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Fifty-Seventh Massachusetts Infantry.--“Second Veteran.”

Bartlett's (W. F.) Brigade — White's Division--Ninth Corps.

(1) Col. William F. Bartlett; Bvt. Major-Gen. U. S. V. (2) Col. N. B. Mclaughlin; Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. A.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 3   3       18
Company A 2 26 28   11 11 112
  B 2 19 21   8 8 108
  C   16 16   4 4 107
  D 1 18 19   10 10 106
  E 1 20 21   3 3 98
  F   15 15   8 8 98
  G   18 18   10 10 98
  H 1 20 21   11 11 105
  I   20 20   11 11 102
  K   19 19   10 10 100
Totals 10 191 201   86 86 1,052

201 killed == 19.1 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 716; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 37.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Wilderness, Va. 94 Petersburg Mine, Va. 15
Spotsylvania, Va. 32 Weldon Railroad, Va. 2
North Anna, Va. 15 Poplar Spring Church, Va. 4
Bethesda Church, Va. 1 Fort Stedman, Va. 10
Petersburg, Va., assault, June 17, 1864 20 Place Unknown 1
Petersburg Trenches, Va. 7    

Present, also, at Cold Harbor; Boydton Road; Fall of Petersburg.

notes.--This regiment was in active service less than a year, and yet its percentage of killed was one of the highest of the war. It left the State April 18, 1864, proceeding to Annapolis where it joined the Ninth Corps-First Brigade, First Division, and marched soon after on its way to join the Army of the Potomac. At the Wilderness it was hotly engaged, and with severe loss, its casualties amounting to 57 killed, 158 wounded, and 30 missing; total, 245 out of 24 officers and 521 men engaged; one company, H, was not in this action, having been detailed on duty elsewhere just at that time. Colonel Bartlett was seriously wounded in this battle. In the two actions in which the Ninth Corps was engaged at Spotsylvania, it also suffered a severe percentage of loss, losing on May 12th, 13 killed, 55 wounded, and 4 missing; on May 18th, 3 killed, and 14 wounded. The regiment made a brilliant charge in the assault on Petersburg--June 17th--carrying the works at the point of the bayonet; loss, i killed, 30 wounded, and 3 missing. Lieutenant-Colonel Charles L. Chamberlain, a very able officer was killed at the North Anna, and Major Albert Prescott, in the charge following the Mine Explosion at Petersburg. In this action, the regiment lost 4 killed, 16 wounded, and 31 missing. It had become so reduced in numbers that it could only muster about 70 men present in the battle at Poplar Spring Church. Major James Doherty fell, mortally wounded, at Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865.


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