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48th Regiment Infantry

 


Organized at Harrisburg September, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., September 24-25, and duty there till November 11, 1861. Duty at Fort Clarke, Hatteras Inlet, till May, 1862. Attached to Williams Brigade, Burnside's North Carolina Expedition, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. North Carolina, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to June, 1863. Unattached, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps. Army Ohio, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to April, 1864, and Army Potomac to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "H" and "I" at New Berne, N. C., March 14, 1862. Regiment reunited at New Berne May 23, and duty there till July 6. Moved to Fortress Monroe July 6-8, thence to Fredericksburg August 2-4. Joined Pope at Culpeper, Va., August 13. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. At Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 17. Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's second Campaign January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth till February 19. Moved to Newport News, thence to Covington, Ky., March 26-April 1. Provost and guard duty at Lexington, Ky., till September 10. At Knoxville, Tenn., till October 4. Blue Springs, Tenn., October 10. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Pursuit of Longstreet December 5-29. Regiment reenlisted at Blain's Cross Roads December 7, and on Veteran furlough till March, 1864. Left Pottsville, Pa., March 14. At Annapolis, Md., till April. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. Stannard's Mills May 21. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2, 1865. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. March to Farmville April 3-9. Moved to Petersburg and City Point April 20-24, thence to Alexandria April 26-28. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington and Alexandria till July. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 145 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 301.