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Fiftieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia).

Col. Carlos P. Messer.

Field and Staff.Line.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
ABCDEFGHIK
Number on regimental rolls,—
Officers,93039
Enlisted men,1595888097849188928698904
Totals,943
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.11
Actual total of members of regiment,—
Officers,93039
Enlisted men,2595888097849188928697903
Totals,942

The 50th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, had for its nucleus the 7th Regiment Mass. Militia, made up of men from Essex and Middlesex counties. Recruited to the required numbers at Camp Edwin M. Stanton, Boxford, it left camp under Col. Carlos P. Messer for New York November 19, to become part of General Banks' forces in the Department of the Gulf. Owing to the lack of means of transportation, it was sent to Louisiana by detachments, and Company I, sailing December 1, arrived much in advance of the others and was attached to the 30th Mass. Infantry at Baton Rouge until the arrival of companies A, E and K, about February 5. The remaining six companies, leaving Philadelphia January 9, were separated at Fortress Monroe, and companies C, F and G were enabled to join the detachment at Baton Rouge February 14; but the remaining three companies, under Lieutenant-Colonel

1 Including non-commissioned staff.

2 Including non-commissioned staff.

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