Fiftieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia).
Col. Carlos P. Messer
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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
, 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