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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
T P Pierce was appointed colonel, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, on 30 April, 1861, and resigned on 4 June, 1861. Congressman G Marston was appointed colonel, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, on 10 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861. Colonel G Marston, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, was severely wounded in the shoulder at 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 30 April, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 10 June, 1861.

MAJOR J STEVENS, JR.
J Stevens, Jr., was appointed major, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, on 30 April, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 10 June, 1861.

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 for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 22 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 4 June, 1861, dated 25 April, 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 27 May, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 4 June, 1861, dated 1 June, 1861. Captain S G Griffin, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company B, 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 was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 4 June, 1861, dated 1 June, 1861. Captain S G Griffin, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company B, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th New Hampshire Infantry, on 29 October, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. H ROLLINS
The company was accepted in state service for three years at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, on 19 May, 1861, and was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 4 June, 1861, dated 1 June, 1861. Captain H Rollins, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company K, was wounded in the arm at the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. L DROWN
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 18 April, 1861, and was accepted in state service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 21 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 4 June, 1861, dated 13 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, andwas mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, 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 at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 15 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861. Captain E Weston, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company G, died at Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 9 December, 1861.
Company H Granite State Guards: CAPT. I PEARL
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Great Falls, Strafford County, New Hampshire, on 20 April, 1861, and was accepted in state service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 21 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861, and Captain I Pearl, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company H, resigned due to disability 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 Captain W C Knowlton, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company I, was discharged between 11 and 15 May, 1861. The company was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 7 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 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.
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. The company was mustered in United States service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, by Major S Eastman, 5th United States Infantry, on 5 June, 1861, dated 8 June, 1861, and Captain W O Sides, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company G, resigned on 14 August, 1861.
Manchester Cornet Band: Band Ldr. W DignAm
The Manchester Cornet Band (23) was organised at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 26 April, 1861 (See the Three months' volunteers, Department of Annapolis).

Organisation of 2nd New Hampshire Infantry at the first battle of Bull Run, 21 July, 1861: Colonel G Marston, Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, Major J Stevens, Jr.; Company A, Cheshire Light Guards, Captain T A Barker; Company B, Goodwin Rifles, Captain S G Griffin; Company C, Rifle Rangers, Captain J W Carr; Company D, Captain H Rollins; Company E, Captain L Drown; Company F, Captain T Snow; Company G, Captain E Weston; Company H, Granite State Guards, Captain I Pearl; Company I, Abbott Guards, Captain E L Bailey; Company K, Goodwin Guards, Captain W O Sides

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."

Farmers' Cabinet (Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire), 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."

Coos Republican (Coos, Coos County, New Hampshire), 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."

Independent Democrat (Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire), 2 May, 1861

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

Portsmouth Journal of Literature & Politics (Portsmouth,  Rockingham County, New Hampshire), 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."

Portsmouth Journal of Literature & Politics (Portsmouth,  Rockingham County, New Hampshire), 4 May, 1861 - Fort Constitution garrisoned

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

Mirror & Farmer (Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire), 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."

Exeter Newsletter & Rockingham Advertiser (Exeter,  Rockingham County, New Hampshire), 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."

New Hampshire Sentinel (Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire), 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."

Farmers' Cabinet (Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire), 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."

New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette (Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire), 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.."

New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette (Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire), 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."

New Hampshire Sentinel (Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire), 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."

Independent Democrat (Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire), 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."

Farmers' Cabinet (Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire), 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."

National Republican (Washington, D. C.), 24 June, 1861 - Arrival of the second New Hampshire regiment

"A private in the Second New Hampshire Regiment, writes: The camp is located two miles north of this city, and is named Camp Sullivan, in honour of a revolutionary hero of New Hampshire. It is pleasantly situated on Georgetown Heights, where a good view of Washington, is had."

Portsmouth Journal (Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire), 6 July, 1861 - Second Regiment in Washington

"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,' with all extras."

Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 16 July, 1861 - More troops going over the river

Books/ Manuscripts

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 authorised by a proclamation calling for 42,034 volunteers to serve three years, unless sooner discharged, by General Orders No.15, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 4 May, 1861, dated 3 May, 1861, and was accepted in state service for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 15 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, 30 April, 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, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, on 11 May, 1861.

Manchester, Hillsborough County, to Concord, Merrimack 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, under the command of Colonel J H Gage, 1st New Hampshire Militia, between 24 April and 1 May, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Concord, Merrimack County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company I, 1 May, 1861: The Abbott Guards was ordered to proceed by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at 1.30 PM on 1 May, 1861.

