United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts


The 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 128 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 132 onlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument in the National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia.

1862
August 1 Organized at Worcester under the command of Colonel George D. Wells.
August 15-17 Moved to Washington, D.C. at Arlington Heights, Va., and attached to Military District of Washington and Alexandria.
August 22 Moved to Alexandria, Va. and duty on line of Orange & Alexandria Railroad
September 15 At Fort Lyon, Defenses of Washington, D.C. Provost and guard duty in Washington. Assigned to Tyler’s Brigade, District of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
1863
July 9 Moved to Maryland Heights
July 14 Occupation of Harper’s Ferry and duty at Harper’s Ferry and Bolivar
October 18 Action at Berryville
December 10-24 Raid to Harrisonburg, then return to Harper’s Ferry
1864
January Unattached, 1st Division, West Virginia
January 27-
February 7
Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, W. Va.
February 15 Moved to Cumberland, Md. and attached to
March 5 Return to Harper’s Ferry, then moved to Monocacy, Md.
March 7 To Martinsburg, W. Va.
April 2 To Harper’s Ferry, and attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy’s Division, Defenses South of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps
April 17 Moved to Martinsburg, W. Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia
April 13-May 16 Sigel’s Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market
May 14 Rude’s Hill
May 14-15 New Market
May 24-June 5 Advance to Staunton
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia
June 5 Piedmont, Mount Crawford
June 6 Occupation of Staunton and atached to Martindale’s Command, Garrison of Washington, 22nd Army Corps
June 17 – 18 Hunter’s Raid on Lynchburg
June 18-29 Retreat to the Gauley
July 5-17 Moved to the Shenandoah Valley and attached to 1st Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Virginia
July 17-18 Snicker’s Ferry
July 23-24 Kernstown or Winchester
July 25 Martinsburg
August to
December
Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
September 3 Berryville
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester (Opequan)
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 13
Hupp’s Hill

Colonel George Wells was killed. William S. Lincoln was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.

October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 19 Duty at Kernstown
December 19-23 Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Bermuda Hundred, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James
December 25 Siege operations against Richmond and Petersburg in trenches north of the James before Richmond
1865
April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6 Rice’s Station
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 12-15 March to Lynchburg
April 15-19 To Farmville and Burkesville Junction
April 22-25 To Richmond and duty there
June 16 Mustered out ybder the command of Colonel Lincoln.