New York Infantry
"2nd Regiment Scott Life Guard"
Organized at New York City and mustered in June 3, 1861. Left
State for Washington, D.C., June 19. Attached to Wilcox's Brigade,
Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia,
to August, 1861. Howard's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to
October, 1861. Sedgwick's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army
of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd
Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st
Division, 3rd Army Corps, to June, 1863.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington,
D. C., until July 16. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle
of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington,
D.C., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15,
1862. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March 17. Peninsula Campaign
April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg
May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven
days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Oak Grove near
Seven Pines June 25. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern
Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to
Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-26. Pope's Campaign
in Northern Virginia August 27-September 2. Battles of Groveton
August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Duty in
the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until October. Movement to Falmouth,
Va., October and November. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December
12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth
until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle
of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Three years men transferred to 40th
Regiment New York Infantry June 3. Mustered out June 22, 1863,
expiration of term.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and
72 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and
39 Enlisted men by disease. Total 117.