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Fourth Brigade, First Division

Captain H A Barum, 12th New York Infantry, Company I

Captain H A Barum, 12th New York Infantry, Company I

Twelfth New York Infantry

Mustered in United States service for three months 13 May, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 30 May, 1861. Remustered for two years 2 August, 1861

COLONEL E L WALRATH
Colonel E L Walrath, 51st New York State Militia, was appointed colonel, 12th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 7 May, 1861, and resigned on 25 September, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL R M RICHARDSON
J L Graham was appointed lieutenant colonel, 12th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 7 May, 1861, and was discharged on 30 June, 1861. R M Richardson was appointed lieutenant colonel, 12th New York Infantry, on 29 June, 1861, dated 19 June, 1861.

MAJOR J LOUIS
Major L Louis, 51st New York State Militia, was appointed major, 12th New York Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, dated 7 May, 1861, and was killed by a fall from his horse at Washington, D. C., on 21 October, 1861.

Company A: CAPT. M H CHURCH
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on 30 April, 1861, dated 23 April, 1861, and Captain M H Church, 51st New York State Militia, Company A, was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company A, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. A detachment (20), under the command of Second Lieutenant C B Randall, 12th New York Infantry, Company A, was assigned to Brethschneider's Battalion Light Infantry, under the command of Captian G R Brethschneider, 2nd Michigan Infantry, Company E, on 14 July, 1861, and Captain M H Church, 12th New York Infantry, Company A, was discharged on 20 September, 1861 (See Brethschneider's Battalion Infantry). He resigned on 21 September, 1861, and the 12th New York Infantry, Companies A and E, were consolidated as Company A (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862.
Company B: CAPT. J BRAND
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on 24 April, 1861, and arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 2 May, 1861. Captain J Brand, 51st New York State Militia, Company B, was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company B, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861, and resigned on 25 October, 1861. The 12th New York Infantry, Companies B, F, and H, were consolidated as Company H (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862, and the 12th New York Infantry, Company B (2nd), was organised at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862. The 12th New York Infantry, Company B (2nd), was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 5 February, 1862 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).
Company C: CAPT. D DRISCOLL, JR.
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on 29 April, 1861, and Captain D Driscoll, Jr., , 51st New York State Militia, Company C, was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company C, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. The 12th New York Infantry, Companies C and K, were consolidated as Company K (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862, and the 12th New York Infantry, Company C (2nd), was organised at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862. The company was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 5 February, 1862 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).
Company D: CAPT. G W STONE
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Homer, Cortland County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and G W Stone was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company D, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain G W Stone, 12th New York Infantry, Company D, resigned on 9 July, 1861, and the 12th New York Infantry, Companies D and I, were consolidated as Company I (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862. The 12th New York Infantry, Company D (2nd), was organised at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 5 February, 1862 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).
Company E: CAPT. J M BROWER
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on (?) April or May, 1861, and J M Brower was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company E, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. A detachment of twenty men, under the command of Second Lieutenant C B Randall, 12th New York Infantry, Company A, were assigned to Brethschneider's Battalion Light Infantry, under the command of Captian G R Brethschneider, 2nd Michigan Infantry, Company E, on 14 July, 1861, and the 12th New York Infantry, Companies A and E, were consolidated as Company A (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862 (See Brethschneider's Battalion Infantry).
Company F: CAPT. M W LOCKE
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Liverpool, Onondaga County, New York, on 24 April, 1861, and M W Locke was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company F, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain M W Locke, 12th New York Infantry, Company F, was discharged on 14 November, 1861, and the 12th New York Infantry, Companies B, F, and H, were consolidated as Company H (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862. The 12th New York Infantry, Company F (2nd), was organised at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 5 February, 1862 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).
Company G: CAPT. J C IRISH
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Canastota, Madison County, New York, on 1 May, 1861, dated 24 April, 1861, and J C Irish was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company G, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain J C Irish, 12th New York Infantry, Company G, was discharged on 3 September, 1861, and resigned between due to sickness between 10 and 15 September, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. G W COLE
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Canastota, Madison County, New York, on 28 April, 1861, dated 23 April, 1861, and G W Cole was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company H, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain G W Cole, 12th New York Infantry, Company H, was appointed major, 3rd New York Cavalry, by Special Orders No.69, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 September, 1861, and the 12th New York Infantry, Companies B, F, and H, were consolidated as Company H (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862.
Company I: CAPT. H A BARNUM
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on 29 April, 1861, and H A Barnum was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company I, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. Captain H A Barnum, 12th New York Infantry, Company I, was appointed major, 12th New York Infantry, on 29 October, 1861, dated 22 October, 1861, and the 12th New York Infantry, Companies D and I, were consolidated as Company I (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862.
Company K: CAPT. A J ROOT
The company was accepted in state service for two years at Batavia, Genesee County, New York, on 24 April, 1861, and A I Root was appointed captain, 12th New York Infantry, Company K, on 4 July, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. The 12th New York Infantry, Companies C and K, were consolidated as Company K (2nd) by Special Orders No. 27, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 February, 1862.

