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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., Fifty-seventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
tal of members of regiment,— Officers,1759–––––––––––76 Enlisted men, Including non-commissioned staff.8–15413612912612712813913714012631,353 Totals,–––––––––––––1,429 The 57th Mass. Infantry, second of the four veteran regiments, was organized in the autumn and winter of 1863-64 by Col. William F. Bartlett of the 49th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, who became colonel of this regiment and afterwards brevet major-general U. S. Volunteers. It was recruited largely in Worcester, Hampden and Berkshire counties, and nearly all of the officers had seen active service in other organizations. Co. A was mustered into service Jan. 4, 1864, and the remaining companies before the 6th of April. The regiment left the State April 18, 1864, and, encamping at Annapolis, Md., was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, and, moving at once to the front, encamped at the Rappahannock. Moving through Brandy Station and Germania Fo