New York Infantry
"Fremont Rifle Regiment"
Organized at New York City and mustered in by Companies as follows:
Company "A" July 29, Company "B" August 5,
Company "C" August 14, Company "D" August
22, Company "E" August 27, Company "F" August
30, Company "G" September 3, Company "H" September
6, and Companies "I" and "K" September 16,
1861. Left State for Washington, D.C. September 16, 1861, thence
moved to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Viele's 1st Brigade, Sherman's
South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, October, 1861, to April, 1862.
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac,
to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army
of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army
Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st
Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd
Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to
May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to June
11, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to September,
1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November
7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor
and Hilton Head, S.C., November 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S.C.,
until March, 1862. Occupation of Edisto Island, S.C., February
11. Wilmington and Whitmarsh Islands March 30-31. Bombardment
and capture of Fort Pulaski, Ga., April 10-11. Expedition to James
Island June 1-28. Action at James Island June 8. Battle of Secessionville
June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head
June 28-July 7. Moved to Newport News July 12-17, thence to Fredericksburg,
Va., August 2-6. Operations on the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers
August 13-27. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September
2. Battle of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Chantilly
September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South
Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland
until October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to
Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 18. Battle of Fredericksburg,
Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
Moved to Newport News, Va., February 13, thence to Kentucky March
21-26. Duty at Paris, Nicholasville, Lancaster, Stanford and Somerset,
Ky., until June. Movement through Kentucky to Cairo, Ill., June
4-10, thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 10-14. Siege of Vicksburg
June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of
Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad
at Madison Station July 18-22. At Milldale until August 12. Moved
to Covington, Ky., August 12-22. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee
August 16-October 17. March over Cumberland Mountains into East
Tennessee August 27-September 26. Action at Blue Springs October
10. At Lenoir until November 14. Campbell's Station November 16.
Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Pursuit of Longstreet
December 5-24. Operations in East Tennessee until March, 1864.
Moved to Annapolis, Md., March-April. Campaign from the Rapidan
to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault
on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna
River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey
May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda
Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg
June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July
30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church
September 29-October 2. Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel
Level Road October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October
27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March
28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg
April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-7. Moved to Washington, D.C.,
April 21-27, and duty there until July. Grand Review May 23. Mustered
out July 28, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 96 Enlisted
men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 89 Enlisted
men by disease. Total 195.