2nd Delaware Infantry"Crazy Delawares"
Organized: Wilmington, DE; mustered in 06-10/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out on 07/01/1864
|Commanding Officer: |
Capt. David L. Stricker
|Map Showing this Unit:|
Detail Map #7: Richardson's Division Attacks the Sunken Road
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #35: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 15 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #34: Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 8 PM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #115: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #47: Brooke's Brigade, Richardson's Division - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 2 PM
Tablet #121: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #116, cont: Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #44: Richardson's Division, Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 2 PM
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of the Potomac
Corps - Second (II) Army Corps
Division - 1st Division, II Corps
Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
History of the Unit:
The Regiment was organized in June 1861 under Colonel W. H. Wharton and Lt. Col. William P. Bailey. In October, four additional companies were recruited from neighboring counties of Maryland and Pennsylvania to more quickly bring the unit up to strength. Companies B, D and G from Philadelphia, and Company C from Elkton, Maryland.
The Regiment was on duty at Baltimore until June 1862, when they joined the Army of the Potomac (AoP) on the Penisula Campaign.
The remainder of the War:
They were on the campaigns of the AoP at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Courthouse, and to the trenches at Petersburg. They mustered out at the end of their 3-year term of service in July 1864. Reenlisting veterans and new recruits transferred to the 1st Delaware Infantry for the duration of the War.
References, Sources, and other Notes:
Service details from Dyer1 and Pickett.2
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1 Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908, Part 3 [AotW citation 519]
2 Pickett, John E. , III, First State Regiments, Delaware's Manpower Contribution to The Union in the Civil War, published on