Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in November 21, 1862. Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf, and left State for New Orleans, La., December 16, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to September, 1863.
SERVICE.--Duty at New Orleans and Carrollton, La., until March, 1863. Scout to Pass Manchac, February 8-11 (Detachment). Advance on Ponchatoula March 21-24. Expedition to Amite River March 24-30. Duty at Bonnet Carre until May 7. Expedition to Amite River May 7-19. Action at Civique's Ferry May 10. Moved to Baton Rouge May 20, thence to Port Hudson, La. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27-June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at and near Port Hudson until August 22. March to Baton Rouge, thence ordered home for muster out. Mustered out September 10 and discharged September 24, 1863, expiration of term.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 149 Enlisted men by disease. Total 161.