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Second Brigade, Second Division

Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry

Second New Hampshire Infantry

Mustered in United States service for three years 10 June, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 23 June, 1861

COLONEL G MARSTON
Colonel T P Pierce, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, resigned on 30 May, 1861, and Congressman G Marston was appointed colonel, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, on 4 June, 1861. Colonel G Marston, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, was wounded in the shoulder during the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL F S FISKE
F S Fiske was appointed lieutenant colonel, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, on 3 May, 1861.

MAJOR J STEVENS, JR.

Company A Cheshire Light Guards: CAPT. T A BARKER
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on 25 April, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 6 May, 1861. The company was accepted in state service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 22 May, 1861, and T A Barker was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company A, on 25 April, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.
Company B Goodwin Rifles: CAPT. S G GRIFFIN
The company was accepted in state service for three years at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 13 May, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861. S G Griffin was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company B, on 1 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861, and was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th New Hampshire Infantry, on 29 October, 1861.
Company C Rifle Rangers: CAPT. J W CARR
The company was accepted in state service for three years at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 20 May, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861. J W Carr was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company C, on 1 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. H ROLLINS
The company was accepted in state service at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, on 19 May, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 25 May, 1861. H Rollins was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company D, on 1 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company K, on 1 August, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. L DROWN
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, under the command of Captain L Drown, on 18 April, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 7 May, 1861. The company was accepted in state service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 21 May, 1861, and L Drown was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company E, on 3 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. T SNOW
The company was accepted in state service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 19 May, 1861, and T Snow was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company F, on 4 June, 1861.
Company G: CAPT. E WESTON
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 27 April, 1861, and for three years on 15 May, 1861. The company arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, between 27 and 28 May, 1861, and E Weston was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company G, on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.
Company H Granite State Guards: CAPT. I PEARL
The company was accepted in state service fot three months at Great Falls, Strafford County, New Hampshire, on 20 April, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 1 May, 1861. The company was accepted in state service fot three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 21 May, 1861, and I Pearl was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company H, on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861, and resigned on 12 August, 1861.
Company I Abbott Guards: CAPT. E L BAILEY
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, under the command of Captain W C Knowlton, on 22 April, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 1 May, 1861. Captain W C Knowlton, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company I, was discharged between 11 and 15 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant E L Bailey, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company I, was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company I, on 7 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.
Company K Goodwin Guards: CAPT. W O SIDES
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 17 April, 1861, and for three years on 21 May, 1861. W O Sides was appointed captain, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company G, on 8 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861, and resigned on 14 August, 1861.
Manchester Cornet Band: Band Ldr. ProF. W Dignum
The Manchester Cornet Band was organised with twenty-three musicians at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 26 April, 1861, and arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 18 May, 1861. The band was ordered to report for duty at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 3 May, 1861 (See the Three months' volunteers, Department of Annapolis).

Sources

"There was a thrilling scene at the Manchester depot, Wednesday, as the Abbott Guards left their home to take their place at the head of the N. H. First Regiment."

The Farmer's Cabinet, 26 April, 1861

"The Abbott Guards of Manchester, were the first to report themselves for duty, and the residue are from the Concord, Manchester, Dover, Keene, Nashua, Salem, and Newport offices."

The Coos Republican, 30 April, 1861 - New Hampshire responds

"The Abbott Guards of Manchester, leave Camp Union today (Wednesday,) to join the Second Regiment, which is to rendezvous at Portsmouth."

The Independent Democrat (Concord), 2 May, 1861

"The Granite State Guards, Capt. Pearl, from Great Falls, accompanied by the Great Falls Brass Band, and the Abbott Gurads, Capt. Knowlton, from Manchester, arrived here Wednesday evening. They were received and escorted to thier quarters at Jefferson Hall by the Portsmouth Volunteers."

The Portsmouth Journal and Literature Politics, 4 May, 1861

"On Monday afternoon, the Home Guard, made up of Portsmouth Veterans, escorted by the Portsmouth Volunteers corps, under Capt. Sides, making in all about 150 men, found on Market Square, and marched to Fort Constitution."

The Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics, 4 May, 1861 - Fort Constitution garrisoned

"Col. H. W. Rowell of Littleton, leaves that place (Tuesday) morning, with sixty odd recruits for Portsmouth."

