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SERIES I. 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1775-1840
The 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia originated in Essex County, Massachusetts. This series includes rosters and company orders from the 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, as well as oversize company rolls for the Company of the Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.
11Rosters and company orders1775-1840
8(OS)1Company rolls, Company of the Cavalry1829-1840
SERIES II. 8th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1775-1889
Some material was received from the Martha G. Wheatland Bequest on April 21, 1924. Additional material was removed from MM 2 and incorporated into this series.
The 8th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia served in many military conflicts throughout the history of the state. During the Revolutionary War, the 8th Regiment, also known as Michael Jackson's Regiment, was formed by reconstituting the remnant of the 16th Continental Regiment. During the Civil War, the regiment was organized in Boston on April 16, 1861 for three months service. Company A, also known as the Cushing Guards, was commanded by Captain Albert W. Bartlett of Newburyport. After completing duties in Philadelphia, Annapolis, Perryville, and Washington, D.C., the regiment returned to Boston and was officially mustered out of service on August 1, 1861. The regiment volunteered again in 1862 for nine months' of service, and for a final time in 1864 for 100 days' of service.
This series includes orderly books and quartermaster accounts of the 8th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia from service during the 18th century, along with records of service during the Civil War, including enlistment records, company rosters, muster papers, orderly books, clothing accounts, clippings, and personal effects.
12Quartermaster accounts1775-1780
3Quartermaster accounts1778-1780
4Quartermaster accounts1779-1782
5Quartermaster accounts1779-1782
6Quartermaster accounts1781
7Quartermaster accounts1781-1782
21Capt. Thomas Hartshorn’s accounts and letter book1779-1783
2Orderly book, 5th Company1780
3Orderly book1780
4Orderly book1782-1783
191Jackson's Regiment, regimental papers1776-1779
2Jackson's Regiment, regimental papers1777-1783, undated
21(OS)1Jackson's Regiment, regimental papers1776-1779
20(OS)1Jackson's Regiment, pay rolls and muster rolls1779
193Jackson's Regiment, pay rolls and muster rolls1779
4E. Cleavland's Co., provision returns1777
5John Wiley's Co., provision returns1777
6Benjamin Brown's Co., muster rolls1777-1779
20(OS)2Benjamin Brown's Co., muster rolls1777-1779
197Benjamin Brown's Co., pay rolls1777-1779
20(OS)3Benjamin Brown's Co., pay rolls1777-1779
21(OS)2Benjamin Brown's Co., provision returns and clothing accounts1777-1780
198Benjamin Brown's Co., provision returns and clothing accounts1777-1780
9James Bancroft Co., provision returns1777-1780
10John Burnham's Co., provision returns1777-1780
11James Keith's Co., pay rolls, provision returns and orders1777-1780
20(OS)4James Keith's Co., pay rolls, provision returns and orders1777-1780
1912James Varnum's Co., pay roll and provision returns1777-1780
21(OS)3Thomas Hartshorn's Co., muster rolls1779-1782
1913Thomas Hartshorn's Co., muster rolls1779-1782
14Thomas Hartshorn's Co., pay rolls1779-1781
20(OS)5Thomas Hartshorn's Co., pay rolls1779-1781
1915Thomas Hartshorn's Co., provision returns and accounts1781-1782
20(OS)6Thomas Hartshorn's Co., provision returns1781-1782
1916Thomas Hartshorn's Co., weekly returns1780-1781
17Thomas Hartshorn's Co., provision book and orderly book1783-1790, undated
18Thomas Hartshorn's Co., enlistment records and correspondence1776-1782
20(OS)7Thomas Hartshorn's Co., enlistment records and correspondence1776-1782
8(OS)Vol. 1Orderly book, Company A1862-1864
Vol. 2Clothing accounts, Company A1862-1870
25Personal effects1863-1864, 1908
8(OS)2Enlistment record1866-1869
26Roster, Company A1870-1872
7Orderly book, Company A1870-1876
8(OS)3Roster, Company A1872-1884
31Clippings, Company K1883-1889, undated
2Muster papers1898-1906
SERIES III. 15th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1778-1793
The orderly books were received from the estate of Reverend A. P. Putnam on October 12, 1906.