Sources

"The twelfth regiment, New York volunteers, yesterday marched through here, accompanied by a large wagon train with camp equipage, baggage, & c. They take the place of the District Volunteers withdrawn from the Chain Bridge."

The Evening Star, 11 July, 1861 - Georgetown, 11 July, 1861

"The Twelfth regiment of New York volunteers, Col. Walrath, left their camp, near Benning's Bridge, later in the afternoon, and went over by way of the Chain Bridge."

The National Republican, 11 July, 1861 - Gone into Virginia

"On 3 February, 1862, the 12th New York Infantry was consolidated into five companies, A, G, H, I and K; Company B being merged into H; C into K; D into I and K; E into A; F into H. On 8 February, 1862, the 12th New York State Militia was consolidated into five companies B, C, D, E and F and joined the battalion of five companies of the 12th New York Infantry, companies A, G, H, I and K, and completed the reorganisation."

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 3, by Frederick Phisterer.

"The regiment was thoroughly reorganised in January, 1862, at Upton Hill, Virginia, under the consolidation of recruits raised by Col. Henry A. Weeks ostensibly for the Twelfth New York militia of the city of New York."

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Eighty-ninth session, 1866, Volume 4, Nos. 61 to 85 inclusive, by New York Legislature Assembly

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 43, Serial No.55: Record of events for Twelfth New York Infantry, May 1861-May 1864, edited by James B Hewett

Notes

The 12th New York Infantry was accepted in state service on 30 April, 1861, and was organised at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 7 May, 1861.

Organisation of 51st Regiment (486), Twenty-fourth Brigade, Sixth Division, New York State Militia, 8 January, 1861: Colonel E L Walrath, Lieutennat Colonel (Vacant), Major J Louis; Company A (37), Captain M H Church; Company B (56), Captain J Brand; Company C (63), Captain D Driscoll, Jr.; Company D (40), Captain J Schnauber; Company E (50), Captain G Sniper; Company F (20), Captain R W Talbot; Company G (30), Captain C E Greenlow; Company H (55), Captain Onneth; Company R (Cavalry) (47), Captain J L Graham; Company L (Artillery) (44), Captain F Mahler

Accepted in state service, Homer, Cortland County; Syracuse & Liverpool, Onondaga County; Batavia, Genesee County; & Canastota, Madison County, New York, 23 April-(?) May, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry, Company D, was accepted in state service at Homer, Cortland County, New York, on 23 April, 1861; Company B at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on 24 April, 1861; Company F at Liverpool, Onondaga County, New York, on 24 April, 1861; Company K at Batavia, Genesee County, New York, on 24 April, 1861; Company H at Canastota, Madison County, New York, on 28 April, 1861; Company C at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on 29 April, 1861; Company A at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on 30 April, 1861; company G at Canastota, Madison County, New York, on 1 May, 1861; and Company E (?) at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, on (?0 April or May, 1861.

Note: The 12th New York Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, under the call for 75,000 troops to serve three months by President A Lincoln on 15 April, 1861, and was accepted in state service for two years on 8 May, 1861.

Syracuse, Onondaga County, to Elmira, Chemung County, New York, 2 May, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry (809) was ordered to proceed by the New York Central Railroad to Elmira, Chemung County, New York, at 1 PM on 2 May, 1861.

Note: The Waterloo Light Guards, under the command of Captain J F Aikens, arrived at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, in the evening on 2 May, 1861 (See the Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Mustered in three months, at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, 13 May, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was mustered in United States service for three months at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, by Captain W L Elliott, United States Mounted Riflemen, on 13 May, 1861.

Note: The 12th New York Infantry was stationed at Barracks No.2 or Arnot Barracks, Arnot warehouse, on Conongue or Madison Street, between Washington Avenue and Fifth Street, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 28 May, 1861.

