The Civil War in the East

13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment

The 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 84 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 92 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Concord

September 20

Mustered in

October 5

Left State for Washington, D. C.


Duty near Fort Albany, Defenses of Washington. Attached to Casey's Division, Military District of Washington

December 5-9

March to Falmouth, Va. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg



Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps

January 20-24

Burnside's Second Campaign "Mud March"

February 9

Moved to Newport News, Va.

March 13

To Suffolk

April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia

May 3

Providence Church Road, Nansemond River

May 4

Reconnaissance across the Nansemond

May 13

Moved to Portsmouth then to Yorktown

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign

July 1-7

Expedition from White House to South Anna River

July 8-14

Moved to Portsmouth

July 30

To Julian Creek. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Getty's Division, United States forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina


March 19

Moved to Yorktown


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

May 6-7

Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station

May 9-10

Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church)

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drewry's Bluff

May 17-27

Bermuda Hundred

May 27-31

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 15-19

Before Petersburg

June 16 - April 2

Siege of Petersburg and Richmond

June 19

In trenches before Petersburg


Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps

July 30

Mine Explosion Petersburg (Reserve)


Duty on the Bermuda Front

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

September 29

Fort Harrison. Assigned to duty as garrison at Fort Harrison.

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks


Duty in works before Richmond


Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia


April 3

Occupation of Richmond. First Regiment whose Colors were brought into the city.


Provost duty at Manchester

June 22

Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 2nd New Hampshire.

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