Tenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry.
（1) Col. Henry S. Briggs
, Brig. Gen.
U. S. Vols.
（2) Col. Henry L. Eustis
, Brig. Gen.
U. S. Vols.
|Field and Staff.||Line.||Band.||companies.||Unassigned Recruits.||Totals.|
|Number on regimental rolls,—|
|Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.2||7||–||–||1||4||8||1||2||3||3||1||3||3||–||36|
|Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.||–||–||–||2||–||2||–||1||–||–||–||–||1||–||6|
|Actual total of members of regiment,—|
The 10th Mass. Infantry was recruited in the western part of the State
, was mustered into the service June 21, 1861, under Col. Henry S. Briggs
, and left Boston
July 25, 1861, for Washington
, where it remained stationed at Camp Brightwood during the autumn
On March 27, 1862, it left Washington
for Fortress Monroe
, and was engaged during the siege of Yorktown
and present at the battle of Williamsburg
It was located for the month of May near Bottom's Bridge; engaged with loss at Fair Oaks
May 31; was present at Oak Grove
June 25, and heavily engaged at Malvern Hill
After the encampment at Harrison's Landing
, the regiment returned with the army to Alexandria
and united with General Pope
's army at Chain Bridge September 2.
On September 3 it began its part in the campaign into Maryland
, was present though not called into action at Antietam
, and was engaged without loss at Fredericksburg
, encamping afterward in winter quarters at Falmouth, Va.
At the battle of Chancellorsville
the regiment, as part of General Sedgwick
's forces, was engaged May 3 at Marye's Heights
and Salem Church under command of Major Parker
, Colonel Eustis
being in command of brigade.
The regiment was in reserve and on the skirmish line during the battle of Gettysburg
, and followed the retreat of the Confederates
It acted in support of artillery at the battle of Rappahannock Station
November 7, took part in the Mine Run campaign
, and encamped afterward at Brandy Station
for the winter, engaging in February in the expedition to Robertson's River.
At the battle of the Wilderness
the regiment suffered great loss on May 5, taking active part again on May 6.
it was engaged and under heavy fire on the 8th, 9th and 12th of May, and took part also with loss on the 18th.
It was engaged at Cold Harbor, moving on June 13 toward Petersburg
, and encamping June 17 within two miles of the city.
On June 19 the regiment was relieved and withdrew from the front, its term of service having expired.
It went to Washington
June 22 and reached Springfield, Mass.
, June 25, where five companies were mustered out July 1, and the remainder July 6, 1864.