Friday, March 28, 1862
On Monday the regiment marched two miles from Harper's Ferry to Sandy Hook, boarding baggage cars bound for Washington, D.C. After arriving on Tuesday, they organized the men and prepared to depart by steamer for Fort Monroe on the Peninsula. On Friday the regiment boarded the steamer Catskill, departing from Washington. They sailed down the Potomac River into Chesapeake Bay for a three-day voyage to the Peninsula.1
1Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005), 109-110.