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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 and Congressman G Marston was appointed colonel, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, on 4 June, 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 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on 25 April, 1861, and was ordered to Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 6 May, 1861.
Company B Goodwin Rifles: CAPT. S G GRIFFIN
The company was accepted in state service at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, between 17 and 30 April, 1861, and 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 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, between 9 and 10 May, 1861.
Company D Dover Volunteers: CAPT. H ROLLINS
The company was accepted in state service at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, between 17 and 30 April, 1861.
Company E Exeter Volunteers: CAPT. L DROWN
The company was accepted in state service at Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 22 April, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. T SNOW
The company was accepted in state at Coos, Coos County, New Hampshire, between 17 and 30 April, 1861.
Company G Peterborough Volunteers: CAPT. E WESTON
The company was accepted in state service at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, between 17 and 30 April, 1861.
Company H Granite State Guards: CAPT. I PEARL
The company was accepted in state service at Great Falls, Strafford County, New Hampshire, between 17 and 30 April, 1861, and was stationed at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 25 May, 1861. Captain I Pearl, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company H, resigned on 12 August, 1861.
Company I Abbott Guards: CAPT. E L BAILEY
The company was accepted in state service, under the command of Captain C Knowlton, at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, between 17 and 23 April, 1861, and was ordered to Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 24 April, 1861. Captain C Knowlton was not mustered in United States service on on 7 June, 1861. First Lieutenant E L Bailey was appointed captain on 4 June, 1861.
Company K Goodwin Guards: CAPT. W O SIDES
The company was accepted in state service at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, between 17 and 30 April, 1861, and Captain W O Sides, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Company K, resigned on 14 August, 1861.
Manchester Cornet Band: Band Ldr. ProF. W Dignum
The Manchester Cornet Band organised with twenty-three musicians at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in April 1861 and was assigned to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry in 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

"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 ordered to rendezvous at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 30 April, 1861, and was accepted in state service, under the command of Colonel T P Pierce, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, at Camp Constitution, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, for three months on 10 May, 1861.

Note: Camp Constitution, near Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, was set up by Brigadier General G Stark, New Hampshire State (Militia) Volunteers, on 30 April, 1861, and the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, under the call for 42,034 troops to serve three years by President A Lincoln on 3 May, 1861.

Mustered in three years, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 31 May & 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 31 May, 1861; Companies B, C, and D on 1 June, 1861; Company E on 3 June, 1861; Company F on 4 June, 1861; Companies G and H on 5 June, 1861; Company I on 7 June, 1861; and Company K on 8 June, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was reorganised for three years at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on 21 and 22 May, 1861.

Winnacunnet Guards, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 17 April, 1861: The Winnacunnet Guards was accepted in state service at Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, under the command of Captain C F Dunbar, on 17 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for three months on 19 April, 1861. The company was not mustered in United States service as part of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry between 31 May and 8 June, 1861, and was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth Harbour, shortly afterwards. The company was mustered in United States service as the 3rd New Hampshire Infantry, Company D, for three years on 23 August 1861.

Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, to Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, 20-21 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Eastern (Massachusetts) Railroad to Washington, D. C., 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, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived by the steamer Bay State at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, at 10 AM on 21 June, 1861.

Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., 21-23 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to proceed across the 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 Street Station, on Bolton Street, 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 Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, D. C., 23 June, 1861: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at Camp Sullivan, near Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, 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 Infantry, the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, the 71st New York State Militia Infantry, the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, and the 2nd Rhode Island Artillery was assigned to Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia Infantry, 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.

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 the sick were assigned to guard duty at Camp Sullivan, near Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, D. C., the same day. The regiment was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., at 3 PM on 16 July, 1861, and proceeded by the Columbia Turnpike to the Little River Turnpike at 4 PM the same day. The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at Bailey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, via Fort Runyon, near Columbia Springs, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 16 July, 1861, and was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Little River Turnpike at Fairfax Courthouse via Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 PM the same day and encamped near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 17 July, 1861. The company was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and proceeded by the Warrenton Turnpike to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day. The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at Camp Bush, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 71st New York State Militia Infantry, Corps Engineers, and a detachment of the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry were assigned to clear the road for artillery on 16 July, 1861, and the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry arrived at Camp Bush, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 18 July, 1861 (See the 71st New York State Militia Infantry).

Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, 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, at 5.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 9.30 AM the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 9 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 11 PM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at at Fort Runyon, near Columbia Springs, Alexandria County, via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 July, 1861. The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River by the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., the same day and arrived at Camp Sullivan, near Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, D. C., on 22 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was stationed at Camp Sullivan, near Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, D. C., on 5 August, 1861.

Glenwood Cemetery, west of North Capitol Street, 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 Yard, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 21 June, 1864: The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry was ordered to Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, at 4 AM on 9 June, 1864, and arrived at 11 AM on 15 June, 1864. The regiment was mustered out at the State House Yard, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 21 June, 1864.

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

Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia Infantry, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army: A E Burnside was stationed at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, 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 Infantry, 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 Infantry).

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 Infantry, 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