The regiment, after the 24th of April, did provost duty at Newbern
, until June 6, when it left for Boston
, and was mustered out of service at Readville, June 18, 1863.
It was called out to assist in suppressing draft-riot, July 14, 1863, and dismissed July 21.
The regiment was fortunate enough to serve under brigade and division generals who won, not only the respect, but the love, of all who served under them.
were men whose fidelity to duty, unremitting care for the welfare of their men, and entire self-forgetfulness, always gave the best stimulus to the men of their command.
To the corps commander, Major-General Foster
, the regiment owes its gratitude for his many proofs of confidence and acts of kindness; for the ready knowledge, wise precaution, steady nerve, and the inspiring, cheerful pluck, which so largely contributed to the successful issue of its service at Washington, N. C.
, in April, 1863.
Among the losses, none fell more heavily than when, in Washington
, April 11, 1863, the well-beloved surgeon, Robert Ware
, was followed to the grave.
He was a victim to the very disease from which he had rescued so many of the helpless and dependent people who were dying about him.
The Forty-fifth Regiment was in the Department of North Carolina.
It arrived at Newbern
Nov. 5, 1862.
It was assigned to the brigade commanded by Colonel T. J. C. Amory
, which was composed of the Twenty-third and Seventeenth Massachusetts Volunteers.
The Forty-third and Fifty-first Massachusetts Volunteers were afterwards added.
The regiment remained encamped on the Trent
, south of Newbern
, until the 12th of December, during which time the men were thoroughly drilled, and exercised in battalion and brigade movements.
Eight companies of the regiment marched as a portion of General Foster
's force upon the expedition to Goldsborough
, two companies previously having been sent out on garrison duty to Fort Macon
and Morehead City
Upon the 14th of December, it was engaged at the battle of Kinston
, and sustained severe loss,—fifteen men killed, and