The Mirror and Farmer (Manchester), 11 May, 1861 - White Mountain Boys

"Capt. Barker's full volunteer company of 72 men, 'the Cheshire Light Guards,' and the 2nd full company of recruits at this station, 72, took the cars at Keene for Portsmouth on Monday morning last, amid the cheers of a vast multitude, after the parting of friends, and prayer by Rev. Mr White."

The Exeter Newsletter and Rockingham Advertiser, 13 May, 1861

"The next day after our arrival, our company was sent to the depot to receive and escort the companies which arrived to complete the Regiment, viz.: the Milford Volunteers, the Coos Volunteers from Lancaster, and the White Mountain Boys from Littleton. These, with the two Keene companies, the Goodwin Guards of Portsmouth, the Abbott Guards and Mechanics' Phalanx from Manchester, the Laconia Volunteers, and the Claremont Volunteers, make up the Regiment."

The New Hampshire Sentinel (Keene), 16 May, 1861 - Letter from Portsmouth, Camp Constitution, Portsmouth, 14 May, 1861

"The fort is now garrisoned by Capt. Ichabod Pearl's company Granite Guards of Great Falls, Capt. Joshua Chapman's company of Conway Volunteers."

The Farmer's Cabinet (Amherst), 24 May, 1861

"The Rifle Rangers, numbering 100 men, enlisted at Manchester, for the war, by J. W. Carr, left that city on Monday, to join the Second Regiment at Portsmouth."

The New Hampshire Patriot, 29 May, 1861

"The Goodwin Riflemen, enlisted in this city for three years or during the war, went into camp at the Fairground, on the departure of the First Regiment on Saturday, and on Monday afternoon they left for Portsmouth to join the Second Regiment.."

The New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette, 29 May, 1861

"This company left Portsmouth for home, via Boston and Fitchburg, last Saturday, to visit friends, and returned Wednesday, (yesterday.) These are enlisted for three years, and the company, like others of the regiment, is to consist of 101 men. The Cheshire Light Guards departed for Portsmouth, yesterday forenoon, in the first train down."

The New Hampshire Sentinel, 30 May, 1861 - The Cheshire Light Guards

"The Goodwin Rifles of this city, who have enlisted for the war, comprise some of our very best young men. They went to Portsmouth on Monday last."

The Independent Democrat (Concord), 30 May, 1861 - A worthy example

"The Peterborough Volunteers for three years, under Capt. Ephraim Weston, left for Concord on Monday. Three companies arrived at Camp Constitution tonight - Dover Company, 101 men, Hampton Company, 50, and Exeter Company, 50."

The Farmer's Cabinet (Amherst), 31 May, 1861

"This fine regiment, commanded by Colonel Gilman Martson, (member of Congress,) and numbering 1,046 men, arrived here at one o'clock yesterday afternoon. The regiment is accompanied by the Manchester cornet band, of twenty pieces, led by Prof. Walter Dignum, and also a drum corps of twenty pieces. The uniform consists of grey caps and pants and blue jackets. The officers wear the army regulation hat, with black feather."

The National Republican, 24 June, 1861 - Arrival of the second New Hampshire regiment

"It is expected that some 4,600 more troops, in all, will cross the river today and tonight from this point, to join General McDowell's command - the two Rhode Island regiments, the New York Seventy-first, Second New Hampshire, Marines, and U.S. light artillery. P.S. These regiments marched over the Long Bridge at three o'clock today, their several bands playing 'Dixie,' wiyj all extras."

The Evening Star, 16 July, 1861 - More troops going over the river

"The uniforms were grey, the jaunty forage caps and 'spiketail' dress coats banded with red cord."

A history of the Second regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion, by Martin A Haynes, Company I

History of the Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers: Its camps, marches and battles, by Martin A Haynes

The Union Army: A history of military affairs in the loyal states 1861-65, records of the regiments in the Union Army, cyclopedia of battles, memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume 1, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Notes

The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was accepted in state service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the call for 42,034 volunteers to serve three years, unless sooner discharged, on 20 June, 1861, dated 3 May, 1861.

Note: The Minute Guards (36), under the command of Captain J M Bruce, was stationed at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 13 October, 1860.

Appointment of field officers of 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, 2 May, 1861: Colonel T P Pierce, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire; Major G Bowers (declined), Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 30 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Constitution, Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, and Fort Constitution, on the Piscataqua River, New Castle, New Castle Island, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, under the command of Colonel T P Pierce, on 11 May, 1861.