Note: The Abbott Guards 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.

Claremont, Sullivan County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 1/2 May, 1861: The Claremont recruits (84), under the command of Captain W P Austin, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 1/2 May, 1861.

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 (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 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.

Manchester, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 6 May, 1861: The Mechanics' Phalanx, under the command of Captain J N Bruce, was ordered to proceed by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 6 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Cheshire Light Guards .

Note: The Cheshire Light Guards and Mechanics' Phalanx, under the command of Captain J N Bruce, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad in the afternoon on 6 May, 1861.

Laconia, Belknap County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 1 May, 1861: The Laconia recruits (52), under the command of Captain O A J Vaughan, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 1 May, 1861.

Note: The three years men of the Laconia recruits was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company F, on 4 June, 1861.

Lancaster & Stratford, Coos County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 7 May, 1861: The Lancaster and Stratford recruits (78), under the command of Captain J Powers, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 7 May, 1861.

Note: The three years men of the Lancaster and Stratford recruits was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company F, on 4 June, 1861.

Milford, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 7 May, 1861: The Milford recruits (94), under the command of Captain G H Gillis, was ordered to proceed by the Wilton Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at 1 PM on 7 May, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day.

Note: The Milford recruits was ordered to Fort Constitution, on the Piscataqua River, New Castle, New Castle Island, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the morning on 24 May, 1861. The company was stationed at Fort Constitution, on the Piscataqua River, New Castle, New Castle Island, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, between 24 May and 21 July, 1861.

Camp Union, Merrimack County Agricultural Society, east side of the Merrimack River, West Parish Village, Concord, Merrimack County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 7 May, 1861: The Concord recruits (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 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Note: The Concord recruits, under the command of Captain L Drown, was stationed at Camp Union, Merrimack County Agricultural Society, on the Merrimack River, West Parish Village, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, under the command of Colonel J H Gage, 1st New Hampshire Militia, between 27 April and 7 May, 1861, and the three years men was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company E, on 4 June, 1861.

Littleton, Grafton County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company G, 7 May, 1861: The White Mountain Boys/ Littleton recruits (70), under the command of Colonel & Recruiting Officer H W Rowell, aid to Commander in Chief I Goodwin, New Hampshire Militia, arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 7 May, 1861.

Note: The three years men of the White Mountain Boys/ Littleton recruits was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company G, on 4 June, 1861.

Troops stationed at Camp Constitution, Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 11 May, 1861: Commandant & Brigadier General G Stark, Third Brigade, Second Division, New Hampshire Militia; Cheshire Light Guards (78), Captain T A Barker; Goodwin Guards (100), Captain W O Sides; Mechanics' Phalanx (77), Captain J N Bruce; Claremont recruits (88), Captain W P Austin; Laconia recruits (78), Captain O A J Vaughan; Milford recruits (94), Captain G H Gillis; Keene recruits, 2nd Company (71), Captain H C Handerson; White Mountain Boys/ Littleton recruits (70), Captain E W Farr; Abbott Guards (64), Captain E L Bailey; Lancaster & Stratford recruits (78), Captain J Powers

Note: The three years men of the Keene recruits, 2nd Company, was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company A, on 4 June, 1861.

Troops stationed at Fort Constitution, on the Piscataqua River, New Castle, New Castle Island, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Companies E & H, 11 May, 1861: Senior Captain I Pearl, Granite State Guards; Concord recruits (76), Captain L Drown; Granite State Guards (81), First Lieutenant J N Patterson; Conway recruits (34/86), Captain J Chapman

Note: The Conway recruits (34), under the command of Captain J Chapman, arrived at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 7 May, 1861, and (37) was stationed at Camp Union, Merrimack County Agricultural Society, east side of the Merrimack River, West Parish Village, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 10 June, 1861.

Organisation of 1st New Hampshire Infantry, 13 May, 1861: Colonel T P Pierce, Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, Major J Steven's, Jr.; Cheshire Light Guards, Captain T A Barker; Goodwin Guards, Captain W O Sides; Mechanics' Phalanx, Captain J N Bruce; Claremont recruits, Captain W P Austin; Laconia recruits, Captain O A J Vaughan; Milford recruits, Captain G H Gillis; Keene recruits, 2nd Company, Captain H C Handerson; White Mountain Boys/ Littleton recruits, Captain E W Farr; Abbott Guards, Captain E L Bailey; Lancaster & Stratford recruits, Captain J Powers

Manchester, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Manchester Cornet Band, 18 May, 1861: The Manchester Cornet band arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the evening on 18 May, 1861.

