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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., Twentieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
e surrender of Yorktown. The regiment, as part of Sedgwick's Division, joined in the charge in support of the 1st and 12th Corps on the morning of September 17 at Antietam. At Fredericksburg it formed part of the volunteer force to cross the river and advance into the town on the morning of December 11, engaging again on the 13th. It was in action at Chancellorsville May 3, 1863, and was engaged at Gettysburg July 2 (when Colonel Revere was mortally wounded), and took part again during Pickett's charge on the afternoon of July 3. While in winter quarters, at Stevensburg, Va, 173 members of the regiment enlisted for another term of service. As part of the 2d Corps, the regiment shared in the engagements at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Cold Harbor, engaging in the assault of Petersburg and in the siege. On July 18, 1864, those whose term of service bad expired returned to Massachusetts and were mustered out. About 200 men were added to the regiment from the 15th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-fifth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Twenty-fifth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (1) Col. Edwin Upton. (2) Col. Josiah Pickett, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols. Field and Staff.Line.Band.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals. ABCDEFGHIK Number on regimental rolls,— Officers,1859––––––––––––77 Enlisted men, Including non-commissioned staff.17–25131121147165149122118127121116141,373 Totals,––––––––––––––1,450 Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment Including non-commissioned staff.6––4133232424–34 E afterward occupied headquarters in the vicinity, being stationed on picket at Red House, Va., for a few weeks in May, taking part in July in the advance to Trenton, and engaging in an expedition to Plymouth in September. Six companies, under Major Pickett, took part also in the Tarboroa expedition. As part of the 3d Brigade, it engaged in the Goldsboroa expedition in December, serving in support of batteries at the battle of Kinston,