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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 Infantry. (search)
missioned staff.7–24179169143153188162191161178146351,736 Totals,––––––––––––––1,838 The 2d Mass. Infantry was recruited by Col. George Henry Gordon (a West Point graduate, who had served eight years as lieutenant in the regular army) in April, 1861, and began to be mustered into the service of the United States May 11. It left the State July 8, and joined the command of Major-General Patterson at Martinsburg, Va. On July 18, 1861, the regiment was ordered to Harper's Ferry, and on the 23d Colonel Gordon was placed in charge of the town, General Banks succeeding General Patterson in command. In the autumn the regiment engaged in the movements on the upper Potomac, being stationed at Hyattstown, Md., Darnestown and Seneca Mills, and making its winter quarters near Frederick, Md. On Feb. 27, 1862, it moved towards Winchester, and the succeeding months were spent in movements in the Shenandoah Valley. On May 25 it engaged in the battle of Winchester, encam
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-seventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Under command of Maj. William A. Walker it joined the Army of the Potomac at Cold Harbor June 1, and took part in the movements and engagements of the following days, losing heavily in the assault of June 3, when Major Walker was killed. It was actively engaged under Major Moore before Petersburg June 15 and 18, and took part in the siege until withdrawn from the front August 25. On September 17 it moved to Portsmouth, and those whose term of service had expired left Fortress Monroe on the 23d, and were mustered out at Springfield, Mass., Sept. 29, 1864. The regiment returned to Beaufort, N. C., September 21, and was stationed in the vicinity until the spring of 1865, engaging in service at Plymouth from December 7 to January 8. In March the regiment moved towards Kinston, and was engaged at South West Creek March 8. It remained afterward on duty at New Berne until its muster out, June 26, 1865. Reaching Massachusetts July 7, it was paid off and discharged at Readville July 19,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirtieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
in the action of July 13; it formed part of the expedition to Sabine Pass, Tex., in September, and encamped for the winter at New Iberia. While in winter quarters three-fourths of the regiment re-enlisted and left New Orleans March 6 for furlough, returning May 16. In July the regiment was sent as part of General Emory's force to the defence of Washington, and, arriving at the capital July 13, marched immediately to the Shenandoah in pursuit of General Early. Returning to Georgetown on the 23d, it moved again into Maryland, and formed part of General Sheridan's forces in movements in the Shenandoah valley, engaging, under command of Capt. S. D. Shipley, in the battles of Opequon, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. It encamped for the winter at Opequon Crossing, and April 22 returned to Washington. It was ordered to Savannah, Ga., June 1, was stationed at Georgetown, S. C., and afterward at Sumter, and remained more than a year on provost duty, being mustered out at Charleston, S. C.,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Forty-second regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
man, served during the remainder of the winter, by detachments of one or two companies, separately located. Companies C and H under Captain Leonard and Company K under Lieutenant Harding were detailed for engineer duty. Five of the companies were reunited at headquarters in June. A detachment under Lieutenant Tinkham took part in the action at La Fourche Crossing June 21, and a detachment under First Sergeant George W. Ballou suffered loss in the attack and capture of Brashear City on the 23d. The regiment spent the remainder of its service stationed at New Orleans and Algiers, and on July 31 prepared for its return to Massachusetts. It reached Boston August 10 and was mustered out at Readville Aug. 20, 1863. In the summer of 1864 the regiment was recruited and reorganized for one hundred days service, with the same field officers. It left the State July 24 under Lieutenant-Colonel Stedman, and Colonel Burrell returning from his prison confinement, joined the command at Alex