This regiment, mostly from the south- western part of the state, was mustered in for three years at Concord in Sept. and Oct., 1862. It was mustered out July 8, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. The original members numbered 968, transferred 1, recruits 417, total strength 1,386. It lost 66 of its number, who were killed or died of wounds and 159 from other causes. The 14th was the last three years' regiment furnished by the state, many of its men having expected to join other regiments. It left the state for Washington on Oct. 18, 1862, arrived there two days later and was assigned to defense duty. It remained near Washington, performing varied services until in Feb., 1864, when it was ordered to the upper Potomac and was encamped for a short time near Harper's Ferry. The men went home to vote and in March the regiment was ordered to Hilton Head, S. C, which was reached after terrible storms. From April to July, 1864, it was in or near New Orleans, then returned to Washington, and soon entered into active field service. It was in the fights at Deep Bottom, Winchester, Halltown, Berryville, Lock's ford, Fisher's hill, Tom's brook, Strasburg and Cedar creek, and all proved the valor of the 14th. The late winter and spring were spent in Savannah, Ga., and in May, 1865, the regiment was ordered to Augusta. So much southern service was disastrous to the health of the troops and they lost heavily through sickness.
The Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 63 Enlisted men killed and mortally wouonded and 4 Officers and 151 Enlisted men by disease. Total 232.
Cols., Robert Wilson, Alexander Gardiner, Carroll D. Wright, Theodore A. Ripley; Lieut.-Cols., Tileston A. Barker, Oliver H. Marston; Majs., Samuel A. Duncan, Alexander Gardiner, Flavel L. Tolman.
Attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Corps, Defences of Washington, to June, 1863. Garrison of Washington, D. C., 22nd Corps, to March, 1864. Unattached, Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1865. Dept. of the South to July, 1865.
Picket and patrol duty along Upper Potomac, Defences of Washington, November, 1862, to April, 1868. Provost duty at Washington, D. C., till February, 1864. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., February 3, thence moved to Cumberland, Md., and return to Washington February 25. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and sailed from New York March 20. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, Jefferson City and along Lake Pontchartrain till June. Ordered to Morganza, La., June 7. Movement to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., and to Berryville, Va., July 13-August 19. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and other points in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Savannah, Ga., January 3-20, and Provost duty there till May 6. March to Augusta, Ga., May 6-14. Return to Savannah June and mustered out July 8, 1865.
The compiled service records of this unit contains 1846 men.
Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion