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The 38th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 73 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 151 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
August 24 Organized and mustered in
August 26-28 Moved to Baltimore, Md.; Attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department
September 8 at Powhattan Dam
October 12 at Baltimore
November 10 Embarked on steamer “Baltic” for Ship Island, Miss.
December 14 Arrived Ship Island, Miss.
December 29-31 Moved to New Orleans, La. and camp at Carrollton; attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
1863
February 11 Expedition to Plaquemine
February 19 At Carrollton
March 6-7 Moved to Baton Rouge
March 7-27 Operations against Port Hudson
April 1 Moved to Algiers
April 9 to Berwick City
April 9-May 14 Operations in Western Louisiana
April 11-20 Teche Campaign
April 12-13 Fort Bisland
May 5-14 Expedition from Opelousas to Alexandria and Simsport
May 22-25 Moved to Bayou Sara, then to Port Hudson
May 25-July 9 Siege of Port Hudson
May 27 & June 14 Assaults on Port Hudson
June 3-8 Expedition to Clinton
July 9 Surrender of Port Hudson
July 11 Moved to Baton Rouge with Artillery train
July 15 to Donaldsonville
August 1 At Baton Rouge; attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps
1864
February Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
March 23-May 22 Red River Campaign
March 23 –
April 12
At Alexandria
April 23 Monett’s Bluff, Cane River Crossing
April 30-May 10 Construction of dam at Alexandria
May 11-20 Retreat to Morganza
May 30-June 6 Reconnoissance to Atchafalaya
July 3 Moved to New Orleans, La.
July 3-29 to Fortress Monroe, Va., and Washington, D.C.
August – December Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign; attached to¬†Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, 19th Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade¬†
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester (or Opequon)
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 20 At Kernstown and Winchester
January 5-22 Moved to Savannah, Ga. and attached to 3rd Brigade, Grover’s Division, District of Savannah, Dept. of the South
1865
March 5 Moved to Wilmington, N. C. and attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
March 10 to Morehead City
April 8 Moved to Goldsboro and attached to District of Savannah: Ga., Dept. of the South
May 2-7 Moved to Savannah, Ga.
June 30 Mustered out
June 30-July 5 Moved to Boston Mass.
July 13 Discharged