|51st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry|
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|Active||September 25, 1862 – July 27, 1863|
|Country||United States of America|
|Engagements||Kinston, Whitehall, Goldsboro (North Carolina)|
Col. Augustus B. R. Sprague|
Cap. Thomas Wentworth Higginson
History[edit | edit source]
The Fifty-first Regiment was organized at Worcester September 25 to October 30, 1862, during which time Thomas Wentworth Higginson became a captain in the unit. November 25–30, the unit moved to Boston, and from there to Newberne, North Carolina.
Attachments[edit | edit source]
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Department of North Carolina, until December 1862.
- Amory's Brigade, Department of North Carolina, until January 1863.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Department of North Carolina, until June 1863.
- 8th Army Corps in the Middle Department until July 1863.
- Temporarily to the 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, July 1863.
Service[edit | edit source]
- Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro, North Carolina, December 11–20, 1862.
- Battle at Kinston December 14.
- Battle at Whitehall in North Carolina December 16.
- Battle at Goldsboro December 17.
- Duty at Newberne until March 1863.
- Expedition to Trenton, Pollocksville, Young's Cross Roads and Onslow, January 17–21, 1863.
- Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "H," "I," "K" guard and outpost duty by detachments on railroad between Newberne and Morehead City, March 2 to May 4.
- Companies "A" and "C" at Morehead City.
- Company "C" at Fort Macon March 30 to May 5. "B," "D," "H" and "I" at Newport. "K" at Evans' Mills. "E" and "F" at Beaufort and "G" at Brice's Ferry. Headquarters at Beaufort, North Carolina.
- Moved to Newberne May 4, and duty there till June 24.
- Moved to Fort Monroe, Virginia, thence to White House June 24–28.
- Moved to Baltimore, Maryland, June 29-July 1.
- Moved to Monocacy Junction, Frederick and Sandy Hook July 6–7.
- Occupation of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, July 8.
- March to Funkstown, Maryland, July 12–13, and join 1st Army Corps. Pursuit of Lee.
- March to Berlin July 15–17.
- Moved to Worcester, July 17–21.
Mustered out July 27, 1863.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of Massachusetts Civil War units
- Massachusetts in the Civil War
- Battle of White Hall
- Battle of Kinston
- Battle of Goldsboro Bridge
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine. of the National Park Service (retrieved on 2009 December 8) refers to it as "51st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)."
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892) "Higginson, Stephen" Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography New York: D. Appleton
References[edit | edit source]
- Bowen, James L (1889). Massachusetts in the War 1861–1865. Springfield, MA: Clark W Bryer + Co. OCLC 1986476. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_K0tLhkfW1wwC.
- Dyer, Frederick H (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.. ASIN B01BUFJ76Q. https://archive.org/details/08697590.3359.emory.edu.
- Hall, Charles Winslow (1900). Regiments and Armories of Massachusetts. An Historical Narration of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. With Portraits and Biographies of Officers, Past and Present, etc. Vol. 1. Boston, MA: W.H. Potter & Co.. OCLC 559765857. https://archive.org/details/regimentsarmorie01hall.
- Headley, Phineas Camp (1866). Massachusetts in the Rebellion : a Record of the Historical Position of the Commonwealth, and the Services of the Leading Statesmen, the Military, the Colleges, and the People, in the Civil War of 1861-65. Boston, MA: Walker, Fuller & Co. OCLC 8406829. https://archive.org/details/massachusettsin01headgoog.
- Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (State Historian (1896). Massachusetts in the Army and Navy During the War of 1861-65, 8 Volumes. Boston, MA: Wright and Potter Printing Co, State Printers. OCLC 1049652105. https://archive.org/details/massachusettsinr02head/page/n8/mode/2up.
- Nason, George W. (1910). History and Complete Roster of the Massachusetts Regiments, Minute Men of '61. Boston, MA: Smith & McCance. OCLC 57590583. https://archive.org/details/historycompleter00naso/page/n8/mode/2up.
- Schouler, William (1868). A History of Massachusetts in the Civil War. Boston, MA: E.P. Dutton & Co. OCLC 2662693. https://archive.org/details/ahistorymassach01schogoog.
- Stevens, Jesse F, The Adjutant General (1931). Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, in 8 Volumes. Norwood, MA: Norwood Press. ASIN B000UH94DC. https://archive.org/details/massachusettssol11931mass/mode/2up.
- War Department, U.S. (1880). The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. OCLC 857196196. http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html.
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- The Civil War in the East: 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment
- NPS, Battle Unit Details: 51st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)
- FamilySearch: 51st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)
- Civil War Index: 51st Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War
- CivilWarTalk: 51st Massachusetts
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