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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 1 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Forty-third regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
ger Regiment, had for its nucleus the 2d Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, M. V. M. Volunteering for nine months service, this Battalion completed its organization at Readville, Mass., as the 43d Infantry, M. V. M., and was mustered into service on varying dates from Sept. 12 to Oct. 25, 1862. It left camp November 5 under command of Col. Charles L. Holbrook, and embarking for Beaufort, N. C., arrived November 15 and went into camp on the Trent River. Company C under command of Capt. Wm. B. Fowle, Jr., was soon afterward stationed on detached duty at New Berne, remaining until March 4, 1883. The regiment, as part of General Foster's forces, was engaged in the Goldsboroa expedition in December, 1862, was active at the battles of Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsboroa, and shared in the expedition to Trenton, N. C., in January, 1863. In April it formed part of the forces sent for the relief of Washington, N. C., meeting the enemy at Blount's Creek April 9 and later supplying volunteer