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Forty-second regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia),1 9 months and 100 days service.

Col. Isaac S. Burrell (9 months and 100 days).

Field and Staff.Line.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
Number on regimental rolls,—
9 months,—
Enlisted men,2695928986848994849289900
100 days,—
Enlisted men,3595819295909887888490905
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment,—
9 months,112
100 days,
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment,—
9 months,11
100 days,
9 months,1113
100 days,
Actual total of members of regiment,—
9 months,—
Enlisted men,4695918985838994849289897
100 days,—
Enlisted men,5595819295909887888490905

The 2d Regiment of militia, which volunteered under the call for nine months troops in the autumn of 1862, formed the nucleus of the 42d Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, completing its organization under that name in November. The regiment was ordered to join the Department of the Gulf, and left the State November 21 for the rendezvous at Long Island, N. Y. It left for Mississippi in four detachments early in December. Companies D, G and I under Colonel Burrell, reaching Carrollton on the 17th, were ordered to Galveston, Tex., and, co-operating with the naval forces, established a post on the island. On Jan. 1, 1863, the three companies after repulsing an assault were taken prisoners. Most of the men were paroled February 18 with Chaplain Geo. J. Sanger, unconditionally released, and a parole camp was established at Bayou Gentilly, which they occupied until the termination of their service. Colonel Burrell, Surgeon A. J. Cummings, the officers of companies D, G and I, with Lieutenant Stowell of Company E, were held in prison, where Surgeon Cummings and Lieutenant Bartlett died during the summer. The remaining officers were exchanged July 22, 1864. The other three detachments, having been delayed, reached New Orleans on December 29, January 1 and 14, and were reunited and assigned to the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 19th Corps. With headquarters near Bayou Gentilly on the Ponchartrain Railroad, the regiment, under

1 the 41st Mass. Infantry became the 3d Mass. Cavalry.

2 Including non-commissioned staff.

3 Including non-commissioned staff.

4 Including non-commissioned staff.

5 Including non-commissioned staff.

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