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 (99/101), under the command of Captain H Rollins, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the morning on 25 May, 1861.

Hampton, Rockingham County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 25 May, 1861: The Hampton recruits/ Winnacunnet Guards (43/50), under the command of Captain L Dunbar, arrived by the Eastern Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the morning on 25 May, 1861, and was ordered to Fort Constitution, on the Piscataqua River, New Castle, New Castle Island, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 11 June, 1861.

Exeter, Rockingham County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company E, 25 May, 1861: The Exeter recruits (50/58), under the command of Captain C H Bell, 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, 27 May, 1861: The Goodwin Rifles (94) arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861.

Note: The Goodwin Rifles was stationed at Camp Union, Merrimack County Agricultural Society, on the Merrimack River, West Parish Village, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 25 May, 1861.

Manchester, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company C, 27 May, 1861: The Rifle Rangers (100) was ordered to proceed by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861.

Peterborough, Hillsborough County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Company G, 27 May, 1861: The Peterborogh recruits (50), under the command of Captain E Weston, was ordered to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861.

Contoocook, Merrimack County, to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 27 May, 1861: The Contoocook/ Contocookville recruits (50), under the command of Captain J N Patterson, arrived by the Concord & Portsmouth Railroad to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 27 May, 1861, and was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on 4 June 1861.

Mustered for 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 4 June, 1861, dated 25 April, 1861; Companies B, C, and D for three years on 4 June, 1861, dated 1 June, 1861; Company E for three years on 4 June, 1861, dated 3 June, 1861; Company F for three years on 4 June, 1861; Companies G and H for three years on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; Company I for three years on 7 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; and Company K for three years on 8 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Camp Constitution, Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 20 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed at Camp Constitution, Ropewalks Barracks, on South Street, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 20 June, 1861.

Portsmouth to Washington, 20-23 June, 1861

The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (1,046/1,070) 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, New York County, New York, to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 21-22 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to proceed on the North/ Hudson River by the steamer Kill von Kull to Elizabethport, Elizabeth, 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.

Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, to Washington, D. C., 23 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Northern Central Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, in the morning on 23 June, 1861, and arrived at Bolton Station, corner of Bolton and North Howard Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, at 8 AM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Camden Station,corner of South Howard and Camden Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, to Washington, D. C., in the morning on 23 June, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 1 PM the same day.

Department of Washington, 23 June-16 July, 1861

The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed at buildings and the National Hotel, northeast corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and West Sixth Street, Washington, D. C., on 23 June, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company A, was stationed at the National Hotel, northeast corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and West Sixth Street, Washington, D. C., in the afternoon on 23 June, 1861.

Buildings & National Hotel, northeast corner of Pennsylvania Avenue & West Sixth Street, Washington, to J A Smith's Park, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., 23 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at Camp Sullivan, north of J A Smith's Park, 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. The Manchester Cornet Band was mustered in United States service at Washington, D. C., on 7 August, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Annapolis).

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 Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Headquarters, Camp Sprague, G W Keating's farm, 700 yards north of Boundary Street, west of North Capitol Street, Washington, D. C.; 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Major J P Balch, Camp Sprague, G W Keating's farm, 700 yards north of Boundary Street, west of North Capitol Street, Washington, D. C.; 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Colonel J S Slocum, Camp Clark, J Gales' woods, northeast of G W Keating's farm, 700 yards north of Boundary Street, west of North Capitol Street, Washington, D. C.; 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Colonel G Marston, Camp Sullivan, north of J A Smith's Park, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C.; 71st New York State Militia, Colonel H P Martin, Washington Navy Yard, on South M Street, between East Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C.; 2nd Rhode Island Artillery, Captain W H Reynolds, Camp Clark, J Gales' woods, northeast of G W Keating's farm, 700 yards north of Boundary Street, west of North Capitol Street, Washington, D. C.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed at Camp Sullivan, north of J A Smith's Park, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., between 23 June and 16 July, 1861.

