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Thirteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry.

Field and Staff.Line.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
Killed and died of wounds,—
Enlisted men,10121214884151213108
Died by accident or disease,—
Enlisted men,543522225535
Died as prisoners,—
Enlisted men,123
Total losses,—
Enlisted men,1517152110137181818152

Casualties by Engagements.

Sept. 15, Harper's Ferry, Va.,11
Aug. 28, Thoroughfare Gap,Va.,22
Aug. 30, Manassas, Va.,3767335236
Sept. 17, Antietam, Md.,51131235425
Dec. 13, Fredericksburg, Va.,134
April 30, Fitz Hugh's Crossing, Va22
May 4, Chancellorsville, Va.,11
July 1-2, Gettysburg, Pa.,124121143625
May 5-10, Wilderness, Va.,21115
May 8-11, Spotsylvania, Va,1311129
June 1-3, Bethesda Church, Va.,112
June 2-12, Cold Harbor, Va.,11
June 20-22, Petersburg, Va.,1113
July 12-18, Petersburg, Va.,22

Present also at North Anna and Totopotomoy. [222]

1Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry.

(1) Col. Charles Devens, Bvt. Maj. Gen. U. S. Vols.

(2) Col. George H. Ward, Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols.

Field and Staff.Line.Band.companies.Unassigned Recruits.Totals.
Number on regimental rolls,—
Enlisted men,21522158157161180150161158163170152221,669
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.37367226232242
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.22231111
Actual total of members of regiment,—
Enlisted men,4822153149152175147155156159168150221,616

The 15th Mass. Infantry was recruited in Worcester County, Mass., being partially based on militia companies already existing, and was mustered into the service of the United States July 12, 1861. Its colonel, Charles Devens, Jr., at the time of his appointment stationed at Fort McHenry, Md., as colonel of the 3d Battalion Rifles, M. V. M., joined the regiment in July. August 8 it left the State for Washington, and two weeks later moved to Poolesville, Md., and was stationed on the upper Potomac. It was the first to take part in the battle of Ball's Bluff; crossing the river the night of October 20, it engaged in action the next morning and shared in the final battle of the afternoon, meeting heavy loss in killed, wounded and prisoners. In February, 1862, the regiment moved to Harper's Ferry and engaged in reconnoitering in the Shenandoah valley. Returning to Washington, it joined the Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula April 1, and took part in the siege of Yorktown; here the Andrew Sharpshooters were attached to the regiment and remained with it until the spring of 1863. As part of Sumner's Corps it moved after the surrender of Yorktown to the Chickahominy River and encamped, taking part in the battle of Fair Oaks and in the seven days battles. It returned to Alexandria August 28, and marched on the 29th to Centreville, returning with the Army of Virginia to Washington September 2. As part of General Sedgwick's Division the regiment met the greatest loss during its service in the charge made on the morning of September 17 at the battle of Antietam. It was engaged at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, and encamped for the winter of 1863 near Falmouth, Va. May 2, 1864, it left camp and took part the next day at the battle of Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg it was closely engaged July 2, when Colonel Ward was mortally wounded, and it took part also July 3 and 4. It moved with the army into Virginia and engaged in the Mine Run campaign, encamping afterward for the winter near Stevensburg. In the campaign of 1864 the regiment formed part of the 1st Brigade, 2d Division 2d Army Corps, shared with it in the battles of the Wilderness, May 5 and 6, and engaged in all the actions about Spotsylvania, North Anna and Cold Harbor, moving to Petersburg in June, greatly reduced in numbers by losses in action. On June 22, while stationed on the Jerusalem Plank Road, many members of the regiment were taken prisoners. July 12, 1864, its term of service expired, and it withdrew from the front and, returning to Massachusetts, was mustered out July 28, 1864. Co. I, which was the last of the regiment to be mustered in, remained behind, and was discharged at the expiration of its term in August. The re-enlisted men and recruits were transferred to the 20th Mass. Infantry.

1 The Fourteenth Massachusetts Infantry, having been converted into the First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, has already been inserted in its place.

2 Including non-commissioned staff.

3 Including non-commissioned staff.

4 Including non-commissioned staff.

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