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Forty-fourth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia).

Col. Francis L. Lee.

Field and Staff.Line.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
Number on regimental rolls,—
Enlisted men,1596969798989795979898975
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.112
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.
Actual total of members of regiment,—
Enlisted men,2596969798989695979897973

The 4th Battalion Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, the nucleus of the 44th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, was organized at Boston, May 27, 1862, to serve during the pleasure of the President. It was commanded by Maj. Francis L. Lee and was mustered out May 31, 1862. Volunteering for nine months service it completed its organization at Readville, Mass., as the 44th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, and was mustered into the United States service Sept. 12, 1862, Major Lee of the 4th Battalion becoming colonel. It left the State October 22 for New Berne, N. C., and was assigned to Colonel Stevenson's brigade. It engaged soon after its arrival in the Tarboroa expedition and met the enemy at Rawles' Mills November 2. It took part in the expedition to Goldsboroa in December, received losses at Whitehall and was in reserve at Goldsboroa. It occupied headquarters at New Berne until March, 1863. Companies B and F under Captain Storrow were sent on picket duty to Batchelder's Creek, where they remained until May 1. The remainder of the regiment left for Washington, N. C., March 15 and occupied the town during the siege. Returning, it reached New Berne April 24 and remained on provost duty until

1 Including non-commissioned staff.

2 Including non-commissioned staff.

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