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y and garrison the town. In the battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862, following on the fall of Yorktown, Maj.-Gen. Joseph Hooker, a Massachusetts officer, was in command, and received at this time his epithet of Fighting Joe. Regiments from this State took a leading part, including the 1st, 7th and 11th, besides the 10th, which sustained no loss. The 1st was on the skirmish line and sustained its previously good character; the 7th, a Bristol County regiment, under command of Col. Nelson H. Davis (succeeding Col. Darius N. Couch, now promoted brigadier-general), was brought forward most successfully at a critical juncture, and rendered much service at small loss, while the 11th, a regiment known as the Boston Volunteers, under Colonel Blaisdell, was especially complimented by Governor Andrew for its good conduct, and the regiment received a new regimental color. Michael A. Dillon, of the 2d New Hampshire Infantry (Co. G.), a native of Massachusetts, won a medal of honor in th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Seventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Seventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (1) Col. Darius N. Couch, Maj. Gen. U. S. Vols. (2) Col. Nelson H. Davis, Brig. Gen. U. S. Army. (3) Col. Joseph Wheelock. Field and Staff.Line.Band.companies.Totals. ABCDEFGHIK Number on regimental rolls,— Officers,1464–––––––––––78 Enlisted men, Including noncommissioned staff.16–201201091021141051091051041041131,121 Totals,–––––––––––––1,199 Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment. Including noncommissioned staff.9––733223135442 Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.–––1–1–––2–116 Totals,9––834223336548 Actual total of members of regiment,— Officers,1464–––––––––––78 Enlisted men, Including noncommissioned staff.7–2011210698112103106102101981081,073 Totals,–––––––––––––1,151 The 7th Mass. Infantry was recruited by Col. (afterward general) Dar
cent appointments: Colonels George W. Culium and Schuyler Hamilton, lately attached to Gen. Scott's staff, to be Brigadier, Generals of volunteers, to report to Gen. Halleck. Captain Jesse L. Reno, of the regular army, Charles C. Huger, George W. Morgan, J. Stahl, and Col. Philip St. George Cook, also to be Brigadier-Generals of volunteers, to report to Gen. McClellan. Wm. Powell Mason, appointed aide-de-camp to Gen. McClellan, with the rank of captain. Capt. A. J. Halleck, appointed an aid to Gen. Halleck, with the rank of captain. James B. McPherson to be Lieut.-Col., to report to Gen. Halleck. The following Assistant Inspectors General have been appointed with the rank of Major: Captains Nelson H. Davis, Roger Jones, John Buford, and Absolom Baird, to report to General McClellan, and Captain James Totton to report to Inspector Gen. Van Rensalaer, at St. Louis Lieut. Charles H. Tompkins appointed Assistant Quartermaster with the rank of captain.