12th New York National Guard

3 Months 1862


Left State for Washington, D.C., May 27, 1862. Mustered in for three months May 31, 1862. Attached to Railroad Brigade, Middle Department, 8th Army Corps. (Co. "A" detached at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md.) Assigned to duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June to September. Defense of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Maryland Heights September 12-13. Surrender of Harper's Ferry September 15. Paroled as prisoners of war September 16. Mustered out October 12, 1862. Declared exchanged January 11, 1863.

Again entered service for thirty days June 18, 1863. Moved to Harrisburg, Pa., and attached to 1st Brigade, Dana's Division, Dept. of the Susquehanna. Duty at Fenwick, Pa. Mustered out at New York City July 20, 1863.

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