Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in May 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 25, 1861. Attached to Mansfield's Command to July, 1861. Butterfield's Brigade, Sandford's Division, Patterson's Army of the Shenandoah, to October, 1861. Gordon's Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade. 1st Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863.
SERVICE.--Near Martinsburg, Va., July 11, 1861. Expedition to Point of Rocks, Md., August 5. Guard and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac until February, 1862. Operations near Edwards' Ferry October 20-24, 1861. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 1-12, 1862. Occupation of Winchester March 12. Ordered to Manassas, Va., March 18, and back to Winchester March 19. Pursuit of Jackson March 24-April 27. Columbia Furnace April 16. Near Harrisonburg April 24. Gordonsville April 26. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17. At Strasburg until May 20. Retreat to Winchester May 20-25. Front Royal May 23. Battle of Winchester May 24-25. Retreat to Williamsport May 25-26. Bunker Hill May 25. At Williamsport until June 10. Moved to Front Royal June 10-18. Reconnaissance to Luray June 29-30. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. White Sulphur Springs August 23-25. Plains of Manassas August 26-28. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. At Sandy Hook and Maryland Heights September 22 to December 10. March to Fairfax Station December 10-14, and duty there until January 19. Moved to Stafford Court House January 19-23, and duty there until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out June 2, 1863, expiration of term. Three years' men transferred to 60th Regiment New York Infantry.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 46 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 50 Enlisted men by disease. Total 98.