Union Regimental Histories

 

Massachusetts

 

54th Regiment Infantry (Colored)

Organized at Readville and mustered in May 13, 1863. Left Boston on Steamer "De Molay" for Hilton Head, S.C., May 28, arriving there June 3. Attached to U.S. Forces, St. Helena Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., to August, 1863. 4th Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., to January, 1864. Montgomery's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S.C., to February, 1864. Montgomery's Brigade, District of Florida, February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, to April, 1864. Folly and Morris Islands, S.C., Northern District, Dept. South, to October, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, Dept. South, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. South, to February, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, Northern District, Dept. South, to March, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, District of Charleston, S.C., Dept. South, to June, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District of Charleston, Dept. South Carolina, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Thompson's Plantation near Beaufort S.C., June 4-8, 1863. Moved to St. Simon's Island June 8-9. Expedition up Altamaha River June 10-11 At St. Simon's Island June 12-24. At St. Helena Island June 25-July 8. To Stono Inlet July 8. Expedition against James Island July 9-16. Affair Legaresville July 13. Secessionville July 16. Moved to Morris Island July 16-18. Assault on Fort Wagner July 18. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg Morris Island, July 18-September 7, and against Fort Sumter and Charleston September 7, 1863, to January 28, 1864. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., January 28, 1864. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7. Capture of Jacksonville February 6. Expedition to Lake City, Fla., February 7-22. Battle of Olustee February 20. Duty at Jacksonville until April 17. Moved to Morris Island April 17-18. Duty on Morris and Folly Islands, S.C., until November, 1864. Expedition to James Island June 30-July 10. Actions on James Island July 2, 9 and 10. Six Companies in charge of rebel prisoners under fire of Charleston Batteries September 7 to October 20. Eight Companies moved to Hilton Head November 27. (Cos. "B" and "F" at Morris Island until February, 1865.) Expedition to Boyd's Neck, S. C. November 29-30. Boyd's Landing November 29. Battle of Honey Hill November 30. Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad December 6-9. Moved to Graham's Neck December 20. Connect with Sherman's Army at Pocotaligo, S.C., January 15, 1865. March to Charleston January 15-February 23, skirmishing all the way. (Cos. "B" and "F" occupy Charleston February 18.) Regiment on duty at Charleston February 27 to March 12. At Savannah, Ga., March 13-27 At Georgetown, S.C., March 31-April 5. Potter's Expedition to Camden April 5-25. Seven Mile Bridge April 6. Destruction of Eppes' Bridge, Black River, April 7 Dingle's Mills April 9. Destruction of Rolling Stock a Wateree Junction April 11. Singleton's Plantation April 12. Statesburg April 15. Occupation of Camden April 17. Boykin's Mills April 18. At Georgetown April 25 Duty at Georgetown, Charleston, and various points in South Carolina April 25 to August 17. Mustered out at Mount Pleasant, S.C., August 20, 1865. Discharged at Boston, Mass., September 1, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Office and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 270.

55th Regiment Infantry (Colored)

