Chronology of movements


1861
June 13 - Grand Rapids to Detroit to Cleveland, Ohio
June 14 - Cleveland to Pittsburgh, Pa
June 15 - Pittsburgh to Altoona to Harrisburg
June 16 - Harrisburg to Baltimore to Washington to Chain Bridge (Camp Blair)
June 30 - Chain Bridge along the Potomac
July 7 - Camp Blair
July 11 - Washington
July 14 - Camp Blair
July 16-20 - Advance on Manassas
July 17 - Occupation of Fairfax court house
July 18 - Action at Blackburn's ford
July 20 - Bull Run
July 21 - Battle of Bull Run
July 26-7 - Arlington Hts.
August 3 - Arlington Hts. - Hunter's Farm
August 6 - Hunter's farm
August 8 - Hunter's farm
August 11 - Washington
August 18 - Washington
August 20 - Hunter's farm
August 24 - Arlington Hts.
August 25 - Arlington Hts. - Fort Albany
September 4 - Arlington Hts.
September 6 - Arlington Hts. - Fort Richardson
September 10 - Arlington Hts.
September 17 - Fort Richardson
September 19 - Fort Richardson
September-October - Fort Richardson & Fort Lyon
October 1 - Fort Richardson
October 2 - Arlington Hts.
October 3 - Eagle Hill - 1 & 1/2 miles south of Alexandria
October 4 - Fort Richardson
October 7 - Arlington Hts.
October 13 - Fort Lyon
October 15 - Fort Lyon
October 19 - Camp near Fort Lyon
October 21-24 - Reconnaissance to Occoquan
October 24 - Eagle Hill
October 27 - Fort Lyon
October 31 - Fort Richardson
November 6 - Eagle Hill
November 9 - Fort Lyon
November 14 - Fort Lyon
November 16 - Fort Lyon
November 21 - Fort Lyon
November 26 - Fort Lyon
November 27 - Fort Lyon
December 4 - Fort Lyon
December 17 - Fort Lyon - Camp Michigan
December 18 - Camp Michigan
December 25 - Camp Michigan
December 28 - Camp Michigan

1862
January 5-20 - Camp Michigan
February 1 - Camp Michigan
February 3 - Occoquan village, companies H & I
March - Camp Heintzelman (Camp Michigan?)
March 17 - Moved to the Virginia peninsula
March 19 - Hampton Roads, aboard ship
March 20 - Leave Camp Michigan
March 23 - Fortress Monroe
March 27 - Fortress Monroe & Old Point Comfort
March-April - Yorktown, at Camp Winfield Scott, 3 miles away
April 2 - Fortress Monroe
April 4-May 4 - Siege of Yorktown
April 6 - Yorktown, Camp Scott
April 10 - Camp Heintzelman
April 15 - Yorktown; Co. I engaged in manufacturing lumber
April 18 - Yorktown
April 26 - Yorktown
May 1 - Yorktown
May 3 - Yorktown
May 5 - Battle of Williamsburg
May 6-7 - Williamsburg
May 14 - Road to Richmond
May 17-18 - Camp Cumberland on Pamunkey River
May 21 - New Kent court house
May 28 - 12 miles from Richmond
May 31-June 1 - Battle of Fair Oaks
June 1-2 - Reconnaissance beyond Fair Oaks
June 25-27 - Seven Days before Richmond
June 25 - Oak Grove
June 29 - Actions at Savage Station
June 30 - Actions at Charles City Crossroad, Glendale and White Oak Swamp
July 1 - Battle of Malvern Hill
July 1-August 15 - Harrison's Landing
August 15 - Left Harrison's Landing and marched to Yorktown
August 20 - Fortress Monroe, embarked on transports
August 23 - Arrived Alexandria, train to Manassas & Warrenton; back to Manassas to Centreville
August 29 - Battle of Groveton (2nd Bull Run)
August 30 - Fall back to Centreville
September 1 - Battle of Chantilly
September 2 - Return to the field of action, then back to Fairfax & Alexandria
September 3 - Fort Lyon, bivouacked on Hunting Creek
September 4 - Alexandria
September 10 - Alexandria; Fort Ward, via Fairfax Seminary
September 25 - Upton's Hill
October 11-Nov. 23 - Leave Upton's Hill, march up the Potomac to Chain Bridge, on to Edward's Ferry
October 28 - White's Ford (or Conrad's Ferry) via Poolesville
October 31 - Broke camp at White's Ford, marched 7 miles, camped near Leesburg
November 2 - Marched to Mt. Gilead, 15 miles
November 3 - Marched through Upperville and camped 3 miles from Ashby's Gap
November 5 - Marched 15 miles and passed through Middleburg and White Plains
November 6 - Passed through Salem and marched all day to the Bull Run mtns
November 9 - Waterloo bridge - 8 miles west of Warrenton, Co. K crossed the river to support Gen Pleasonton
November 11 - Warrenton road
November 12 - Company K recrossed the river
November 14 - To Warrenton
November 15 - From Warrenton to Fredericksburg
November 16 - Marched 5 miles and camped near Warrenton
November 17 - Marched to Fayettesville
November 18 - Marched 11 miles and crossed the railroad at Bealeton Station
November 19 - Marched 6 miles
November 22 - Marched 12 miles and encamped opposite Fredericksburg
November 25 - Near Fredericksburg
December 11 - Went into Camp near Falmouth
December 13 - Moved towards the Rappahannock river and crossed at the lower bridge at about 12am; Battle of Fredericksburg
December 15 - Recrossed the river late that night
December 16 - Marched back to Camp Pitcher
December 29 - Camp Pitcher, near Falmouth

