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onths 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 actively engaged at the assault on Port Hudson May 27, providing ninety-three volunteers from its ranks for the storming party, among them Lieutenant-Colonel O'Brien, who was killed in the action. It suffered loss again on June 14, forming temporarily part of the 3d Division. In the movement to Donaldsonville, the regiment met with loss at Bayou La Fourche July 13. It was stationed in camp near Donaldsonville until August 1, when it returned to Baton Rouge and on the 9th left for Massachusetts, its term of service having expired. It arrived
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ks 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 actively engaged at the assault on Port Hudson May 27, providing ninety-three volunteers from its ranks for the storming party, among them Lieutenant-Colonel O'Brien, who was killed in the action.
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