It was composed of Germans, recruited principally in New York city, but Company K contained a number of men enrolled at Philadelphia, Pa. At the battle of Bull Run, Va. July 21, 1861, the guns of the former Varian's Battery were served by a detachment principally from this regiment, and mostly of Company H; these men were later, when the 2d Battery was organized, transferred to the same. In June, 1863, the three years' men of the regiment were formed into a company, which was known as the Independent Company, 29th Infantry, and performed provost guard duty at the headquarters of the nth Corps, until April 19, 1864, when it was discontinued and the men transferred to the 68th Infantry. The regiment left the State June 21, 1861; served at and near Washington, D.C, from June 23, 1861; in the 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, from July 16, 1861; in Blenker's Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in Stein-wehr's Brigade, same division, Army of the Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in 2d Brigade, same division, Mountain Department, from April, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, nth Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 12, 1862; and was honorably discharged and mustered out under Col. Louis Hartmann, June 20, 1863, at New York city. During its service, the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 27 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 14 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 22 enlisted men; total, 3 officers, 63 enlisted men. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
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