Department of Northeastern Virginia, 16-22/23 July, 1861, Advance to Centreville, 16-18 July, 1861

The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 1 PM on 16 July, 1861, and across the Long Bridge, on the Potomac River, Washington, D. C., at 2.30/3 PM the same day. The regiment arrived by the Columbia Turnpike at Holmes Run, one mile southeast of Bailey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, via Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 16 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to rendezvous on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., at 12.30/1.30 PM on 16 July, 1861.

Order of march, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, 16 July, 1861: Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia; 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Colonel J S Slocum; 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Major J P Balch; 2nd Rhode Island Artillery, Captain W H Reynolds; 1st United States Artillery*, Light Company G, First Lieutenant J Edwards, Jr., 3rd United States Artillery, Company B; 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Colonel G Marston; 71st New York State Militia, Colonel H P Martin

*Two 20 pounder Parrott rifles of the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G, under the command of First Lieutenant J Edwards, Jr., 3rd United States Artillery, Company B, was stationed at Fort Runyon, at the junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 14 and 16 July, 1861, and accompanied the Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 16 July, 1861 (See the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G).

Note: Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, accompanied the Second Division, McDowell's Army, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 16 July, 1861.

Holmes Run, one mile southeast of Bailey's Crossroads, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 17 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived by the Little River Turnpike at Fairfax Courthouse via Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, 12.30 PM the same day.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed west of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 12.30 PM on 17 July, 1861, and 7.30 AM on 18 July, 1861.

Fairfax Courthouse to B D Utterback's/ Willow Spring farm, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 18 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at B D Utterback's/ Willow Spring farm, south of the road between Fairfax Courthouse and Centreville, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6.30 PM the same day.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed on the Little River Turnpike, one mile west of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 11 AM and 3.30 PM on 18 July, 1861.

First battle of Bull Run, 21 July, 1861

The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed at B D Utterback's/ Willow Spring farm, south of the road between Fairfax Courthouse and Centreville, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 2 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, and the 71st New York State Militia were stationed west of the Sudley Road, three quarters of a mile south of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Matthew's Hill, one mile southeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered across Sudley Spring's Ford, on Catharpin Run, to west of E Matthew's, on Matthew's Hill, one mile southeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Colonel G Marston, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, was wounded on Matthew's Hill, one mile southeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, at 11.30 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Dogan's/ Rosefield, on Dogan's Ridge, half a mile northeast of Groveton, Prince Willaim County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed half a mile north of Dogan's/ Rosefield, on Dogan's Ridge, half a mile northeast of Groveton, Prince Willaim County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered half a mile northwest of I Henry's/ Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to report to Colonel S P Heintzelman, 17th United States Infantry, at 1 PM on 21 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to B D Utterback's/ Willow Spring farm, south of the road between Fairfax Courthouse and Centreville, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, 21-22 July, 1861

The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at B D Utterback's/ Willow Spring farm, south of the road between Fairfax Courthouse and Centreville, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 10 PM on 21 July, 1861, and was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment arrived at Camp Sullivan, on Meridian Hill, north of J A Smith's Park, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 July, 1861.

List of killed, etc, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, at the battle of Bull Run, 21 July, 1861: Killed 7, wounded 56, captured 46, total 109

Return of casualties in the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Second Brigade, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, at the battle of Bull Run, 21 July, 1861: Killed 9, wounded 35, captured/missing 63, total 107

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske, was stationed at Camp Sullivan, north of J A Smith's Park, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., on 27 July, 1861.

Camp Sullivan, north of J A Smith's Park, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., to Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, 8 August, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, on 8 August, 1861.

Note: The 1st Massachusetts Infantry, the 11th Massachusetts Infantry, the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, and the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry, under the command of Brigadier General J Hooker, United States Volunteers, were stationed at Camp Union, south of Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, on 16 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, 17 April, 1861: A E Burnside, Esq., was appointed colonel, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, on 17 April, 1861, and was assigned to command the Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861. Colonel A E Burnside,1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 6 August, 1861.

Colonel D Hunter, 3rd United States Cavalry, Second Division, McDowell's Army, 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861: Major & Paymaster D Hunter, United States Pay Department, was appointed colonel, 3rd United States Cavalry, by General Orders No.33, Paragraph I, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the Second Division, McDowell's Army, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861. Colonel D Hunter, 3rd United States Cavalry, was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861, and major general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 13 August, 1861.

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, Colonel R Cowdin; 11th Massachusetts Infantry, Colonel G Clark, Jr.; 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel F S Fiske; 26th Pennsylvania Infantry, Colonel W F Small

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