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First regiment Massachusetts Cavalry. (1) Col. Robert Williams, Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols. (2) Col. Horace Binney Sargent, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols. (3) Col. Samuel Emery Chamberlain, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. . Vols. companies. Field and staffLineABCDEFGHII New.KK New.LL New.MM New.Recruits.Totals. Number on regimm Dragoons, North Bridgewater Dragoons and Springfield Horseguards. The first enlistments were made in the early part of September, 1861, and on September 11 Robert Williams of Virginia, captain, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Army, was appointed by Governor Andrew as colonel of the regiment, being recommended by Gen. Winfield en days in New York and then went on to Hilton Head, S. C., and were joined in a short time by the 1st Battalion. In the movement against Charleston, S. C., Colonel Williams commanded the brigade of which the regiment formed a part. The 1st and 2d Battalions joined the army of the Potomac in Virginia, Aug. 19, 1862, and the 3d B<
nattached Cavalry, under Captain Durivage, left Boston harbor Jan. 13, 1862, and arrived at Ship Island, Miss., February 12. Here the three companies were united in a battalion, with Captain Read as acting major. On the formation of General Butler's division into brigades, the companies were separated and the 1st Co., forming part of the 1st Brigade, on April 16, 1862, left Ship Island for New Orleans, and was stationed in charge of its defence until May 1, 1864. The 2d Co., under Major-General Williams, entered in the engagement against Baton Rouge, and after the evacuation of the city, returning to New Orleans, remained there until the spring of 1863. Captain Durivage of the 3d Unattached Co. was drowned in the Mississippi River on April 23, 1862, four months after the organization of the company; and Jonathan E. Cowan, appointed in his place, being on leave of absence, the organization served under Lieutenant Perkins; in September, 1862, it became part of Weitzel's Brigade, and e
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Second battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. (search)
au, La., Nov. 3, 1863; Fort Blakely, Ala., April 2, 1865; Daniel's Plantation, Ala., April 2, 1865. The 2d Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery was recruited in Boston during April and May, 1861, and was the first battery sent forward for three years service. It passed the year 1861 and to April, 1862, in garrison at Baltimore, Md., being engaged from time to time in many marches into Maryland and Virginia; then it left for Louisiana as part of General Butler's command, assigned to General Williams's brigade, and encamped at Baton Rouge, La., until it engaged in the Vicksburg expedition of June–July, 1862, returning to Baton Rouge for the engagement of August 5. During December of 1862, General Banks having succeeded to the command of the Department of the Gulf, the battery was assigned to General Grover, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, and was in winter quarters at Baton Rouge until March, 1863, when it joined the expedition against Port Hudson, and later, after its return from t
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)
reached Ship Island, Miss., February 12. Company K joined the regiment March 9, and the organization was completed during the month as the 30th Mass. Infantry, Capt. Nathan A. M. Dudley, of the 10th U. S. Infantry, having been appointed colonel March 1. As part of General Phelps's force it shared in the operations against New Orleans in April, a detachment under Major Whittemore occupying Fort St. Philip immediately after its surrender. Stationed at Baton Rouge, it engaged as part of General Williams's Brigade in the movement against Vicksburg, and, returning, took active part at the battle of Baton Rouge August 5, under command of Major Whittemore. Leaving Baton Rouge August 21, it encamped in the vicinity of Carrollton until November 3, moving then to New Orleans. In January, 1863, the regiment was assigned to the 3d Brigade (commanded by Colonel Dudley), 1st Division, 19th Army Corps. It formed part of the land forces operating with Farragut against Port Hudson March 14, and s
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirty-first regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
It left the State February 21 to join the Department of the Gulf, under command of Col. Oliver P. Gooding, a graduate of West Point, and first lieutenant 10th U. S. Infantry. General Butler and his staff embarked at Fortress Monroe on the Mississippi, which carried the regiment to Ship Island, where they landed March 23, having been delayed by storms and accident on the passage. Soon after the arrival of the regiment its designation was changed to the 31st Mass. Infantry. Assigned to General Williams's Brigade, it took part in the operations against New Orleans, was the first regiment to enter the city after the surrender, and was stationed on provost and guard duty in the city and at the forts in the vicinity during the summer and autumn. On the organization of the 19th Army Corps, in January, 1863, seven companies of the regiment, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Hopkins, became part of the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, with Colonel Gooding as brigade commander, the three remaining