4th Delaware Infantry Badge

Offered is a hard to find badge worn by Delaware Union veterans at reunions.  This wonderful badge is approximately 10 inches long.  There is a brass colored hanger.  A red ribbon is attached to the hanger.  The likeness of a silver 5th Corp badge is in the middle of the ribbon.  Written on the ribbon is "1862 to 1865 - 4th Regiment Delaware Infantry - 3rd Brigade - 2nd Division - 5th Corps".  Brass colored fringe is attached to the bottom of the ribbon. 


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The 4th Delaware Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 80 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 79 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
June to NovemberOrganized at Wilmington, Delaware under the command of Colonel Arthur H. Grimshaw, a physician.
SeptemberOrdered to Baltimore, Md. and attached to Defenses of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept.
DecemberOrdered to Yorktown, Va. and attached to Busteed’s Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
December 28Duty at Yorktown
1863
April 7Expedition from Gloucester Point to Gloucester Court House
April 12Reconnaissance from Gloucester Point to Hickory Fork
MayAssigned to King’s Independent Brigade, 4th Corps, Department of Virginia
May 19-22Expedition from Gloucester Point into Matthews County
June 4-5Expedition from Yorktown to Walkerton and Aylett’s
June 24-July 7Dix’s Peninsula Campaign; assigned to 4th Army Corps, Department of Virginia
July 1-7Expedition from White House to South Anna River
July 2Baltimore Store
July 8-14Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to King’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
July – OctoberDuty in the defenses of that city and at Centreville and Fairfax Station
OctoberGuard Orange & Alexandria R. R.
November 16Ordered to Delaware
DecemberDuty in the District of Alexandria, Va.

1864

JanuaryAttached to 1st Brigade, Tyler’s Division, 22nd Army Corps. Colonel Grimshaw took command of the 1st Brigade as senior colonel.
MayJoined Army of the Potomac in the field attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps
May 29-June 15Rapidan Campaign
May 29-31Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-18
Assault on Petersburg

Colonel Grimshaw was wounded in the arm.

June 18Siege of Petersburg begins
July 30Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 18-21Weldon R. R. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
September 14Colonel Grimshaw took command of the 3rd Brigade as senior colonel
September 29-October 1Poplar Springs Church
October 1-3Yellow House
October 27-28Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
December 7-12Warren’s Raid on Weldon R. R.
December 9Colonel Grimshaw resigned, “being again relieved from command of a brigade, and placed under his junior officer, a brevet brigadier general, and in view of the fact that the 4th Regt. Del. Vols. has three field officers and is reduced to the number of 217 men present for duty.”
1865
February 5-7
Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9Appomattox Campaign
March 29Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run
March 30
White Oak Road
March 31Gravelly Run
April 1
Battle of Five Forks
April 2Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9Pursuit of Lee
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12Moved to Washington, D. C,
May 23Grand review
June 3Mustered out

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $250.00 USD


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