3rd Infantry Regiment

3rd Infantry Regiment

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THIRD REGIMENT INFANTRY
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Commanding Officer
Colonel Benjamin G. Tilghman

Organize at Camp William Penn in August, 1863, this regiment was attached to the Fourth Brigade, Tenth Corps, and was stationed at Morris Island, Charleston Harbor S. C., at Hilton Head S. C., and in February, 1864, transferred to Vogdes’ Division, District of Florida 9. With this and other commands its subsequent service was confined to the State of Florida. The “3rd” participated in the assaults on Forts Wagner and Gregg, and in operations at Charleston, S. C.; also in a series of expeditions and actions in Florida. For a considerable period the regiment served as heavy artillery. The command was retained in the service for garrison duty at Jacksonville, Fernandina and other points to October 21st, 1865, when it was mustered out.

Battles and Services

  • Operations on Morris Island, S. C.
  • Operations on Forts Wagner and Gregg
  • Expedition to Florida
  • Expedition to Lake City, Fla.
  • Expedition to Camp Milton, Fla.
  • Expedition to Bryant’s plantation