The 15th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia was raised on September 16, 1776 under Colonel Bigelow at Boston, Massachusetts. During the Revolutionary War the regiment participated in the Battle of Saratoga, the Battle of Monmouth, and the Battle of Rhode Island. The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1781 at West Point, New York.
This series includes orderly books and quartermaster accounts of the 15th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.
33Orderly book1778
4Orderly book1778-1779
5Orderly book1779
6Orderly book, February-April1779
7Orderly book, May-July1779
41Orderly book, quartermaster accounts and rolls1779-1780
2Orderly book and quartermaster accounts1787-1793
SERIES IV. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1786-1831
The 1st Regiment, Company H material was originally arranged as MM 18.
This series includes commission papers, brigade and general orders, discharge papers, and annual returns of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Additional material includes muster rolls and orders for the 1st Regiment, Company H.
9(OS)1Commission papers1786, 1795
2Discharge papers1795, 1826, 1831
10(OS)1Annual returns1811, 1830
43Orders1811-1831
231Orders, 1st Regiment, Company H1820-1837
22(OS)1Muster rolls, 1st Regiment, Company H1819-1824
SERIES V. 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1792-1831
This series includes inspection rolls along with regimental, division, and company orders, and commissions for officers of the 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.
44Inspection roll and orders1792-1831
22(OS)2Commissions1821-1822
SERIES VI. General Records, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1776-1816, undated
The majority of this material was donated by Lawrence W. Jenkins on July 18, 1914. The published military rolls were acquired from the New England Historic Genealogical Society on February 28m, 1963 (acc 16,143). Additional material was originally arranged as MM 18.
This series includes battalion, general, division and company orders, commissions, military rolls, court martial orders and annual returns for various organizations of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. The majority of the correspondence and orders is from the Regiment of Artillery, in the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John Russell. Additionally, blank forms, a blank company sick report book, and a blank U. S. Volunteer Service Manual are included.
232Orders and correspondence1776-1799
3Orders and correspondence1800-1811
4Orders and correspondence1812-1814
5Orders and correspondence1814-1815
6Orders and correspondence1816-1824, 1851
1919Accounts and receipts1776-1809
22(OS)3Accounts1799-1801
4Military rolls1784-1816
4aPublished military rollsundated
Cab. 2Drawer 4Military rolls1796, 1809, 1815
10(OS)2Annual returns for companies1806, 1812, 1839
22(OS)5Impressed seaman's papers1812
6Abstract of provisions1812-1814
7Commissions and discharge1797, 1808, 1815
1920Discharges and orders to appear1811-1842
9(OS)3Court martial orders1816
22(OS)8General Land Office, officer land grants1851-1859
237Narrative of regimentundated
1921Blank formsundated
22Blank formsundated
45Blank company sick reportundated
6Blank formsundated
7U. S. volunteer service manualundated
10(OS)9Blank quarterly return reportsundated
SERIES VII. 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1808-1838
The 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, otherwise known as Hale's Regiment, served during the War of 1812 from September 30, 1814 until October 4, 1814. Lieutenant Colonel Ebenezer Hale commanded the regiment. This series consists of material from the 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. This includes the rosters of Lieutenant Colonel Ebenezer Hale's regiment, along with regimental and division orders sent to Hale, commissions for officers, and an orderly book created by Adjutant Gibbins Adams, also of Hale's Regiment.
48Rosters1814-1819
10(OS)3Roster1808
22(OS)9Commission1809
51Orders1808-1826
2Orderly book1816-1838
SERIES VIII. 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1810-1864
The roster book was received from the Martha G. Wheatland Bequest on October 27, 1911. The Chaplain Charles Babbidge papers were donated by Harold J Hayes on April 14, 1960 (acc. 15,059).
