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Huzzah for the Regulars!
12th Regiment U.S. Infantry Organized by direction of the President, May 4, 1861 Confirmed by act of Congress, July 29, 1861 Organized at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York Harbor 1st Battalion, 739 men, moved to Washington, D. C., March 5, 1862 Attached to Sykes Regular Infantry, Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac to May 1862 2nd Battalion, moved towards Washington, D. C., May 20, 1862 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps to August, 1863 Dept. of the East to September, 1863 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps to March, 1864 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps to November, 1864 Dept. of the East to July, 1865 SERVICE RECORD 1862 Virginia Peninsula, March 1862. Siege of Yorktown, April 5 - May 4 Harper's Ferry, May 26 - July 1 (2nd Battalion) Seven Days before Richmond, June 25-July 1 Battles of Mechanicsville, June 26 Gaines Mill, June 27 Turkey Bridge, June 30 Malvern Hill, July 1 Movement to Martinsburg, July 1 (2nd Battalion) Moved through Middletown, Springville, to Warrenton, July 5 - August 2 (2nd Battalion) At Harrisons Landing until August 16. Cedar Mountain, August 9th, (2nd Battalion) Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville, August 16-28 Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia, August 28-September 2 Battles of Groveton, August 29 Bull Run, August 30 Maryland Campaign September 6-22 Battle of Antietam, September 16-17 Shepherdstown Ford, September, 19-20 At Sharpsburg, Maryland until October 29. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown, October 16-17 Movement to Falmouth, Virginia, October 29 - November 19 Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12-15 1863 "Mud March", January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign, April 27 - May 6 Battle of Chancellorville, May 1-5. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Campaign, June 11 - July 24 Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3 Pursuit of Lee, July 5-24 Moved to New York City, August 16-19 (Cos. "F" and "H", 2nd Battalion, New York riots July 1863) Duty in New York until September 14, Rejoined army in Culpeper, Va., September 22 Bristoe Campaign, October 9-22. Advance to the line of the Rappahannock, November 7-8 Mine Run Campaign, November 26 - December 2 1864 Rapidan Campaign: Battles of the Wilderness, May 5-7 Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21 North Anna River, May 22-26 On the line the Pamunkey, May 26-28 Totopotomy, May 28-31 Cold Harbor, June 1-12 Bethesda Church, June 1-3 Before Petersburg, June 16-18 Siege of Petersburg, June 16 - November 2 Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve) Weldon Railroad, August 18-21 Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29 - October 2 Boydton Plank Road, Hatchers Run, October 27-28 Moved to New York, November 2-6 1st Battalion on duty at Elmira, N.Y. 2nd Battalion at Fort Hamilton N.Y. until July 1865
Regiment lost during service 8 officers and 118 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 3 officers and 190 enlisted men by disease. Total 319