Only two Companies organized, January to May, 1863. Left State for Dept. of North Carolina May, 1863. (Mostly attached to 12th New York Cavalry, which see.) Attached to Cavalry Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1863. Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. Sub-District of New Berne N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Raid on Wilmington & Weldon Railroad July 3-7, 1863. Kenansville and Warsaw July 5. Swift Creek July 18. Expedition to Tarboro and Rocky Mount July 18-24. Tarboro July 20. Swift Creek and Street's Ferry July 21. Scupperton July 22. Expedition from Newport Barracks to Young's Cross Roads, Swansboro and Jackson December 27-29. Expedition to Ob\nslow County January 27, 1864. New Berne February 1-3. Gale's Creek and Newport Barracks February 2. Raid on Wilmington & Weldon Railroad June 20-25. (See 12th New York Cavalry.) Mustered out at Raleigh, N. C., July 22, 1865.
Battalion lost 14 Enlisted men by disease during service.