The 6th RegimentMassachusetts Volunteer Infantry is known predominantly for its service during the Civil War. The 6th Regiment was summoned to Boston by Special Order No. 14 on April 15, 1861, from the office of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts. The regiment left for Washington, D. C. on April 17, 1861 and is considered to be the first regiment to arrive, fully armed and equipped for service. On the way to the capital a detachment of four companies, C, D, I, and L, were set upon by a mob and four members were killed, thirty-six wounded. These men are considered the first soldiers to fall in the Civil War. The regiment was officially mustered into service on April 22, 1861 and after three months service, mustered out on August 1, 1861. The 6th Regiment again volunteered for duty in 1862, for nine months of service and again in 1864 for 100 days' of service. Company I was commanded by Captain Edward H. Staten, a resident of Salem.
This series includes company rosters for the 6th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia from 1810 and 1850 to 1855, orders and correspondence addressed to Chaplain Charles Babbidge, and a company roll notebook belonging to Sergeant Robert P. Clough of Company I, from 1864.
9(OS)4Roster of officers1810
8(OS)Vol. 3Roster1850-1855
1923Chaplain Charles Babbidge papers1861-1864, 1891
24Personal narrativeundated
53Company roll, Company I, Sergeant Robert Clough1864
SERIES IX. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1815-1816
This series includes three annual brigade returns from 1815 to 1816 for the 1st Brigade, 6th Division. These documents include several regiments, battalions, cavalry, artillery and corps of militias on each return.
10(OS)4Brigade letters1815-1816
SERIES X. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1820-1865
This material was received from the Martha G. Wheatland Bequest on March 23, 1931. Additional material was donated by Lawrence Water Jenkins on July 7, 1954.
This series includes three rosters of officers for the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, spanning forty years of recruits. Volume 13 records the officers of the 1st Regiment, the 2nd Regiment, the 3rd Regiment, the 4th Regiment, the Light Infantry, the Battalion Cavalry, and the Battalion Artillery for the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division from 1820 to 1839. Volume 14 records officers of the Company of Cadets, the Company of Light Dragoons, the 5th Regiment, the 6th Regiment, and the 2nd Battalion of Riflemen for the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. Additionally, Volume 14 includes the officers of the 1st Battalion of Riflemen, the 7th Regiment, the 8th Regiment, and the Light Artillery for the 4th Brigade, 2nd Division from 1850 – 1862. Volume 15 records the officers of the 6th Regiment and the Company of Light Dragoons for the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. Additionally, Volume 15 records the officers of the 7th Regiment, the 8th Regiment, the Light Artillery, and the Company of Cadets for the 4th Brigade, 2nd Division. There are also invitations to visit the 2nd Brigade encampments.
1925Discharge1820
11(OS)Vol. 4Roster1820-1839
Vol. 5Roster1850-1862
Vol. 6Roster1862
1926Encampment invitations1889-1895
SERIES XI. 13th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, 1861
The 13th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an outgrowth from the 4th Battalion of Rifles and was organized at Fort Independence in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 16, 1861.The regiment played a role in numerous battles including the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Mud March in 1863, and the Siege of Petersburg in 1864. Company F was commanded by Captain Henry Whitcomb of Boston. On July 13, 1864 the re-enlisted men and recruits were transferred to the 39th Regiment while the rest of the company was mustered out of service on August 1, 1864.
This series includes enlistment records for the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
54Enlistment records1861
SERIES XII. 17th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1863
The 17th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Schouler in Lynnfield, Massachusetts in 1861. Eight of the ten companies were from Essex County; the first, Company A was mustered into service on July 21, 1861, while the other nine were mustered the following day. Company A, also known as the Newbury City Grays was commanded by Captain David F. Brown. Company B, also known as the Foster Guards, was commanded by Captain Sidney C. Bancroft. The regiment was mustered out of service in Greensboro, North Carolina on July 11, 1865.
