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The 11th Infantry was organized at Fort Independence, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, as regimental headquarters, and which remained the 11th's headquarters during the War.
Erasmus D. Keyes served as colonel of the 11th U.S. Infantry from 14 May 1861 to 6 May 1864. William S. Ketchum served as colonel of the 11th U.S. Infantry 6 May 1864 to 15 March 1869.
After six companies had been organized and assigned to the 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, it was ordered to Perryville, Maryland, October 10, 1861, and duty there until March 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to Sykes' Regular Infantry, Reserve Brigade, Army Potomac, to May 1862. The 11th then campaigned September 1863 to November 1864 as part of the 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January 1865.
The 11th took part in the following: Peninsula Campaign, Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Turkey Bridge June 30, Battle of Malvern Hill Malvern Hill, At Harrison's Landing until August 16.
Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centerville August 16�28. Pope's Northern Virginia Campaign, Battle of Groveton August 29, Second Battle of Bull Run, Maryland Campaign, Battle of Antietam, Shepherdstown Ford September 19�20, Battle of Fredericksburg,
"Mud March", Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6, Battle of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg Campaign, Battle of Gettysburg,
Pursuit of Lee July 5�24. On special duty at New York August 21-September 14. Rejoined army, Bristoe Campaign, Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, Mine Run Campaign, Rapidan Campaign, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Pamunkey May 26�28, Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, Battle of Cold Harbor, Bethesda Church June 1�3, Second Battle of Petersburg, Siege of Petersburg, Mine Explosion, Petersburg,
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