Fifty-first regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia).
Col. Augustus B. R. Sprague
, Bvt. Brig. Gen.
U. S. Vols.
|Field and Staff.||Line.||companies.||Unassigned Recruits.||Totals.|
|Number on regimental rolls,—|
|Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.||–||–||–||1||1||–||–||–||1||–||2||–||–||5|
|Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.||–||–||1||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||1|
|Actual total of members of regiment,—|
The 51st Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, was recruited in Worcester County, Mass.
, in the summer
of 1862, and, mustered into service from September 25 to November 11, it left the State
November 25, under command of Col. A. B. R. Sprague
, who had already served as captain of the 3d Battalion Rifles, Mass. Volunteer Militia, and as lieutenant-colonel of the 25th Infantry, having taken part at Roanoke Island
and New Berne.
The regiment, ordered to North Carolina
, arrived at Beaufort
November 30, and, moving to New Berne, was assigned to Colonel