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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Second regiment Massachusetts Cavalry. (search)
at Readville, Mass., at varying dates in January and February, 1863, left Massachusetts Feb. 12, 1863, under command of Maj. Caspar Crowninshield, and went into camp at Gloucester Point, opposite Yorktown, Va. The remaining companies of the regiment, California furnishing four of these, were organized and mustered into service from February to May, 1863, under Col. Charles Russell Lowell, and, leaving Readville May 11, encamped near Washington, moving camp on June 23 to Poolesville, Md. On August 6 the detachment at Gloucester Point joined the main body at Centreville, Va., and the regiment was united with the 13th and 16th N. Y. Cavalries to form a brigade, with Colonel Lowell as brigade commander. On September 15 four companies were detached under Major Thompson and sent into Maryland, where they remained until the spring of 1864. The regiment remained in camp at Centreville, Va., until the first of October, on Oct. 9, 1863, moving to Vienna, Va., where it remained during the autu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fortieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
vicinity of Washington during the autumn and winter of 1862-63; it moved to Suffolk April 15, 1863, and occupied the city during the siege, making a reconnoissance on April 24 and another on May 3. It took part in the operations in the vicinity after the raising of the siege, meeting the enemy at Baltimore Cross Roads July 2. The command returned to Washington July 11, and moving to Frederick, Md., joined the Army of the Potomac in the pursuit of Lee's Army into Virginia. It was ordered, August 6, to Folly Island, S. C., and served in the trenches at Fort Wagner until the evacuation by the Confederates. In November, Colonel Porter having resigned, Capt. Guy V. Henry, a graduate of West Point, was appointed colonel, and took command of the regiment November 10. Equipped as mounted infantry at Hilton Head in January, 1864, it moved, February 4, to Jacksonville, Fla.; engaged at Barber's Ford February 10, and at Olustee on the 20th. A detachment of the regiment under Captain Marshal
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Unattached companies of Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
21 year,––– Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in company,—Died by accident or disease,— 90 days,–––90 days,––– 100 days,–––100 days,––– 1 year,–––1 year,–33 Actual total of members of company,—Died as prisoners,— 90 days,3889190 days,––– 100 days,398101100 days,––– 1 year,3991021 year,––– The 2d Unattached Company Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, from Beverly, Mass., was mustered into service for ninety days, May 3, 1864. It served at Eastern Point, Gloucester, until August 6, when its term having expired, it re-enlisted and was mustered on the next day (August 7) for one hundred days service, spending this term also at Gloucester. At the close of the one hundred days service the company re-enlisted for one year, being mustered in Nov. 16, 1864. It served at Gallop's Island, Boston harbor, and was mustered out July 7, 1866. Third Company.—Capt. Luther Dame. Officers.Enlisted Men.Total.Officers.En