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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
20. Expedition to Hampton May 13. Fatigue and garrison duty at Fortress Monroe till July 1, and at Hampton till July 16. Ordered home July 16, and mustered out July 22, 1861. Expiration of term. Militia 9 months. Organized at Lakeville September, 1862. Moved to Boston October 22, thence embarked on Steamers Merrimac and Mississippi for New Berne, N. C., arriving there October 26. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to December, 1862. Heckmwport News till July 11. Movement on Great Bethel June 9-10. Battle of Big Bethel June 10. Moved to Boston July 15-17, and mustered out July 22, 1861. Lost 1 Enlisted man killed. Militia 9 months. Organized at Camp Joe Hooker, Lakeville, and mustered in September 23, 1862. Moved to New York December 27-28, thence to New Orleans and Carrollton, La., January 3-February 13, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863.
suspend the rules and pass the bill through its several readings, but did not prevail. In the House.—On motion of Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, it was ordered, that the Governor be requested to communicate to the House the correspondence relating to the recruiting of troops in this Commonwealth by General Butler. Jan. 14. In the Senate.—The bill to give aid to the families of volunteers recruited in this State by General Butler was passed to be engrossed. In the House.—Mr. Roberts, of Lakeville, offered an order, directing the Committee on the Militia to consider the expediency of making certain amendments to the State-aid law of 1861. The Senate bill to give aid to families, &c., was passed through its various stages, under a suspension of the rules. Jan. 17. In the Senate.—On motion of Mr. Northend, of Essex, the Committee on Printing were directed to consider the expediency of printing three thousand extra copies of the Adjutant-General's Report, in addition to those al
been recruited in less than five months, regiments formed, thoroughly organized and equipped, and sent to the war. We have already given the names of the three months regiments and batteries, dates of their departure from the State, and the names of the commanding officers. We now proceed with the nine months regiments. The Third Regiment served in the three months term in the beginning of the war. It was recruited to the full standard for the nine months service at Camp Joe Hooker, at Lakeville. On the twenty-second day of October, the regiment embarked at Boston, in steamers Merrimack and Mississippi, under command of Colonel Silas P. Richmond, and arrived at Beaufort, N. C., Oct. 26, and reached Newbern the same evening. The Fourth Regiment, which had also served in the three months campaign in 1861, was recruited to the full standard at Camp Joe Hooker for the nine months service. On the seventeenth day of December, it was ordered to join General Banks's command at New Or
command, through a storm of shot and shell, were earnestly and heroically, but hopelessly, endeavoring to scale them. The number of killed and wounded in the regiment that day was sixty-eight. After the surrender of Port Hudson, this regiment was one of the first to enter the fort, and remained inside, performing garrison duty until the 4th of August, when it was ordered to Boston, arriving on the 17th. A furlough of ten days was then given, after which it was ordered to report at Lakeville, Mass.; and on the 24th of August, having served over eleven months, it was mustered out of the United States service. The entire loss of the regiment was upwards of one hundred and twenty-five. The Fifth Regiment was in the Department of North Carolina. It arrived in Newbern by transports about Oct. 30, 1862. It formed a part of the brigade under the command of Colonel Horace C. Lee, of the Twenty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers, in which it remained during the whole period of its term
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
of money raised and expended by the town for State aid during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $266.14; in 1862, $1,525.36; in 1863, $1,937.27; in 1864, $2,401.58; in 1865, $1,307.31. Total amount, $7,437.66. Lakeville Incorporated May 14, 1852. Population in 1860, 1,160; in 1865,1,110. Valuation in 1860, $572,242; in 1865, $571,124. The selectmen in 1861 were Job T. Toby, Charles H. Sampson, Eleazer Richmond; in 1862, Job T. Toby, Charles H. Sampson,s James M. Sampson; in 1863, 1864 and 1865, Churchill T. Westgate. This is one of the very few towns from which we have failed to obtain a transcript of the town-records in relation to the war, or of the soldiers' work done by the ladies. Lakeville furnished one hundred and twenty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of twelve over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive o
