1st Delaware Infantry
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1st Delaware Infantry Antietam
North Side of Bloody Lane

Monument Text

DELAWARE

1st DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS
COLONEL JOHN W. ANDREWS
3rd BRIGADE 3rd DIVISION II CORPS

On the morning of September 17, 1862 this regiment crossed Antietam Creek forming right of first line of French's Division. Advanced with heavy skirmishing through Roulette Farm and became fiercely engaged immediately, in front of Sunken Road. Withdrew to stronger position 100 yards north of here. 8 of 10 Company Commanders and entire color-guard killed or wounded

LOSSES

  OFFICERS MEN
Killed 3 26
Wounded 10 172
Missing --- 17
Total
230 of 708 engaged

ERECTED BY
DELAWARE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMISSION May 26, 1962


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North Hancock Avenue, Cemetery Ridge. Gettysburg

Position
Held by
the 1st Reg.
Del. Vol.
Infantry
2nd Brig. 3rd Div.
2nd Army Corps.
July 2nd
and 3rd
1863.

Erected by the State of
Delaware to commemorate
the gallantry of
her sons.
A. D. 1885

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(Surnames)

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Organized at Wilmington, Del., September 10 to October 19, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., October 20-21, 1861. Attached to Fortress Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1862. Weber's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Hamilton, Va., until May, 1862. Engagement between "Monitor" and "Merrimac" in Hampton Roads, Va., March 8-9, 1862. Expedition to Norfolk May 9-10. Occupation of Norfolk May 10, and duty at Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk until September 8. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Antietam, Md., September 8-16. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 30. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-6. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Williamsport, Md., July 13-14. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Blackburn's Ford October 15. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At and near Stevensburg, Va., until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon R. R., June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration North of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration North of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Yellow House October 1-5. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28, Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand review May 23. At Washington, D.C., until July. Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 146 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 118 Enlisted men by disease. Total 279.

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