1863
January 20 - To U.S. Ford but did not cross the river; returned to Camp Pitcher near at Falmouth and remained there until about the end of April
March-April -
Companies A & E at Camp Sickles
Companies B, H, and I in camp near Potomac creek
Company C in camp near Fredericksburg
Companies D and K in camp near Falmouth
Companies F, G and F & S in the field
April 2 - Camp near Upper Belle-Plain Landing on the Potomac
April 4 - Left Hampton for Yorktown
April 10 - Encamped near Belle-Plain; Companies H and I at Camp Curtin
April 28 - Broke camp and moved to the Rappahannock river
April 30 - Crossed the railroad at Stoneman's Switch, halted about 3 miles above U.S. Ford
May 1-5 - Battle of Chancellorsville
May 1 - Crossed the Rappahannock at U.S. Ford and moved up to the Chancellor house, arriving there about 12am Engaged the enemy during the afternoon
May 2 - Advanced with the division and engaged the enemy; fell back in the evening
May 3 - Engaged the enemy again
May 6 - Arrived back at its former camp at Belle-Plain on Potomac creek, at about 4pm
June 11 - Broke camp at Belle-Plain & halted at 11pm about 8 miles from Stoneman's Switch on the Warrenton Pike
June 12 - Marched 18 miles and halted at sunset at Bealton Station
June 13 - Left Bealton Station at 3pm and marched down the railroad to Catlett Station
June 15 - Started at 7am and halted at Bull Run creek at sunset
June 17 - Marched at 3am, passed over old Bull Run battlefield and halted in Centreville
June 19 - Left Centreville at 2am and marched to Gum Spring, about 12 miles
June 25 - Left Gum Spring at 6am. Crossed the Potomac at Edwards Ferry, 13 miles from Gum Spring, and marched up the towpath to Monocacy creek 12 miles from Edwards Ferry, arriving at 10am
June 26 - Marched at 6am, and halted at noon near Point-of-Rocks
June 27 - Left Point-of-Rocks at 9am, passed through Jefferson after dinner. Bivouacked at Middleton at dusk
June 28 - Marched at 7am, passed through Middleton at 9am, passed through Frederick about 2am Bivouacked about 6 miles from Frederick
June 29 Marched at 6am, and passed through Taneytown about four miles from the Pennsylvania line at sunset and halted for night
June 30 - Marched at noon - halted near Emmitsburg
July 1-3 - Battle of Gettysburg
July 1 - Marched about one mile
July 2 - Marched at daybreak, passed through Emmitsburg and crossed into Pennsylvania at 6am Came up to front line at Gettysburg at 9am Pushed forward with the 5th Mich as sharpshooters on a skirmish line about a mile beyond Emmitsburg Pike. The enemy were discovered moving in large force to turn the Union left, and Corps Commander Gen. Dan Sickles at once advanced his line to an advantageous position to repel the attack. The regiment in the Peach Orchard
July 7 - Left Gettysburg at daybreak and marched 20 miles, passed through Emmitsburg
July 8 - Marched at daybreak, passed through Frederick, halted about 3 miles beyond
July 9 - Marched at 7am, halted near Middleton. Passed through Middleton at 2am, halted about 2 miles out. Marched again at 5am Passed over Old South Mountain battlefield at sunset
July 15 - Marched in direction of Harper's Ferry, passed over Antietam battleground and through Sharpsburg at noon
July 16 - Marched about 15 miles
July 17 - Marched at 5am and crossed the Potomac at Harper's Ferry at 8am Marched down bank of river about two miles and bivouacked
July 18 - At 4am on the move, went about 10 miles and halted
July 19 - Marched at 6am
July 20 - Marched at 7am and halted about 5am near Upperville (or about 4 miles from Snicker's Gap), making it a march of about 20 miles
July 22 - Marched at 2am until midnight
July 23 - Marched at daybreak, went 4 miles and came up Manassas Gap at Wapping Heights
July 24 - Marched to Front Royal and halted. At about noon about-faced and marched back; at 10am Regiment halted at the Gap
July 25 - Marched at 10am and passed through Salem at noon.
July 26 - Marched at sunrise and passed through Warrenton at 11am; camped about 3 miles from the town at 2am
July 31 - Marched to Sulphur Springs; about 8 miles from Warrenton
August 9 - Sulphur Springs, Va.
August 15 - Bealton Station to Alexandria
August 17 - Alexandria
August 20 - Alexandria to New York City
August 22 - Arrived at 8am and landed 2 miles above Castle Garden; took ferry to Governors Island at 5am
August 23 - Marched up Broadway as far as Chambers st., quartered at US marshal's office, nos. 35 & 36 Chambers.
August 30 - Left Chambers st. at 5am marched down to pier; left for Troy, New York
August 31 - Arrived Troy at 7am Marched to the courthouse andpitched camp on the square
September 1 - Troy
September 3 - Troy - quartered in the armory
September 5 - Troy
September 11 - Troy
September 13 - Left Troy for New York City at 3am
September 14 - Landed in New York City at 8am, crossed the Hudson to Jersey City at 1amand took train for Washington, DC. Arrived Phila. at 10am
September 15 - Marched through city to depot; arrived Baltimore at 1am, and left for Washington at 5am, arriving late that night
September 17 - Left Washington at 7am by ferry for Alexandria
September 18 - At 8am took Orange & Alexandria railroad south; arrived Culpepper at 2am
October 1 - Action at Auburn Heights
October 3 - Auburn Heights
October 6 - Culpeper
October 8 - Culpeper
October 9-22 - Bristoe campaign
October 10 - Left Culpeper, forded Rappahannock near Rappahannock Station
October 11 - Crossed Grand Vine run about 7am, and at 11am crossed Hegmons creek and halted
October 12 - On picket at Hegmon's run
October 13 - Left picket line at 6am, and halted at 10am at Greenwich
October 14 - Left Greenwich at daybreak, and marched until 4am; halted at Centreville
October 15 - Left Centerville at 7am and crossed the railroad at Fairfax Station. Marched two miles farther and encamped
October 19 - Marched at daybreak and halted at Bristoe Station at 3am
October 20 - Marched at daybreak; crossed Broad run. Marched to Greenwich and halted at 5am
October 21 - Left Greenwich at 8am and marched through Catlett Station, arriving there at 1am
October 22 - Detailed to return to Bristoe station; the regiment to guard wagon train
October 23 - Returned with wagon train
October 30 - Marched about 3 miles beyond Warrenton, arriving there at noon
November 1 - Camp near Bealton station
November 2 - Bealeton Station
November 7-8 - Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 - Broke camp and left Warrenton Junction at daybreak and moved to Kelley's ford & forded Rappahannock river at 4am
November 8 - Engaged the enemy at Kelley's Ford, and then marched with the army to Brandy Station where the regiment encamped
November 10 - In woods on J. M. Bott's farm
November 26 - Crossed the Rapidan at Ely's ford at 6:30am and bivouacked
November 26-Dec 2 - Mine Run campaign
November 27 - Action at Bartlett's Mills and Locust Grove; at the Payne's farm
November 29 - Skirmished with the enemy
November 30 - Battle of Mine Run
December 2 - Crossed the Rapidan river at daybreak at Germanna ford, and reached the old camp ground at 2:30am
December 21-24 - 178 men reenlisted as Veteran Volunteers