field 266 Greenwich 343 Groton 408 Groveland 194 H. Hadley 345 Halifax 546 Hamilton 196 Hancock 77 Hanover 550 Hanson 547 Hardwick 631 Harvard 633 Harwich 41 Hatfield 346 Hawley 268 Haverhill 198 Heath 269 Hingham 551 Hinsdale 79 Holden 635 Holland 303 Holliston 410 Holyoke 305 Hopkinton 412 Hubbardston 636 Hull 553 Huntington 348 I. Ipswich 202 K. Kingston 554 L. Lakeville 556 Lancaster 638 Lanesborough 80 Lawrence 202 Lee 81 Leicester 639 Leominster 642 Lenox 84 Leverett 271 Lexington 414 Leyden 272 Littleton 419 Lincoln 416 Longmeadow 307 Lowell 420 Ludlow 308 Lunenburg 644 Lynn 207 Lynnfield 212 M. Malden 425 Manchester 213 Mansfield 139 Marblehead 215 Marlborough 427 Marshfield 557 Marion 557 Mattapoisett 561 Medfield 504 Medford 429 Med
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Third regiment Massachusetts volunteer Infantry (Militia), 3 months and 9 months service. (search)
nd its muster out, July 23. Many of the members re-enlisted in the three-years regiments then forming. Recruiting for the 3d Infantry for nine-months service began Sept. 16, 1862, and on October 22 it left Boston for Beaufort, N. C., and went into camp near New Berne. During the autumn, detachments were on duty at Newport barracks and Plymouth, N. C., the detachment at the latter place engaging in the battle on December 10. The regiment was employed in the expedition to Goldsboroa, in December, 1862, being present at the battles of Kinston and Whitehall and taking part in the action at Goldsboroa. It was on duty in the defences of New Berne during the remainder of its service, engaging in frequent expeditions and skirmishes. In April, 1863, it took part in the expedition for the relief of Little Washington, N. C.; in June, the regiment's term of service having expired, it returned on the 16th to Massachusetts, and was mustered out June 26, 1863, at Camp Joe Hooker, Lakeville.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fourth regiment Massachusetts volunteer Infantry (Militia), 3 months and 9 months service. (search)
eturned to Boston, and was discharged July 22, 1861. It volunteered again under the call for nine-months troops in August, 1862, and the companies were mustered in on dates varying from September 1 to December 16. The regiment left camp at Lakeville, Mass., Dec. 27, 1862, reached Carrollton, La., February 13, and on March 7 was stationed at Baton Rouge, forming part of the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 19th Army Corps. It formed part of the land forces in reserve at Port Hudson, March 14, when BaFranklin. On its return it was stationed at Brashear City while Banks was engaged in the march to Alexandria. May 30 it joined the army before Port Hudson, and took part in the siege, two companies (under Captain Bartlett, who was killed in the action) leading in the assault of June 14. After the surrender the regiment was stationed on garrison duty at the fort until the termination of its service. It returned to Boston Aug. 17, 1863, and was mustered out at Lakeville, Mass., Aug. 28, 1863.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Forty-eighth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
ass., to form, as an Essex County organization, the 48th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, under Col. Eben F. Stone of Newburyport, but on account of the immediate demand for troops for the Banks expedition, four companies of men recruiting at Lakeville to form an Irish regiment were consolidated with six of these companies and formed in that manner the 48th Infantry; the remaining two original Essex County companies were detached to fill the ranks of the 4th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, then being organized at Lakeville for its nine months term of service. The 48th left the State for New York Dec. 27, 1862, sailed Jan. 4, 1863, for Fortress Monroe and reached New Orleans February 1. It was sent, two days later, to Baton Rouge, and became part of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps. It took part in a reconnoissance toward Port Hudson March 13 and joined the next day in the general advance of the forces to that place. It was engaged at Plains Store, and was most
ts are better, if anything, than they were before they entered the service. H. H. Whitman, Chairman Selectmen. Hamilton. We have good reason to believe that their morals and habits, taken as a whole (except, perhaps, the habit of profanity), are as good as they were before they entered the army. N. B. Butler, Chairman Selectmen. Huntington. So far as our town is concerned the morals of our soldiers engaged in the war are improved. Salem Parks, B. R. Coit, Selectmen. Lakeville. Most of them have saved considerable from their bounty and pay, which has encouraged them to greater industry and better habits, therefore, better citizens. C. Haskins, Selectman. Lexington. The selectmen are unanimously of opinion that our soldiers, as a class, have returned better men and citizens than they were before they went. Hammond Reed, Chairman Selectmen. Lincoln. So far as my observation extends, they have returned home vastly improved in personal appearanc
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