The Civil War in the East

4th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment

The 4th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 82 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 194 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 18

Organized at Manchester and mustered in

September 27-30

Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Army of the Potomac

October 9

To Annapolis, Md.

October 21-
November 7

Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., attached to Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps

November 7

Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor


Duty at Hilton Head, S.C.


January 21-
March 2

Expedition to Florida

March 5

Occupation of Fernandina, Fla. Attached to District of Florida, Dept. of the South

March 12 to April 8

Occupation of Jacksonville, Fla. Companies E & F remain at Fernandina Provost duty

April 9

Regiment moved from Jacksonville to St. Augustine, Fla. and garrison duty

June 8

Cos. "B," "H" and "K" moved to James Island, S.C., . Action on James Island June 10. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., June 12, and duty there until April, 1863

September 6

Regiment moved from St., Augustine, Fla., to Beaufort, S.C. attached to Brannan's Brigade, District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South

October 21-23

Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C.

October 22

Action at Caston and Frampton's Plantations, Pocotaligo


April 4-11

Expedition against Charleston.

April 17-28

Expedition to North Edisto River

April 29

Moved to Folly Island, S.C. Attached to United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps


Siege operations against Morris Island


Assigned to 1st Brigade, United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C.


Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps

July 9-16

Expedition to James Island

July 16



Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and against Fort Sumter and Charleston. Attached to 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C.

September 7

Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg


January 17

Moved to Beaufort, S.C. Assigned to District of Beaufort, S.C.

February 20-22

Expedition to Whitmarsh Island.

February 23

Moved to Jacksonville, Fla. Assigned to Foster's Brigade, Dodge's Division, District of Florida

February 26

Return to Beaufort, S.C.


Veterans on furlough. Non-Veterans at Beaufort.

April 12

Non-Veterans ordered to Gloucester Point, Va.

May 4-27

Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

May 5

Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point

May 6-7

Chester Station

May 9-10

Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church)

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Drewry's Bluff

May 16-27

Bermuda Hundred

May 27-June 1

Moved to White House Landing, then to Cold Harbor. attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the Potomac

June 1-12

Battles around Cold Harbor

June 15-19

Assault on Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins. Assigned to

June 23 to July 30

Duty in trenches before Petersburg 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps

July 30

Mine Explosion

August 13-20

Demonstration north of James River

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains

August 24-25

Bermuda Hundred

August 26 - September 25

Duty in trenches before Petersburg

September 18

Non-Veterans mustered out

September 28-30

New Market Heights, Chaffin's Farm


Duty on north side of the James, operating against Richmond

October 27-28

Fair Oaks

December 7-27

Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Corps


January 7-15

2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

February 11

Sugar Loaf Battery

February 18

Fort Anderson

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

March 6-21

Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

March 22

Guard Railroad from Little Washington to Goldsboro

August 23

Mustered out

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