This series is arranged into two subseries. Subseries A. Company A includes a muster roll for Company A of the 17th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Subseries B. Company B includes a company roll and an order book with the narrative of Sidney C. Bancroft included at the back of the volume.
A. Company A
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10(OS)5Muster roll1863
B. Company B
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57Roll and order book1861
SERIES XIII. 23rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864
The majority of this material was donated by Charles W. Brooks on May 21, 1913. The Philip M. Fowler diary was a gift from Clifton A. Sibley on April 6, 1981.
The 23rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Schouler in Lynnfield, Massachusetts in September 1861 and the first men were mustered in on September 28, 1861. Several of the ten companies that comprised the regiment were organized by men who had previously served in 90 days' of service. Company A from Salem was captained by Ethan A. P. Brewster. Company B from Marblehead was captained by Knott V. Martin. Company C from Gloucester was captained by Addison Center. Company F from Salem was commanded by Captain George M. Whipple. This company was also known as the Union Drill Club of Salem, which had organized as a social and then military organization earlier in 1861. The regiment left for Annapolis, Maryland in November 1861, intended as a part of the Burnside Expedition and by 1862 were stationed in Newbern, North Carolina.
This series is arranged into four subseries. Subseries A. General Regiment Records includes an order book, loose orders, and clothing receipts for the 23rd Regiment. Subseries B. Company A includes descriptive books and morning report books for Company A. Subseries C. Company B includes clothing accounts, morning report books and order books for Company B. Subseries D. Company C includes returns and invoices for clothing and equipment, along with bills paid, and correspondence for Company C. Subseries E. Company F includes enlistment records, receipts and invoices for Company F, along with scrapbooks and diaries created by William F. Chapple and Philip M. Fowler, members of Company F.
A. General Regiment Records
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16(OS)Vol. 16Order book1861-1863
141Orders1862-1864
10(OS)10Clothing receipts1864
B. Company A
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16(OS)Vol. 17Descriptive book, Company A1861
Vol. 18Morning report book, Company A1862-1863
Vol. 19Morning report book, Company A1863-1864
1Morning report book, Company A1864
C. Company B
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16(OS)Vol. 20Clothing accounts, Company B1861
17(OS)Vol. 21Morning report book, Company B1861-1862
Vol. 22Morning report book, Company B1863-1864
Vol. 23Descriptive book, Company B1861-1862
Vol. 24Descriptive book, Company B1863
18(OS)Vol. 25Order book, Company B1862-1863
Vol. 26Order book, Company B1864
D. Company C
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142Returns and invoices1861-1864
3Bills paid1862-1864
4Correspondence1863-1865
E. Company F
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145Enlistment records1861-1862, undated
6Receipts and invoices1863-1865
7Scrapbook, William F. Chapple, Company F1861-1864
8Scrapbook, William F. Chapple, Company F1864
1927Diary, Philip M. Fowler, Company F1861-1862
151Diary, William F. Chapple, Company FDecember 1862-April 1863
2Diary, William F. Chapple, Company FApril-September 1863
3Diary, William F. Chapple, Company FSeptember-December 1863
4Diary, William F. Chapple, Company F1864
SERIES XIV. 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, 1861-1864
Muster rolls and returns were originally arranged as MM 18.
The 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Stanton in Boxford, Massachusetts in 1862 and was comprised of militia companies from Middlesex and Essex Counties, including the 7th Regiment of the state militia. Company A and B were mustered into service on September 15, 1862, while the following eight companies were mustered by September 30, 1862. The regiment moved to New York and then to New Orleans, Louisiana before being assigned to garrison duty in Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. The regiment returned to Boston, Massachusetts in August 1863. Company A was from Salem, Massachusetts and commanded by Captain George D. Putnam. This company, also known as the Salem Light Infantry, had previously enlisted with the 8th Regiment and served three months. It was considered one of the oldest militia organizations in the state, having been chartered on May 1, 1805. The company was officially mustered out of service on August 24, 1863.