Organized at Readville and mustered in June 22 1863, Left State for New Berne, N. C., July 21, 1863 arriving there July 25, thence moved to Folly Island S.C., July 30-August 3. Attached to Wild's African Brigade, Vodge's Division, North End, Folly Island, S.C. 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to October, 1863 3rd Brigade, Vodge's Division, Folly Island, 10th Army Corps, to February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Ames' Division District of Florida, to April, 1864. Folly and Morris IsIands, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. South, to January, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade District of Charleston, Dept. South, to June, 1865. District of Charleston, S.C., Dept. South Carolina, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Fatigue duty on north end of Folly Island, S.C., and in trenches on Morris Island August 9 to September 5, 1863. Fatigue duty on Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston September 17-October 28 Camp on Folly Island until February, 1864. Expedition to John's Island February (Co. "F"). Moved to Jacksonville, Fla., February 13-16, and Provost duty there until March 11. Advance to Baldwin February 19-20 (Co. "F" detached as garrison at Fort Fribley, Jacksonville, February to April.) Companies "B" and "I" at Yellow Bluff February 28 to April 17. Regiment ordered to Palatka, Fla., March 11, and duty there until April 17. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., April 17-18. Duty there until November 27. Demonstration on James Island May 21-22. Expedition to James Island June 30-July 10. Action on James Island July 2. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., November 27-28. (Co. "G" detached at Battery on Long Island, and Co. "H" at Fort Delafield, Stono Inlet, until February 12, 1865.) Hatch's Expedition up Broad River to Boyd's Neck November 29-30. Battle of Honey Hill November 30. Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad December 6-9. Deveaux's Neck December 6. At Boyd's Landing until January 11, 1865. Moved to Hilton Head, thence to Fort Thunderbolt, near Savannah, Ga., January 11-13. Duty at Forts Jackson, Bartow and Battery Lee until February 1. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., thence to Beaufort, S.C., February 1. Expedition up South Edisto River February 1-6. Moved to Stono Inlet February 6. Expedition to James Island February 9-10. Expedition to Bull's Bay February 11-15. Moved to Mount Pleasant February 19-20. Expedition to Santee River February 21-March 10. Duty at and near Charleston until May 7. Expedition to Eutaw Springs April 6-12. Moved to Sumpterville May 7-8, thence to Orangeburg May 19, and Provost duty there until August. Mustered out August 29, 1865. Discharged at Boston, Mass., September 23, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 64 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 128 Enlisted men by disease. Total 197.

56th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Readville December 26, 1863, to February 24, 1864. Left State for Annapolis, Md., March 21; thence moved to Washington and Alexandria April 23. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church or Peeble's Farm September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. At Fort Hays January 1 to April 1, 1865. Fort Stedman March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2, Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. March to Petersburg and City Point April 18-22, thence moved to Alexandria April 23-25. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington and Alexandria until July--. Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 120 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 100 Enlisted men by disease. Total 226.

57th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Worcester and Reedville and mustered in April 6, 1864. Moved to Annapolis, Md., thence to Washington and Alexandria April 18-20. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church or Peeble's Farm September 29-October 2. Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 4-9. Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria April 20-28, and duty there until July --. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 191 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 287.

 

58th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Reedville April 25, 1864. Moved to Alexandria, Va., April 28-30. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Bristoe Station, Va., and Join 9th Army Corps May 1-2, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-July 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. Stannard's Mills May 21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church or Peeble's Farm September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. At Farmville until April 20. Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria April 20-28. Duty there until July 15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 14. Moved to Reedville July 15-18, and discharged July 26, 1865.

Lost during service 10 Officers and 129 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 156 Enlisted men by disease. Total 295.

59th Regiment Infantry (4th Veteran)

Organized at Reedville December 3, 1863, to April 20, 1864. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 26-28, thence to Rappahannock Station, Va., April 29-May 2, and Join Army of the Potomac. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to May, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church or Peeble's Farm September 29-October 2. Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria April 20-28. Grand Review May 23. Consolidated with 57th Massachusetts Infantry May 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 83 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 93 Enlisted men by disease. Total 184.

60th Regiment Infantry

Organized for 100 days August 1, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 1. Stopped at Baltimore, Md., and duty at Relay House until August 9, and at Carroll Hill until August 16. Ordered to Indianapolis, Ind., and duty guarding Confederate prisoners until November. Mustered out November 30, 1864.

Lost 11 by disease.

61st Regiment Infantry

Organized at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, August to October, 1864. A Battalion of 5 Companies, "A," "B," "C," "D" and "E." Moved to City Point, Va., October 7-12, 1864. Attached to Benham's Engineer Brigade, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, and Army of the Potomac to March, 1865. Independent Brigade, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Engaged in Engineer duty erecting fortifications at City Point, Va., and picket duty at that point until March, 1865. Company "F" reported to Regiment November 17, 1864; Company "G" January 5, 1865; Company "H" February 15, 1865; Companies "I" and "K" March 15, 1865. Ordered to Petersburg March 28, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to City Point April 12, thence march to Burkerville April 16-20. March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Companies "A" to "E" moved to Reedville, Mass, June 6-8, and discharged June 17, 1865. Companies "F" to "K" organized as a Battalion and attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Provisional Corps. Duty at Washington, D.C., until July 20. Mustered out July 16. Moved to Reedville, Mass., July 20-22, and discharged August 1, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 20 Enlisted men by disease. Total 26.

