Organized at Buffalo, N.Y., January, 1862. Moved to New York City March 7, thence to Washington, D.C., March 10, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Naglee's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. South, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March 28, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 20-23. Reconnaissance to Seven Pines May 24-27. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Bottom's Bridge June 27-29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe August 16-22, thence to Yorktown, Va., September 18. Duty at Yorktown and Gloucester Point until December 26. Reconnaissance to Gloucester and Matthews Counties December 11-15. Skirmish at Wood's Cross Roads, Gloucester Court House, December 14. Moved to Beaufort, N. C., December 26, thence to Port Royal, S.C., January 28-31. Camp at St. Helena Island, S.C., February 12-March 23. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. until April 3. Action at Cole's Island March 31. Occupation of Folly Island, S.C.. April 5-July 10. Action at Folly Island April 10. Attack on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 11 and 18. Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, and operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston, July 18-September 7. Boat Expedition against Fort Gregg August 17. Bombardment of Fort Sumter August 17-23. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Duty on Morris Island and operations against Charleston until April, 1864. Affair, Vincent's Creek, August 4, 1863. Moved to Gloucester Point. Va., April. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station, May 7. Swift Creek May 8-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-June 20. Attacks on picket line May 21 and June 2 and 14. Port Walthall June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Action at Deep Bottom June 23. Groper House, Deep Bottom, July 21. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, New Market Heights, August 14-18. Moved to Petersburg front August 26, and duty there in trenches until September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm September 28-30. Darbytown Road October 7. Reconnaissance to Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Johnson's Farm October 29. Duty in trenches before Richmond until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. Assault on Fort Gregg and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until August. Mustered out August 28, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 182 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 202 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.