Barracks No.2 or Arnot Barracks, on Conongue or Madison Street, between Washington Avenue & Fifth Street, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 29-31 May, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry (778) was ordered to proceed by the Williamsport & Elmira Railroad to Washington, D. C., on 29 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the 13th New York Infantry (See the 13th New York Infantry). The regiment arrived at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Catawissa Railroad to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 8 AM on 30 May, 1861. The 12th New York Infantry arrived by the Northern Central Railroad at Bolton Station, at the junction of Bolton and North Howard Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, via Sunbury, Northumberland County, and Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 5.30 PM the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 8 PM on 30 May, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annaplois Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 12 AM on 31 May, 1861.

East Capitol Street, three quarters of a mile southwest of Benning's or Anacostia Bridge, on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, D. C., 31 May, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Onondaga, on East Capitol Street, three quarters of a mile southwest of Benning's or Anacostia Bridge, on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, D. C., on 31 May, 1861.

Note: The 37th New York Infantry was stationed on Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, on East Capitol Street, half a mile northeast of the Congressional burying ground, on E Street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets, Washington, D. C., and the 39th New York Infantry on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, northeast of the Congressional burying ground, on E Street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets, Washington, D. C., on 26 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.167, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., 2 July, 1861: The 2nd Michigan Infantry, the 3rd Michigan Infantry, the 1st Massachusetts Infantry, and the 12th New York Infantry were assigned to Colonel I B Richardson, 2nd Michigan Infantry, by Special Orders No.167, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., on 2 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel I B Richardson, 2nd Michigan Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

East Capitol Street, three quarters of a mile southwest of Benning's or Anacostia Bridge, on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac or Anacostia River, to a quarter of a mile south of the Receiving Reservoir & north of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two & a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., 10 July, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was ordered a quarter of a mile south of the Receiving Reservoir and north of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., in the afternoon on 10 July, 1861.

Note: The Anderson Rifles, Company A, and the Potomac Light Guards, 1st District of Columbia Battalion Militia, were stationed at Little Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland; the Carrington Home Guards and the Andrew Johnson Guards, 1st District of Columbia Battalion Militia, at Camp Hollinsworth, on the heights west of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C.; and the Washington Light Battalion Infantry, Companies A and E (Zouaves), and the District Union Rifles, 4th District of Columbia Battalion Militia, at Camp Jim Davis, on the heights east of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., on 8 July, 1861. The Anderson Rifles, Company A, and the Potomac Light Guards, 1st District of Columbia Battalion Militia, were ordered to the Columbia Armory, on the corner of Sixth Street and Maine Avenue, Washington, D. C., and the Washington Battalion Light Infantry, Company E (Zouaves), 4th District of Columbia Battalion Militia, to the Armory on Seventh Street, Washington, D. C, in the afternoon on 9 July, 1861, and the Carrington Home Guards and the Andrew Johnson Guards, 1st District of Columbia Battalion Militia, to Georgetown, D. C., and the Washington Battalion Light Infantry, Company A, and the District Union Rifles, 4th District of Columbia Battalion Militia, to Washington, D. C., in the afternoon on 10 July, 1861 (See the District of Columbia Militia, Department of Washington).

Brethschneider's Battalion Light Infantry, Companies A & E, 14 July, 1861: A detachment of the 12th New York Infantry (40), Companies A and E, under the command of Second Lieutenant C B Randall, Company A, were assigned to Brethschneider's Battalion Light Infantry, under the command of Captian G R Brethschneider, 2nd Michigan Infantry, Company E, on 14 July, 1861 (See Brethschneider's Battalion Light Infantry).

Disposition of Fourth Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Fourth Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, Colonel I B Richardson, 2nd Michigan Infantry; 1st Massachusetts Infantry, Colonel R Cowdin, east of the Distributing Reservoir, half and a half miles north of Georgetown, D. C.; 2nd Michigan Infantry, Major A W Williams, Drover's Rest Tavern, north of the Distributing Reservoir, one mile northwest of Georgetown, D. C.; 3rd Michigan Infantry, Colonel D McConnell, three quarters of a mile southeast of the Receiving Reservoir and a quarter of a mile southeast of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C.; 12th New York Infantry, Colonel E L Walrath, a quarter of a mile south of the Receiving Reservoir and north of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C.; secton of 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G, Second Lieutenant S N Benjamin, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company I, vicinity of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was ordered to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 16 July, 1861, and proceeded across the Potomac River at the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., at 4 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Georgetown Turnpike to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 16 July, 1861, and arrived via Langley, Lewinsville, and Old Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day. The 12th New York Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived via Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 17 July, 1861, and arrived three miles west of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The 12th New York Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived on the road between Centreville and Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, one mile southwest of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 9 AM the same day.