1864
January-February - Camp Bullock, near Brandy Station
February 6 - Passed through Culpeper at 10am
February 7 - Marched at daybreak and went about 2 miles; marched back 1mile, moved again and halted at 10am
February 11-21 - Camp Bullock
February 28 - Marched at 7am, and at 2:30am halted at James City
March 2 - Left James City at 7am and arrived at Camp Bullock at 1am
March 3 - Left for Warrenton
March 18 - Camp Bullock
April 18 - Camp Bullock
May 3 - Broke camp in the evening
May 4-June 9 - Campaign from the Rapidan to the James rivers
May 4 - Marched at 11am, crossed Rapidan river at Ely's ford, marched all day - halted in woods near Chancellorsville
May 5 - Marched at 5am, 290 rifles strong, and advanced about 10 miles
May 5-7 - Battle of the Wilderness
May 6 - Laurel Hill
May 8 - Action at Todd's Tavern
May 8-12 - Battle of Spotsylvania
May 10 - Action at the Po River
May 12-21 - Spotsylvania court house; the Third was consolidated temporarily with the Fifth Michigan infantry
May 12 - Assault on the Salient (the Bloody Angle)
May 19 - Harris Farm, on the Fredericksburg road
May 21-23 - Action at the North Anna River
May 23-24 - North Anna river
May 26-27 - On line of the Pamunkey river
May 27 - Crossed the Pamunkey river and advanced toward Cold Harbor
May 28-31 - Topotomoy
June 1-9 - Cold Harbor
June 9 - With the exception of the enlisted men and such as had joined since the date of organization and certain designated officers were ordered to proceed to Michigan for the purpose of being discharged. The remaining men and officers were formed into a battalion of four companies and attached to the 5th Michigan infantry
June 10 - Non-veterans mustered out
June 13 - Veterans and recruits transferred to the 5th Michigan infantry
June 20 - Third Michigan formally mustered out of federal service

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