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|Here is what I found on the Regiment:
Second Infantry.-Cols., Joseph B. Carr, Sidney W. Park;
Lieut.-Cols., R. Wells Kenyon, William A. Olmsted; Majs., Richard
D. Bloss, George H. Otis, George W. Willson, William B. Tibbitts.
The 2nd, known as the Troy regiment, was organized at Troy, and
was mustered into the U. S. service on May 14, 1861, at Camp
Willard, Troy, nearly 800 strong, for a term of two years. It
left Troyon the 18th for New York, there embarked for Fortress
Monroe, encamped at Mill creek and participated in the battle of
On Aug. 5 the regiment was ordered to Newport News, where
permanent quarters were erected and the following winter was
passed, during which time many new recruits were received. In
Jan., 1862, it joined an expedition up the James river; became a
part of the 1st brigade, 1st division of the Army of Virginia on
March 7; from April 6 to 17 it was stationed at Young's mill, and
on June 6 was assigned to the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps.
The regiment took part in the campaign on the Peninsula, being
engaged at Fair Oaks, in the Seven Days' battles and in August at
Malvern hill. During the campaign in Virginia, it was active at
Bristoe Station, where the loss was 70 in killed, wounded and
missing; Groveton, the second Bull Run and Chantilly. After
various marches and countermarches in Virginia, the regiment took
part in the battle of Fredericksburg, after which it went into
winter quarters near Falmouth, which were occupied until the
opening of the Chancellorsville movement in the spring of 1863.
During this battle the loss of the regiment was 54. On May 11,
1863, 120 men enlisted for three years' service and were
transferred to the 70th N. Y., the remainder of the regiment
being mustered out at Troy on the 26th. The total loss of the
regiment during its term of service was 26 deaths from wounds and
22 from other causes.
The organization of this regiment was commenced at Troy,
April 15, 1861; it was accepted by the State April 24, 1861,
and mustered in the service of the United States at Troy for
two years, May 14, 1861. In October and November, 1861, a
number of men of the 13th, 19th and 21st Infantry, and 2d Me.
Volunteers (130 men), were transferred to it; those of the
Maine regiment were, however, retransferred in August, 1862.
The companies were recruited principally: A, B, G and K at
Troy; C at Troy, Ballston, Saratoga, Brunswick, Schenectady,
Lansingburgh, Grafton, Cohoes, Union Village and Poestenkill; D
at Troy and Cohoes; E at Troy, Caldwell, Cohoes and
Lansingburgh; F at Troy and Pittstown; H at Troy, Green Island,
Cohoes, Lansingburgh and Pittstown; and I at North Adams,
Cohoes, Troy, Petersburgh, Berlin, Pittstown, Pownall and
The regiment, Col. Joseph B. Carr, left the State May 23,
1861, and served near Fort Monroe, Va., from May 24, 1861; at
Newport News, Va., from August 5, 1861; in the 1st Viele's,
Brigade, 1st Division, Department of Virginia, from May 18,
1862; and in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Corps, from June
6, 1862; May 11, 1863, the three years' men, 120, were
transferred to the 70th Infantry and the regiment left for Troy
where it was honorably discharged and mustered out, under
Lieut.-Col. William A. Olmsted, May 26, 1863.
Fought on 8 Jun 1861 at New Market Bridge, VA.
Fought on 8 Jun 1861 at Fort Monroe, VA.
Fought on 20 Jun 1861.
Fought on 16 Dec 1861.
Fought on 21 Jun 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA.
Fought on 25 Jun 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1862 at White Oak Swamp, VA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1862 at Charles City Cross Roads, VA.
Fought on 27 Aug 1862 at Bristoe Station, VA.
Fought on 29 Aug 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
Fought on 30 Aug 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
Fought on 13 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Fought on 2 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
Fought on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
Fought on 4 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
By what it looks your ancestor might have wounded at Fredericksburg and then was sent to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and there was discharged for disability.