The Civil War in the East

46th New York Infantry Regiment "Fremont Rifle Regiment"

The 46th New York Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 96 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 89 enlisted men to disease.

 

1861

 

Organized at New York City under Colonel Rosa Rudolph, Lieutenant Colonel Germain Metternich and Major Joseph Gerhard

July 29

Company A mustered in under Captain George W. Travers

August 5

Company B mustered in under Captain Julius Parcus

August 14

Company C mustered in under Captain Francis Muhlbauer

August 22

Company D mustered in under Captain Richard Riegel

August 27

Company E mustered in under Captain Philipp Schwickart

August 30

Company F mustered in under Captain John Henkell

September 3

Company G mustered in under Captain Carl Paulsackel

September 6

Company H mustered in under Captain Theodore Hohle

September 16

Companies I and K mustered in under Captain Peter Warmkessel. Left State for Washington, D.C., then moved to Annapolis, Md.

October

Attached to Viele's 1st Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps,

October 21-November 7

Expedition to Port Royal, S.C.

November 7

Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor and Hilton Head, S.C.

November

Duty at Hilton Head, S.C.

November 25

Lieutenant Anton Hinckel of Company D promoted to captain of Company K

1862

February 11

Occupation of Edisto Island, S.C.

March 30-31

Wilmington and Whitmarsh Islands

April

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the South

April 10-11

Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski, Ga.

Lieutenant Peter Lunkenbein mortally wounded

May 13

Lieutenant Colonel Metternich died of disease at Tybee Island, Georgia.

June 1-28

Expedition to James Island

June 1

Major Gerhardt promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Julius Parcus of Company B to major

June 8

Action at James Island

Lieutenant Carl Schlotzer wounded

June 16

Battle of Secessionville

Lieutenants Wilhelm Grotowsky and Ferdinand Sehrt and 16 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 13 enlisted men were wounded, and 2 enlisted men missing.

June 28-July 7

Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head

July 12-17

Moved to Newport News and attched to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

August 2-6

To Fredericksburg, Va.

August 13-27

Operations on the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers

August 16-September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

Captain George Hoesterreich and 8 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 13 enlisted men were wounded in the campaign

August 29

Battle of Groveton

August 30

Bull Run

September 1

Chantilly

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign

September 14

Battle of South Mountain

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed and 1 officer and 6 enlisted men wounded

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

Commanded by Lt. Colonel Gerhard, the regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Carl Schlotzer and 10 enlisted men wounded

September

Duty in Maryland

October 11 -
November 18

March up the Potomac to Leesburg, then to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men wounded.

December 17

Colonel Rosa discharged. Lt. Colonel Gerhard promoted to colonel and Captain George W. Travers of Company A to lieutenant colonel

1863

January 5

Major Parcus discharged and Captain Theodore Hohle of Company A promoted to major

January 20-24

"Mud March"

February 13

Moved to Newport News, Va.,

March 21-26

To Kentucky, attached to Army of the Ohio

March 27

Duty at Paris, Nicholasville, Lancaster, Stanford and Somerset, Ky.

June 4-10

Movement through Kentucky to Cairo, Ill. attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee

June 10-14

To Vicksburg, Miss.

June 14-July 4

Siege of Vicksburg

July 5-10

Advance on Jackson, Miss.

July 10-17

Siege of Jackson

July 18-22

Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station

July 23

At Milldale

July 27

Major Hohle discharged

August 12-22

Moved to Covington, Ky. attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio

August 16-
October 17

Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee

August 26

Lieutenant Gustav Ranhaus died of disease at Nicholsville, Kentucky

August 27-
September 26

March over Cumberland Mountains into East Tennessee

October 10

Action at Blue Springs

October

At Lenoir

November 8

Colonel Gerhard

November 16

Campbell's Station

November 17-
December 4

Siege of Knoxville

November 25

Lt. Colonel Travers promoted to colonel but not mustered

December 5-24

Pursuit of Longstreet

1864

January

Operations in East Tennessee

January 22

Lieutenant Herrman Mentzel was killed in action in East Tennessee

March-April

Moved to Annapolis, Md. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-12

Spottsylvania

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed and 2 wounded

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle"

May 18

Ambrose Stevens commissioned major with rank from May 7

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23

Jericho Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31

Totopotomoy

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

Lieutenant Theodore Markscheffel and 6 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 11 enlisted men were wounded, and 4 missing.

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

May 25

Major Stevens promoted to lieutenant colonel

June 11

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

Captain Heinrich Ohmes and 12 enisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Philipp Betz, 6 other officers and 23 enlisted men were wounded

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins

June 30

Lieutenant Colonel Stevens transferred to 123rd New York Infantry as colonel

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 16 enlisted men wounded

August 12

Lieutenant Peter French of the 81st New York Infantry commissioned major

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad

The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 5 enlisted men wounded

September

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps

September 29-
October 2

Poplar Springs Church

The regiment lost 12 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 13 enlisted men wounded, and 31 enlisted men missing or captured

October 8

Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road

October 15

Colonel Travers mustered out

October 16

Captain Adolphus Becker of Company D promoted to lieutenant colonel

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

1865

March 25

Fort Stedman

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed and 3 wounded

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 14 enlisted men wounded

April 3

Occupation of Petersburg

April 3-7

Pursuit of Lee

April 21-27

Moved to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

June 3

Major French discharged

July 28

Mustered out under Lieutenant Colonel Becker




 
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