Forty-third regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia).
Col. Charles L. Holbrook
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The 43d Infantry Mass. Volunteer Militia, commonly known as the ‘Tiger Regiment,’ had for its nucleus the 2d Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, M. V. M. Volunteering
for nine months service, this Battalion completed its organization at Readville, Mass., as the 43d Infantry, M. V. M., and was mustered into service on varying dates from Sept. 12 to Oct. 25, 1862.
It left camp November 5 under command of Col. Charles L. Holbrook
, and embarking for Beaufort, N. C.
, arrived November 15 and went into camp on the Trent River
. Company C under command of Capt. Wm. B. Fowle, Jr.
, was soon afterward stationed on detached duty at New Berne, remaining until March 4, 1883.
The regiment, as part of General Foster
's forces, was engaged in the Goldsboroa expedition in December, 1862, was active at the battles of Kinston
and Goldsboroa, and shared in the expedition to Trenton, N. C.
, in January, 1863.
In April it formed part of the forces sent for the relief of Washington, N. C.
, meeting the enemy at Blount's Creek
April 9 and later supplying volunteers for duty in running the blockade during the siege.
It served afterward in the vicinity of New Berne until June 24, when it left for Fortress Monroe