previous next

[165]

Twenty-First Massachusetts Infantry.

Leasure's Brigade — Stevenson's Division Ninth Corps.

(1) Col. Augustus Morse. (2) Col. William S. Clark. (3) Col. George P. Hawkes; Bvt. Brig. Gen.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 2   2       16
Company A   14 14   7 7 119
  B   17 17   9 9 113
  C 1 19 20   4 4 115
  D 2 15 17   5 5 102
  E 1 13 14 1 11 12 125
  F   10 10 1 9 10 105
  G   16 16   9 9 120
  H 1 11 12   10 10 110
  I 2 17 19   10 10 120
  K 2 16 18   15 15 133
Totals 11 148 159 2 89 91 1,178

159 killed == 13.4 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 560; died of disease in Confederate prisons (previously included), 6.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Roanoke Island, N. C. 13 Spotsylvania, Va., May 18 1
New Berne, N. C. 23 Shady Grove Road, Va. 3
Camden, N. C. 4 Bethesda Church, Va. 13
Chantilly, Va. 38 Petersburg, Assault, June 17 6
Antietam, Md. 10 Petersburg Mine, Va. 7
Fredericksburg, Va. 13 Siege of Petersburg 10
Knoxville, Tenn. 4 Weldon Railroad, Va. 3
Wilderness, Va. 3 Poplar Grove Church, Va. 4
Spotsylvania, Va., May 12 4    

Present, also, at Manassas; South Mountain; Blue Springs; Campbell's Station; Cold Harbor; North Anna.

notes.--Composed mainly of Worcester county men. It left the State August 23, 1861, and was stationed at Annapolis until January 6, 1862, when it sailed with the Burnside expedition to North Carolina, having been brigaded in General Reno's command. Under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Alberto C. Maggi, it was prominently engaged at Roanoke Island, where its casualties were 5 killed and 39 wounded. In the following month, commanded by Colonel Clarke, it fought gallantly at New Berne, where it suffered a loss of 15 killed and 42 wounded; among the killed was Adjutant Stearns. At Chantilly — in Ferrero's Brigade, Reno's Division — the regiment encountered the hardest fighting in its experience; Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph P. Rice was killed, and the total of casualties amounted to 22 killed, 98 wounded, and 26 captured, out of less than 400 men present in action. At Fredericksburg — Ferrero's (2d) Brigade, Sturgis's (2d) Division — the regiment rendered efficient service by the skill with which, from an advanced position and good marksmanship, it kept down the enemy's fire. In this action two color bearers were killed, and others were wounded, one of the latter losing both arms. Leasure's Brigade distinguished itself particularly in the battle of the Wilderness, where it swept down the line, across and opposite Hancock's front; it was a daring charge, and accomplished with a remarkably small loss. The Twenty-first was mustered out in October, 1864; the men remaining in the field were transferred to the Thirty-sixth Massachusetts.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
October, 1864 AD (1)
January 6th, 1862 AD (1)
August 23rd, 1861 AD (1)
June 17th (1)
May 18th (1)
May 12th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: