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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., Thirtieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
122211331–33 Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.––2–4641–––––17 Totals,15–4168621331–50 Actual total of members of regiment,— Officers,1666–––––––––––82 Enlisted men, Including non-commissioned staff.7–12812812912513413413615714616241,390 Totals,–––––––––––––1,472 The 30th Mass. Infantry, as the Eastern Bay State Regiment, was raised by General Butler at Camp Chase, Lowell, Mass., in the autumn of 1861, and left camp Jan. 2, 1862, under Acting Lieut.-Col. Jonas H. French. It remained at Fortress Monroe until February 2, and being assigned to the Department of the Gulf, it reached Ship Island, Miss., February 12. Company K joined the regiment March 9, and the organization was completed during the month as the 30th Mass. Infantry, Capt. Nathan A. M. Dudley, of the 10th U. S. Infantry, having been appointed colonel March 1. As part of General Phelps's force it shared in the opera