This series includes company rolls, orders, reports and returns relating to the military service of the 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
58Orders, rolls, and reports1861-1864
Cab. 2Drawer 4Muster rolls and enlistment papers1862-1864
9(OS)5Return of ordnance1861-1863
6Morning report book1862-1863
10(OS)6Abstract of provisions1862-1863
22(OS)10Returns1864
SERIES XV. 14th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865
This material was donated by Charles Nutt on October 29, 1917.
The 14th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized at Fort Warren in Boston, Massachusetts and mustered into service on July 5, 1861. The regiment performed garrison duty in defense of Washington, D. C. until 1862. On January 1, 1862, the designation of the regiment was changed by order of the War Department to the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The company was mustered out of service on August 16, 1865.
This series includes regimental rosters, orders, guard report books, and payroll lists for the 14th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer and the 1st Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. There is also a narrative account of the 14th Regiment's service during the Civil War.
12(OS)Vol. 7Regimental roster1861-1862
Vol. 8Guard report book, Fort Albany1861
Vol. 9Guard report book, Fort Runyan1862
Vol. 10Guard report book, Fort Tillinghast1863
Vol. 11Orderly book, Fort Tillinghast1863
13(OS)1Orders and rolls, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. D1865
55Payroll listsundated
6Story of the 14th Regiment in the Civil War, undatedundated
SERIES XVI. 40th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, 1861-1865
This material was donated by Mrs. A. R. Melody on December 21, 1934.
The 40th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry organized in Lynnfield, Massachusetts in August, 1862. Company D was commanded by Captain Henry F. Danforth of Salem, Massachusetts. The company was mustered out of service on June 16, 1865. John Pollock (1840-1920) of Salem enlisted as a sergeant in the 5th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H. He was discharged upon completing his service on May 1, 1861 before he re-enlisted as a second lieutenant in the 40th Infantry, Company D on August 23, 1862. He was discharged as a lieutenant colonel of the 40th Regiment on June 16, 1865.
This series includes correspondence, monthly clothing, camp and garrison equipage returns, orders, and muster papers that once belonged to John Pollock of the 40th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
13(OS)2Muster papers1861-1865
Vol. 12Company descriptive book1862-1865
59Correspondence1861-1865
13(OS)3Correspondence1864-1865
510Returns1861-1864
61General and special orders1864
SERIES XVII. 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Company M, 1862-1889
The 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery was organized at Readville, Massachusetts and officially mustered into service from July 1863 until December 1863.The regiment was assigned to garrison duties in Virginia and North Carolina. Company M was commanded by Captain Jere A. Greely of Salisbury and mustered into service on December 24, 1863. The company was assigned to duties in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia followed by duties at New Berne, North Carolina. The regiment was officially mustered out of service on September 23, 1865.
This series includes correspondence, orders, invoices, muster rolls, clothing receipt rolls, and monthly and quarterly returns of clothing, camp, and garrison equipage, related to the 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery. Correspondence is addressed to Jere A. Greely, captain of Company M.
62Correspondence and invoices1862-1864
3Correspondence and invoices1865-1891, undated
4Inventory of the effects and volunteer enlistments1864-1865
5Monthly returns and ordnance stores1864-1865
9(OS)7Returns and absent men1864-1865
8Inventory and inspection reports1864
9Quarterly returns and ordnance stores1864-1865
10(OS)7Volunteer descriptive lists1864-1865
Cab. 2Drawer 4Muster rolls1862-1863
Drawer 4Muster rolls1862-1863
Drawer 4Clothing receipt rolls1862-1863
Drawer 4Clothing receipt rolls1862-1863
SERIES XVIII. 35th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, 1862
The 35th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized under the call of July 1862 and was composed partially of companies recruited from towns in Eastern Massachusetts and organized prior to going into camp, and partially of companies consolidated from squads and detachments, which gathered at Camp Stanton in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Company F was commanded by Captain Samuel C. Oliver of Salem. The company was mustered out of service on June 9, 1865.