Note: A detachment the 12th New York Infantry (4), Company E, was assigned as pioneers on 16 July, 1861, and Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, arrived at Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1.30 PM on 17 July, 1861.

Skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the road between Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 10 AM on 18 July, 1861, and was engaged in a skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 11 AM and 4.30 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 12th New York Infantry was ordered one mile north of Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 19 July, 1861.

General Orders No.22, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 20 July, 1861: The Fourth Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel I B Richardson, 2nd Michigan Infantry, was assigned to the Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, by General Orders No.22, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 20 July, 1861.

One & a quarter miles north of Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on the road between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was stationed one and a quarter miles north of Blackburn's Ford, on the road between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 21 July, 1861, and was stationed one mile south of Centreville, east of the road between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day.

Rendezvous at Union Hall building, on the corner of Sixth Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., 24 July, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry, the 12th New York Infantry, the 2nd Michigan Infantry, the 3rd Michigan Infantry, the 1st Massachusetts Infantry, the 1st Connecticut Infantry, the 2nd Connecticut Infantry, and the 3rd Connecticut Infantry were ordered to rendezvous at Union Hall building, on the corner of Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., at 12 PM on 24 July, 1861.

Note: The 12th New York Infantry was stationed on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 23 and 28 July, 1861.

Remustered, 2 August, 1861: The 12th New York Infantry was remustered in United States service for the unexpired period of its term od state service on 2 August, 1861.

Special Orders No.27, Adjutant & General's Office, Companies A (2nd), G, H (2nd), I (2nd), & K (2nd), 3 Febraury, 1862: The 12th New York Infantry, Companies A and E, were consolidated as Company A (2nd); Companies B, F, and H, as Company H (2nd); Companies C and K, as Company K (2nd); and Companies D and I, as Company I (2nd), under the command of Lieutenant Colonel R M Richardson, at Upton's Hill, half a mile east of Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.27, Adjutant & General's Office, 3 Febraury, 1862.

Special Orders No.27, Adjutant & General's Office, Companies B (2nd), C (2nd), D (2nd), E (2nd), & F (2nd), 3 Febraury, 1862: The 12th New York State Militia, Companies B and G, were consolidated as the 12th New York Infantry, Company B (2nd); Companies E and K as the 12th New York Infantry, Company E (2nd); and Companies C, D, and F as the 12th New York Infantry, Companies C (2nd), D (2nd), and F (2nd), under the command of Colonel H A Weeks, at New York City, New York, by Special Orders No.27, Adjutant & General's Office, 3 Febraury, 1862 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington). The 12th New York Infantry, Companies B (2nd), C (2nd), D (2nd), E (2nd), & F (2nd), were ordered to Washington, D. C., on 5 February, 1862, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore City and Annaplois Junction, Howard County, Maryland, on 7 February, 1862. Companies B (2nd), C (2nd), D (2nd), E (2nd), & F (2nd) arrived at Upton's Hill, half a mile east of Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, Fairfax County, via Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 February, 1862.

Note: The 12th New York State Militia, Company A, was assigned to the 102nd New York Infantry on 5 March, 1862.

Mustered out, Elmira, Cheung County, New York, 17 May, 1863: The two years men of the 12th New York Infantry were ordered to Elmira, Chemung County, New York, on 1 May, 1863, and were mustered out on 17 May, 1863. The three years were consolidated as the 12th New York Battalion Infantry, Companies D and F, under the command of Major H W Ryder, on 26 May, 1864, and were assigned to the 5th New York Veteran Infantry on 2 June, 1861.

Colonel I B Richardson, 2nd Michigan Infantry, Fourth Brigade, First division, Army of the Northeastern Virginia: Colonel I B Richardson, 2nd Michigan Infantry, was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861 (See the 2nd Michigan Infantry).

Organisation of Colonel I B Richardson's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Colonel I B Richardson, 2nd Michigan Infantry; 12th New York Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; 3rd Michigan Infantry

Note: The 12th New York Infantry was assigned to Colonel I B Richardson's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.28: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp373-377
Colonel I B Richardson, Second Michigan Infantry, Fourth Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 25 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.16: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp348-352
Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 27 July, 1861