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Eleventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry.

(1) Col. George Clark, Jr.

(2) Col. William Blaisdell, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols.

(3) Col. Thomas H. Dunham, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols.

Field and Staff.Line.Band.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
Number on regimental rolls,—
Enlisted men,1182416622117200218253135192125196261,961
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.28554635142447
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.1337
Actual total of members of regiment,—
Enlisted men,31024161216183194214245134185123192261,907

The 11th Mass. Infantry, known as the Boston Volunteers, was recruited chiefly in Boston by Col. George Clark, Jr., in April, 1861, and, when eight companies were filled, was ordered to Fort Warren, Boston Harbor; there two companies were added and on June 13 it was mustered into the service of the United States. On June 29 it left the State for Washington and arriving, encamped near the city. It took part in the battle of Bull Run July 21, and as part of Hooker's Brigade moved, August 9, to Bladensburg, Md., going into winter quarters at Budd's Ferry October 27. April 5, 1862, the regiment, now a part of Grover's Brigade, Hooker's Division, embarked for the peninsula, and took part at the siege of Yorktown, engaging on April 26 in the assault and capture of a Confederate lunette. At the battle of Williamsburg, May 5, it was engaged early in the day and again in the afternoon. Encamping during June at White Oak Swamp, it was active at Oak Grove June 25, and took part at Savage's Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill. During the encampment at Harrison's Landing the regiment engaged in the action at Malvern Hill, August 5. It was in action at Catlett's Station, August 27, and was closely engaged in the afternoon of August 29 at Manns3as with great loss. Marching to Alexandria the regiment engaged in the defences of Washington until November 1; then, forming part of a provisional brigade under Colonel Blaisdell, it was on duty at Warrenton Junction and later occupied winter quarters near Falmouth, Va.

At Chancellorsville the regiment was engaged on May 2 and 3, 1863, and at Gettysburg lost heavily on July 2. It took part in the operations near the Rappahannock and engaged in action at Locust Grove during the Mine Run campaign. As part of General Hancock's Corps the regiment was engaged at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 6 and 7, 1864, taking part in the struggle at the ‘Angle’ during the battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 12, and joining afterward in the engagements about North Anna and Cold Harbor. June 12 the regiment's original term of enlistment expired, and the men whose service was ended returned to Massachusetts and were mustered out. Many men had re-enlisted, and these with the recruits formed a battalion of five companies, commanded by Colonel Blaisdell and moved with the army to Petersburg, taking part in the assault of June 16-18, and engaging afterward in the siege. Colonel Blaisdell was killed on the skirmish line June 23. The regiment took part in the final operations about Petersburg in March and April, 1865, was active in the pursuit of the Confederates, and present at the surrender of General Lee's Army at Appomattox. At the close of the campaign the regiment was stationed at Washington until its return to Massachusetts and its discharge, July 14, 1865.

1 Including non-commissioned staff.

2 Including non-commissioned staff.

3 Including non-commissioned staff.

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