against Mosby
's guerrillas in the Defenses of Washington till March, 1865.
Joined Regiment in the Shenandoah Valley.
Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 28 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 112 Enlisted men by disease.
2nd New Hampshire Regiment Cavalry
Organized as 8th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry December 23, 1861.
(For history to December, 1863, see 8th New Hampshire Infantry.) Designation changed to 2nd Cavalry December, 1863.
Attached to 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864.
Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864.
District of Natchez, Dept. of Mississippi, to January, 1865.
District of Vidalia, Dept. of Mississippi, to March, 1865.
Post of Natchez
, Dept. of Mississippi, to June, 1865.
Duty at Franklin, La.
, till January, 1864.
Reenlisted January 4, 1864.
Ordered to New Orleans, La.
, and duty there till March.
Red River Campaign
March 10-May 22.
Advance from Franklin
Action at Natchitoches
Crump's Hill April 2.
Wilson's Farm April 7.
Bayou de Paul Carroll's Mill April 8.
Battle of Pleasant Hill
April 19 and 22.
Monett's Bluff and Cane River Crossing April 23.
Retreat to Alexandria
Retreat to Morganza
Expedition from Morganza
to the Atchafalaya
May 30-June 6.
Ordered to New Orleans, La.
, July 11.
Veterans absent on furlough July 11 to August 31.
Non-Veterans on duty at Camp Parapet.
Regiment ordered to Natchez, Miss.
, September, and duty there till January 9, 1865.
Operating against guerrillas, picket and garrison duty.
Non-Veterans ordered home December 23, 1864, and mustered out January 18, 1865.
Veterans consolidated to a Battalion of 3 Companies and ordered to Vidalia
Garrison, guard and patrol duty there till March 6, 1865.
Provost duty at Natchez
Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss.
, and there mustered out October 29, 1865.
Moved to Concord, N. H.
, October 29-November 6, and discharged November 9, 1865.
For losses see 8th New Hampshire Infantry.
1st New Hampshire Regiment Heavy Artillery
Company “A” organized as 1st Company New Hampshire Heavy Artillery and mustered in July 22, 1863.
Stationed at Fort Constitution till May 6, 1864.
Company “B” organized as 2nd Company New Hampshire Heavy Artillery and mustered in September 17, 1863.
Stationed at Fort McClary, Kittery Point
, till May 6, 1864.
These 2 Companies ordered to Washington, D. C.
, May 6, 1864.
Attached to Augur
's Command, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Corps, and assigned to duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. Company “A” at Forts Slocum, Stevens
and Batteries Cameron, Parrott, Kendall and Vermont
till November, 1864.
Ordered to Portsmouth Harbor
November 25, 1864.
Company “B” at Forts Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Lincoln
till February, 1865, when ordered to Portsmouth Harbor, N. H.