Manchester, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company I, 24 April-1 May, 1861: The Abbott Guards was ordered to proceed by the Concord Railroad to Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 24 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Union, Merrimack County Agricultural Society, on the Merrimack River, West Parish Village, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, between 24 and 30 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at 1.30 PM on 1 May, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Note: The Abbott Guards was detached and assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry in the morning on 1 May, 1861, and was stationed at Jefferson Hall, on Pleasant Street and Market Square, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 1 May, 1861.

Great Falls, Strafford County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company H, 1 May, 1861: The Granite State Guards arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 1 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Great Falls Brass Band.

Troops stationed at Jefferson Hall, on Pleasant Street & Market Square, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 2 May, 1861: The Abbott Guards (77), the Granite State Guards (77), the Goodwin Guards (100), and the Claremont (Recruits) Volunteers (85) were stationed at Jefferson Hall, on Pleasant Street and Market Square, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 2 May, 1861.

Note: The Abbott Guards, the Granite State Guards, the Goodwin Guards, and the Claremont (Recruits) Volunteers were stationed at Camp Constitution, Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, under the command of Brigadier General G Stark, Third Division, New Hampshire Militia, on 4 May, 1861.

Keene, Cheshire County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company A, 6 May, 1861: The Cheshire Light Guards was ordered to proceed by the Cheshire Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the morning on 6 May, 1861.

Note: The Mechanics' Phalanx, under the command of Captain J N Bruce, accompanied the Cheshire Light Guards to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the afternoon on 6 May, 1861, and the Cheshire Light Guards was ordered to proceed by the Eastern Railroad to Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, via Boston, Suffolk County, and Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 25 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Cheshire Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire in the morning on 29 May, 1861. The Keene (Recruits) Volunteers (71) was mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company A, on 8 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Lancaster, Coos County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company F, 7 May, 1861: The Lancaster (Recruits) Volunteers (78), under the command of Captain J Powers, arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 7 May, 1861, and were mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company F, on 4 June, 1861.

Note: The Laconia (Recruits) Volunteers (78) arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 1 May, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company F, on 4 June, 1861.

Concord, Merrimack County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company E, 7 May, 1861: The Concord (Recruits) Volunteers (77), under the command of Captain L Drown, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 7 May, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company E, on 3 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Note: The Exeter (Recruits) Volunteers arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 25 May, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company E, on 3 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Troops stationed at Camp Constitution, Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 18 May, 1861: Goodwin Guards (100), Captain W O Sides; Laconia (Recruits) Volunteers (78), Captain O A J Vaughan; Milford (Recruits) Volunteers (94), Captain G H Gillis; Cheshire Light Guards (78), Captain T A Barker; Keene (Recruits) Volunteers (71), Captain H C Handerson; Claremont (Recruits) Volunteers (88), Captain W P Austin; Abbott Guards (64), First Lieutenant E L Bailey; Mechanics' Phalanx (77), Captain J N Bruce; Lancaster (Recruits) Volunteers (70), Captain J Powers; Littleton (Recruits) Volunteers (70), Captain E W Farr

Troops stationed at Fort Constitution, on the Piscataqua River, New Castle, New Castle Island, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 18 May, 1861: Granite State Guards (81), Senior Captain I Pearl; Concord Volunteers (76), Captain L Drown; Conway Volunteers (86), Captain J Chapman

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was reorganised for three years at Camp Constitution, Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 21 May, 1861, dated 19 May, 1861.

Dover, Strafford County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company D, 25 May, 1861: The Dover (Recruits) Volunteers arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 25 May, 1861.

Concord, Merrimack County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company B, 25 & 27 May, 1861: The Goodwin Rifles arrived at Camp Union, the fairgrounds, one mile east of the State House, on State Street, between Capitol and Park Streets, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 25 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861.

Manchester, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company C, 27 May, 1861: The Rifle Rangers was ordered to proceed by the Concord Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861.

