Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

Acton men who served in the 2nd Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry:

Charles H. Clark, Co. I

Regimental history (PDF) extracted from:
Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866.
Prepared and published by authority of the Leigislature, by Augustus D. Ayling, Adjutant General. Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895. Digital edition online at The Internet Archive:
Part 1 (pp. 1-602):,
Part 2 (pp. 603-end):


Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized at Portsmouth May 31 to June 8, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 20-23, and duty there till July 16. Attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Hooker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. New Hampshire, Dept. of the East, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863.
Marston's Command, Point Lookout, Md., District of Saint Marys, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Provost Guard, 18th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE--Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., at Bladensburg and Budd's Ferry, Md., till April, 1861. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., April 4-8. Siege of Yorktown April 10-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Occupation of Williamsburg till May 24. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Picket affair June 23-24. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp, Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Malvern Hill August 5. Movement to Centreville August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Battle of Groveton August 29. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defences of Washington till November. Operations on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad October 10-12. Movement to Falmouth, Va., November. 18-28. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Operations at Rappahannack Bridge and Grave Church February 5-7. Ordered to Concord, N. H., February 26. Duty there and at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, till May 25. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 25-28, and duty there till June 11. Moved to Hartwaod Church, Va., June 11, and regain Army of the Patamac. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. .Williamsport July 11-12. Manassas Gap, Va., July 22-23. Ordered to Paint Loakout, Md., July 25, and duty there guarding prisoners till April, 1864. Ordered to Yorktawn, Va., April 7; thence to Williamsport April 22. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Capture of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Chester Station May 6.7. Swift Creek ar Arrawfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fart Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 1627. Port WalthalMay 26. Moved to White House, thence to Cald Harbar May 27-June 1. Battles abaut Cald Harbar June 1-12. Non-Veterans left front June 8, and mustered aut June 21, 1864. Regiment detached from Brigade June 9, and assigned to duty at Corps Headquarters till August 13. Assaults on Petersburg June 15-19.. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Duly in trenches befare Petersburg August 18 to September 1. Ordered to Wilson's Landing September 1 and duty there till October 1. Expedition to Barnett's Ferry September 27-28. Moved to Aikens Landing October 1. Duty in trenchels before Richmond till March 3, 1865. Battle of Fair Oaks Octaber 27-28, 1864. Moved to Fort Monroe, Va., March 4.5; thence to White House Landing March 18 to establish a depot for General Sheridan's Cavalry, and duty there till March 24. March to lines north of the James March 24-28. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty there and at Manchester till July. Pravost duty in District of Northern Neck, Dept. of Virginia, till December. Mustered out December 19, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 163 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 166 Enlisted men by disease. Total 350.

See also:

Gorman, Thomas. A Sermon on the Death of Lieut. Sylvester Rogers, Son of Freeman S. Rogers, of Nashua, who was Killed in the Battle of August 29th, 1862, near Bull Run. Nashua, N.H.: N.H. Telegraph Office, 1862.

Haynes, Martin A. A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion. Lakeport, New Hampshire: 1896.

Haynes, Martin A. A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers: its Camps, Marches and Battles. Manchester, N.H.: Charles F. Livingston, Printer, 1865.

Haynes, Martin A. A Minor War History Compiled from a Soldier Boy's Letters to "the Girl I Left behind me", 1861-1864: Dramatis Personae, the Soldier Boy - Martin A. Haynes, Company I, Second New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry:, "The girl I left behind me" - Cornelia T. Lane, now and for more than Fifty Years the Wife of the Soldier Boy. Lakeport, N.H.: Private Print of Martin A. Haynes, 1916.

Haynes, Martin A. Muster out Roll of the Second New Hampshire Regiment in the War of Rebellion. Lakeport, N.H.: Private Print of Martin A. Haynes, 1917.

United States National Archives and Records Service. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations - NEBRASKA First Cavalry Second Battalion, Cavalry, Omaha Scouts, Cavalry, Pawnee Cavalry, NEVADA First Battalion, Cavalry First Battalion, Infantry. NEW HAMPSHIRE First Cavalry, First Heavy Artillery, First Infantry (3 Months, l86l) Second Infantry.

Waite, Otis F.R. New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion. Claremont, NH, 1870.