62nd Regiment Infantry

Organization commenced April, 1865, but not completed, and mustered out May 5, 1865.

1st Unattached Company Infantry - Mustered in for 90 days' service April 29, 1864. Duty at Fort Independence, Boston Harbor. Mustered out August 1, 1864.

2nd Unattached Company Infantry - Mustered in for 90 days' service May 3, 1864. Duty at Eastern Point, Gloucester, until August 6. Reenlisted for 100 days and mustered in August 7, 1864. Stationed at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, until November. Again enlisted for one year and mustered in November 16, 1864. At Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, until July, 1865. Mustered out July 7, 1865.

3rd Unattached Company Infantry - Mustered in for 90 days' service May 3, 1864, and on duty at Fort Pickering, Salem, Mass. Mustered out August 5, 1864.

4th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville, Mass., and mustered in for 90 days' service May 3, 1864. On duty at Fort Clark's Point, New Bedford. Mustered out August 6, 1864.

5th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville, Mass., and mustered in for 90 days' service May 4, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville, and at Beach Street Barracks. Mustered out August 2, 1864.

6th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service May 4, 1864. Duty at Readville. Mustered out August 2, 1864.

7th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service May 4, 1864. Duty at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor. Mustered out August 5, 1864.

8th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service May 10, 1864. At Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, until August. Mustered out August 11, 1864.

9th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service May 10, 1864. Stationed at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor. Mustered out August 11, 1864.

10th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service May 10, 1864. Stationed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. Mustered out August 8, 1864.

11th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service May 16, 1864. Duty at Forts Sewall and Eastern Point, Gloucester, and at Marblehead, Mass. Mustered out August 15, 1864.

12th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service. Duty at Long's Point, Provincetown. Mustered out August 15, 1864.

13th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service May 16, 1864. Duty at Fort Clark's Point, New Bedford, Mass. Mustered out August 15, 1864.

14th Unattached Company Infantry - Unavailable

15th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service July 29, 1864. Stationed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. Mustered out November 15, 1864.

16th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service August 6, 1864. Duty at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor. Mustered out November 14, 1864.

17th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days' service August 5, 1864. Duty at Fort Pickering, Salem, Mass. Mustered out November 12, 1864. Again mustered in for one year at Salem. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

18th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 6, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out November 14, 1864. Reenlisted and mustered in for one year December 6, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out May 12, 1865.

19th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 9, 1864. Stationed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. Mustered out November 16, 1864. Reorganized and mustered in for one year November 25, 1864. Stationed at Fort Winthrop. Mustered out June 27, 1865.

20th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 11, 1864. Stationed at Fort Sewall, Marblehead, Mass. Mustered out November 18, 1864. Again mustered in for one year November 17, 1864. Stationed at Salisbury Beach. Mustered out June 29, 1865.

21st Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 11, 1864. Stationed at Long's Point, Provincetown. Mustered out November 18, 1864. Reorganized at Fall River, Mass., for one year, and mustered in November 23, 1864. Stationed at Provincetown. Mustered out June 28, 1865.

22nd Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days' service August 18, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out November 2, 1864.

23rd Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 18, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out November 26, 1864.

24th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Plymouth and mustered in for one year's service December 16-22, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out May 12, 1865.

25th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at Salem and mustered in for one year's service December 9, 1864. Stationed at Fort Miller, Marblehead. Mustered out June 29, 1865.

26th Unattached Company Infantry - Organized at New Bedford and mustered in for one year's service December 13, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out May 12, 1865.

Boston Cadets - Mustered in May 26, 1862. Stationed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. Mustered out July 2, 1862.

Salem Cadets - Mustered in May 26, 1862. Stationed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. Mustered out October 11, 1862.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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