Present, also, at New Madrid, Mo.;
Island No. Ten, Mo.; Tiptonville, Mo.; Farmington, Miss.; Siege of
Corinth, Miss.; Raymond, Miss.; Siege of Jackson, Miss.; Lookout
Mountain, Tenn.; Savannah, Ga.; Salka-hatchie, S.C.; Neuse River, N. C.
NOTES.--Recruited in the fall of 1861.
In March, 1862, it joined Pope's expedition against New Madrid, Mo., and
participated in the investment and capture of Island Number Ten. Its
division-- Hamilton's-- then moved to Corinth, where it joined the
besieging army, arriving there April 22, 1862. Although the regiment was
under fire at New Madrid, and also during the Siege of Corinth, yet it
sustained little or no loss. But at Iuka it was hotly engaged, its
skirmishers opening that battle; the whole regiment was soon under a
severe fire, in which Colonel Boomer was seriously wounded. Two weeks
later, under Lieutenant-Colonel Holman, it was engaged at the battle of
Corinth; it was then in Buford's (1st) Brigade, Hamilton's (3d)
Division, Army of the Mississippi.
During the Vicksburg campaign it was in
Boomer's (3d) Brigade, Crocker's Division, Seventeenth Corps. At
Champion's Hill the regiment encountered some more hard fighting and
heavy losses, Major Charles F. Brown being among the killed. Colonel
Boomer was killed in the assault on Vicksburg-- May 22d-- while in
command of the brigade. In October, 1863, the division under command of
General John E. Smith--now the Third Division, Fifteenth Corps -- left
Memphis, and moved to Chattanooga, where it fought in the battle of
Missionary Ridge. This division did not move with Sherman on the Atlanta
campaign, but garrisoned Allatoona, Ga, Kingston, Ga., and other points
on that line. The regiment was mustered out in November, 1864, the
recruits having been consolidated into a battalion of three companies,
which marched with Sherman to the Sea, and through the Carolinas.