32nd Infantry Regiment

32nd Infantry Regiment

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THIRTY- SECOND REGIMENT INFANTRY
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Commanding Officer
Colonel George W Baird

Organized at Camp William Penn in the spring of 1864 the “32nd” was ordered to Hilton Head, S. C., arriving there on April 27th. A few weeks later the command was sent to Morris Island, joining the troops then operating against Charleston. Here and at points along the South Carolina coast the regiment was on duty throughout its term of service. It was mustered out August 22nd, 1865.

Total Losses

  • Killed or died of wounds officers… 2
  • Killed or died of wounds men… 35
  • Died of disease men… 113

Battles and Services

  • Duty at Hilton Head
  • Morris Island siege operations
  • Expedition to Boyd’s Neck
  • Honey Hill
  • Raid on Savannah Railroad
  • Devaux Neck
  • James Island
  • Occupation of Charleston
  • Potter expedition
  • Dingle’s Mills
  • StatesBoro
  • Camden
  • Boydkin’s Mills
  • Beach Creek