3rd Delaware Infantry
 


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3rd Delaware Infantry Antietam
West Woods

Monument Text

DELAWARE

3rd DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS
MAJOR ARTHUR MAGINNIS
3rd BRIGADE, 2nd DIVISION, XII CORPS.

This regiment, worn down from active
service in the second Manassas Campaign,
went into action Sept. 17, 1862 with only
five officers and 120 men. It started
out on the right of the Union line in
front of the West Woods. After heavy
action along the Hagerstown Pike, it
helped repulse Confederate counter attack following rout of Sedgewick's Division.
Final position of the regiment, 65 yards
North of this point.

LOSSES
  OFFICERS MEN
Killed 1 5
Wounded 2 9
Total 17 of 125 engaged

ERECTED BY
DELAWARE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMISSION May 30, 1964

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Organized at Camden December 30, 1861, to May 15, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C., May, 1862. Attached to Slough's Brigade, Defenses of Washington, D.C., May, 1862. Slough's 2nd Brigade, Sigel's Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to January, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to October, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Defense of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 28-30, 1862. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley until August. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Sulphur Springs August 23-24. Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Sulphur Springs August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14. Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Frederick, Md.; Relay House, Md., and Elysville, Md., guarding R. R., and garrison duty in Middle Dept. until May, 1864. Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 29-June 15. Totopotomoy May 29-31. Cold Harbor June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Weldon R. R. August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon R. R. December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand review May 23. Mustered out June 3, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 46 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 80 Enlisted men by disease. Total 135.

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