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Chronology (May 31, 1862 - October 23, 1862)

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coolly formed on the ground and became again a perfect regiment, minus its missing members. During the entire afternoon the regiment was actively engaged, and received from Gen. Keyes; the Corps Commander, and Gen. Devens, the brigade Commander, much praise for the gallantry and steadiness with which it sustained itself, in the face of overwhelming odds. This was the Battle of "Fair Oaks", or "Seven Pines". ___ Companies E and K were on picket duty, and therefore not directly engaged in the contest. In the remainder of the regiment, the following-named Chicopee men were wounded:-- Roy, McGrath, Gernard, Rogers, and Trudeau.
On the 25th of June they were again called into action, in support of the advance on the left, which was preliminary to the retreat to Harrison's Landing, and participated with the greatest credit in the memorable "Seven days fight" before Richmond. In the last of these engagements, at Malvern Hill, Tuesday, July 1st 1862, the Tenth suffered severely, and covered itself with glory. In the morning of that day they were in front of the line of battle, in support of a battery. About half past two P.M. they were ordered into the open field, and, in connection with the 36th N.Y. Regiment of the same brigade, almost annihilated an entire brigade of the enemy, consisting partly or entirely of North Carolina troops. The Tenth remained on the field till aftger dark, and fired till their ammunition gave out.___ The following named were among the wounded:---Arbuckle, Evans, Boyden, McGrath, Justin, and Atkins.
August 16th the regiment commenced the retreat from Harrison's Landing. August 28th embarked at Yorktown for Alexandria, landing there September 1st, too late to take part in the battles in front of Washington at the end of August. On the same day marched to Fairfax Court House and back to the vicinity of Alexandria. The next day, marched to Chain Bridge, crossed the bridge into Maryland on the 3rd and commenced the campaign in that state. September 16th they reached Pleasant Valley. Marched on the 17th to Harper's Ferry and back through Keedysville to the vicinity of the battle-ground of Antietam, which battle was fought that day. The next day they were placed in the first line of battle, but the fight was not renewed. September 19th entered Sharpsburg; on the 20th marched to Williamsport, driving the enemy back across the Potomac at that place. September 23rd they marched to Downsville, Md. and went into camp. October 20th marched to Hancock, a

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ca. 1861-1865

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“Chronology (May 31, 1862 - October 23, 1862),” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed October 31, 2014, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2856.