61st Regiment Infantry

(1 year)



Field & Staff---NCO Staff---Unassigned

Organized at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, August to October, 1864. A Battalion of 5 Companies, "A," "B," "C," "D" and "E." Moved to City Point, Va., October 7-12, 1864. Attached to Benham's Engineer Brigade, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, and Army of the Potomac to March, 1865. Independent Brigade, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Engaged in Engineer duty erecting fortifications at City Point, Va., and picket duty at that point until March, 1865. Company "F" reported to Regiment November 17, 1864; Company "G" January 5, 1865; Company "H" February 15, 1865; Companies "I" and "K" March 15, 1865. Ordered to Petersburg March 28, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to City Point April 12, thence march to Burkerville April 16-20. March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Companies "A" to "E" moved to Reedville, Mass, June 6-8, and discharged June 17, 1865. Companies "F" to "K" organized as a Battalion and attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Provisional Corps. Duty at Washington, D.C., until July 20. Mustered out July 16. Moved to Reedville, Mass., July 20-22, and discharged August 1, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 20 Enlisted men by disease. Total 26.

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