This series includes a morning report book from the 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
13(OS)Vol. 13Morning report book1862
SERIES XIX. 9th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1864
This material was donated by Mrs. J. Foster Smith on June 10, 1914.
The 9th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized in Boston, Massachusetts, for three years' service and was mustered in on June 11, 1861. This regiment was first intended to be numbered the 13th, but because the method of numbering was changed it became known as the 9th. On June 10, 1864 the original term of enlistment of the regiment expired; recruits and veterans were transferred to the 32nd Massachusetts Regiment. The regiment was formally mustered out of service on June 21, 1864.
This series includes an account book of the 9th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia from Port Hudson, Louisiana that details food purchased in this location.
66Mess account, Port Hudson, Louisiana1864
SERIES XX. 24th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1864
The 24th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, otherwise known as the New England Guard Regiment, was organized at Camp Massasoit in Readville, Massachusetts. The recruits were mustered into service beginning in September and lasting until December, 1861. George F. Austin was captain of Company B. William Pratt was captain of Company C. John T. Prince, Jr. was captain of Company D. Robert F. Clark was captain of Company F. Edward C. Richardson was captain of Company G. John Dalard was captain of Company H. The regiment was mustered out of service on January 20, 1866.
This series includes a notebook of wounded officers of the 24th Regiment and lists of sick, wounded, and deceased soldiers from Companies B, C, D, F, G, and H at various hospitals.
67Notebook and lists of sick and wounded1864, undated
SERIES XXI. 60th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, 1864
This material was received from the Martha G. Wheatland Bequest on April 21, 1924.
The 60th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized in the summer of 1864 for 100 days service in Readville, Massachusetts. Some of the companies had previous existence and experience while others were new recruits. Company H, one of the last companies to be mustered into service on July 23, 1864, was commanded by Captain Stephen D. Gardiner of Boston. The regiment was stationed at Camp Carrington before being moved to Burnside Barracks to furnish guards for a stockade containing 5,000 Confederate prisoners of war, where they remained for the entire term of service. The regiment was mustered out of service on November 30th, 1864.
This series includes a morning report book of the 60th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
13(OS)Vol. 14Morning report book1864
SERIES XXII. 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery, 1864-1865
The 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery was organized by Special Order No. 1087 on September 8, 1864. The 13th Company Unattached Massachusetts Volunteers had been previously mustered into service on February 10, 1864. Company I, of the 13th Unattached, was recruited largely from mechanics employed at the National Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts, and as such, was employed as an engineer corps during the terms of service. Company I was commanded by Captain John Pickering of Salem. The company was assigned to duty under Captain F. N. Farquhar, U. S. Corps of Engineers, and was placed in charge of the pontoons of the Army of the James. They were the last men of the regiment to be mustered out on September 26, 1865. The 15th Company Unattached Massachusetts Volunteers, Company L, was organized on May 30, 1864 and commanded by Captain Joseph M. Parsons of Salem. The company performed garrison duty in the defense of Washington, D. C. The company was mustered out on September 18, 1865.
This series is arranged into two subseries. Subseries A. 13th Co. Unattached, Heavy Artillery, Company I includes monthly and quarterly returns related to clothing, camp, and garrison equipage, along with general and special orders, statements, and correspondence that discusses pensions for members of the 13th Unattached. Subseries B. 15th Co. Unattached, Heavy Artillery, Company L includes one volume of clothing accounts for the 15th Unattached.
A. 13th Co. Unattached, Company I
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10(OS)8Muster rolls1862-1863
68Monthly returns1864
71Monthly returns1865, undated
2Quarterly returns1864-1865
3Orders1864-1865
4Statements1865
5Rosterundated
6Correspondence1863
7Correspondence, pensions1864-1893, undated
8Correspondence, Lundry papers1863-1888, undated
B. 15th Co. Unattached, Company L
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13(OS)Vol. 15Clothing accounts1864
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