4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Delaware 4th Infantry Regiment was organized at Wilmington, Del., June to November, 1862. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 79 Enlisted men by disease. Total 164. OFFICERS:

ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Ordered to Baltimore, Md., September, 1862.
  • Attached to Defenses of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to December, 1862.
  • Busteed's Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1863.
  • King's Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1863.
  • Unattached, 4th Army Corps, to July.
  • Unassigned, King's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to January, 1864.
  • Tyler's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1864.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
  • SERVICE:

  • Duty in the Defenses of Baltimore, Md., till December, 1862.
  • Ordered to Yorktown, Va., arriving there December 28, and duty there till July, 1863.
  • Expedition from Gloucester Point to Gloucester Court House April 7, 1863.
  • Reconnaissance from Gloucester Point to Hickory Fork April 12.
  • Expedition from Gloucester Point into Matthews County May 19-22.
  • Expedition from Yorktown to Walkerton and Aylett's June 4-5.
  • Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7.
  • Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7.
  • Baltimore Store July 2. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 8-14, and duty in the defenses of that city and at Centreville and Fairfax Station till October, 1863.
  • Guard Orange & Alexandria R. R. till November 16.
  • Ordered to Delaware November 16.
  • Duty in the District of Alexandria, Va., till May, 1864.
  • Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May, 1864.
  • Rapidan Campaign May 29-June 15. Totopotomoy May 29-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
  • Reserve, Weldon R. R., August 18-21.
  • Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 1.
  • Yellow House October 1-3.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
  • Warren's Raid on Weldon R. R. December 7-12.
  • Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29.
  • White Oak Road March 30.
  • Gravelly Run March 31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • Moved to Washington, D. C, May 1-12.
  • Grand review May 23. Mustered out June 3, 1865.
  • ROSTERS:

    The composite roster of this regiment contains 1474 names.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    REFERENCES:

    Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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