The 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 124 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 55 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|June 21||Organized at Springfield under the command of Colonel Henry S. Briggs.|
|July 25-28||Moved to Washington, D.C., and attached to Couch’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac;
Duty at Kalorama Heights and Camp Brightwood, Defenses of Washington, D.C.
|October||Attached to Couch’s Brigade, Buell’s (Keyes’) Division, Army of the Potomac|
|March||Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|March 11-15||March to Prospect Hill, Va.|
|March 25||Embarked at Alexandria for the Peninsula, Virginia|
|April 5-May 4||Siege of Yorktown|
|May 31-June 1||
Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines
Colonel Briggs was wounded in both thighs. He would not return to the regiment, being promoted to brigadier general while convalescing.
|June 25-July 1||
Seven days before Richmond
Oak Grove, near Seven Pines
White Oak Swamp
|July 2 –
|At Harrison’s Landing|
|July 28||Colonel Briggs was promoted to brigadier general.|
|August 5-6||Reconnaissance to Turkey Island|
|August 8-11||Reconnaissance to Haxall’s Landing|
|Movement to Alexandria|
|August 21||Henry Eustis, first in his class at West Point (USMA 1842) and a professor of engineering at Harvard, was appointed colonel of the regiment.|
|September||Attached to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps|
|September 3-18||March into Maryland|
Commanded by Colonel Eustis, the regiment was in reserve and suffered no casualties.
|September 18- October 20||At Downsville|
|October||Assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps|
|Movement to Stafford C. H.|
|December 5||To Belle Plains|
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Franklin’s Crossing|
|May 3||Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg|
|May 4||Banks’ Ford|
|June 6-7||Franklin’s Crossing|
The 10th Massachusetts was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Parsons. It marched 35 miles miles in 18 hours under a sweltering July sun to reach the battlefield on July 2nd. They were put in a support position behind the Round Tops, amd shifted north on July 3.
The regiment brought 416 men to the field, losing 4 wounded and 5 missing to artillery even though it did not fire a shot.
|September 12||Colonel Eustis was promoted to brigadier general.|
Mine Run Campaign
|December 3||At Brandy Station|
|January||Attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps|
|Reconnaissance to Madison C. H.|
|May 12||Assault on the Salient|
North Anna River
|June 26-28||Line of the Pamunkey|
First Assault on Petersburg
|June 19||Ordered home for muster out|
|July 6||Mustered out|