Peterborough, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company G, 27 & 28 May, 1861: The Peterborough (Recruits) Volunteers arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, between 27 and 28 May, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company G, on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Note: The White Mountain Boys or Littleton (Recruits) Volunteers (70) arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 7 May, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company G, on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Mustered in three years, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 25 April & 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, & 8 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company A, was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 25 April, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; Companies B, C, and D on 1 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; Company E on 3 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; Company F on 4 June, 1861; Companies G and H on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; Company I on 7 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; and Company K on 8 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Note: The Claremont (Recruits) Volunteers, under the command of Captain W P Austin, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, between 30 April and 1 May, 1861, and the Milford (Recruits) Volunteers and Conway (Recruits) Volunteers, under the command of Captains G H Gillis and J Chapman, in the evening on 7 May, 1861. The Claremont (Recruits) Volunteers, the Milford (Recruits) Volunteers, and Conway (Recruits) Volunteers were mustered in United States service for three years as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, between 1 and 8 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, to New York City, New York County, New York, 20-21 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (1046) was ordered to proceed by the Eastern (Massachusetts) Railroad to New York City, New York County, New York, at 7 AM on 20 June, 1861, and arrived at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at 12 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Old Colony & Fall River Railroad to Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at 4.30 PM on 20 June, 1861, and arrived by the steamer Bay State on the North or Hudson River at Pier No.3, on West Street, New York City, New York County, New York, at 10 AM on 21 June, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed at the New York City Arsenal, on Elm and White Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 June, 1861.

New York City Arsenal, on Elm & White Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 21-23 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (1,046) was ordered to proceed on the North or Hudson River by the steamer Kill von Kull to Elizabethport, Union County, New Jersey, at 4.30 PM on 21 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the New Jersey Central Railroad to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the same day. The regiment arrived by the Lebanon Valley Railroad at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, via Easton, Northampton County, and Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the evening on 22 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Northern Central Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, in the morning on 23 June, 1861. The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at Bolton Station, at the junction of Bolton and North Howard Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, at 8 AM the same day, and was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., in the morning on 23 June, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., at 1 PM the same day.

Washington to the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., 23 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at Camp Sullivan, in the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., in the evening on 23 June, 1861.

Note: The Manchester Cornet Band accompanied the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry to Washington, D. C., on 20 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to Baltimore City, Maryland, on 4 July, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Annapolis). The Manchester Cornet Band was mustered in United States service at Washington, D. C., on 7 August, 1861.

Special Orders No.167, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., 2 July, 1861: The 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, the 71st New York State Militia, the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, and the 2nd Rhode Island Artillery was assigned to Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, by Special Orders No.167, Paragraph I, 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 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Disposition of the Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.; 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Major J P Balch, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.; 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Colonel J S Slocum, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.; 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Colonel G Marston, vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C.; 71st New York State Militia, Colonel H P Martin, Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C.; 2nd Rhode Island Artillery, Captain W H Reynolds, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to rendezvous on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., at 1.30 PM on 16 July, 1861, and proceeded across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., at 3 PM on 16 July, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Columbia Turnpike at the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, in the vicinity of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day and by the Little River Turnpike at Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 PM on 16 July, 1861. The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Little River Turnpike to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived at 12 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at B D Utterback's farm, in the vicinity of Little Rock Run, north of the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day.

Note: Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, accompanied the Second Division, McDowell's Army, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861.

B D Utterback's farm, in the vicinity of Little Rock Run, north of the road between Centreville & Fairfax Courthouse, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 4.30 AM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at at 9 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 11 PM the same day and arrived at Fort Runyon, at the junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning 22 July, 1861. The 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., at 8 AM the same day and arrived at Camp Sullivan, in the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, was stationed at Camp Sullivan, in the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., on 27 July, 1861.

Vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., to Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, 9 August, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, in the morning on 9 August, 1861.

Mustered out, State House, on State Street, between Capitol & Park Streets, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 21 June, 1864: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was was mustered out at the State House, on State Street, between Capitol and Park Streets, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 21 June, 1864.

Note: The 17th New Hampshire Infantry was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on 16 April, 1863.

Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army: A E Burnside was stationed at New York City, New York County, New York, on 15 April, 1861, and arrived at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, on 16 April, 1861. He was appointed colonel, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, the same day and brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 6 August, 1861 (See the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia).

Organisation of Brigadier General J Hooker's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Brigadier General J Hooker, United States Volunteers; 1st Massachusetts Infantry; 11th Massachusetts Infantry; 2nd New Hampshire Infantry; 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General J Hooker'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.42: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p401
Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, Second New Hampshire Infantry, dated Camp Sullivan, Meridian Hill, D. C., 27 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.39: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp395-399
Colonel A E Burnside, First Rhode Island Detached Militia, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 19 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.31: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp382-383
Colonel D Hunter, Third United States Cavalry, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 5 August, 1861