The 4th Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment lost 4 officers and 28 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 128 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

History of the 1st Batttalion, Companies I, K, L and M
1863
December 26 Organized at Readville. 1st Battalion formerly Independent Battalion, Massachusetts Cavalry, was assigned as Companies I, K, L and M.
1864
February 12, 1864 Attached to Light Brigade, District of Florida, 10th Corps, Dept. of the South
February 7-22 Expedition from Jacksonville, Fla., to Lake City, Fla.,
February 20 Battle of Olustee, Fla.
March 1 McGrath’s Creek, Cedar Run
April 2 Cedar Run
May 8 Ordered to Bermuda Hundred, Va. and assigned to Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, 10th, 18th and 24th Army Corps, and 25th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
April 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 20-30 Bermuda Hundred
June 9 Jordan’s Crossing and Petersburg
June 16, 1864 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin
June 21 At Headquarters, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of the James
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains
August 18-19 Flusser’s Mills. At Headquarters, 10th Army Corps
August 23 –
March 1865
Company M detached at Harrison’s Landing on outpost duty
August 24 –
September 28
Before Petersburg
September 28-30 Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
October 13 Harrison’s Landing (Company M)
October 27-28 Fair Oaks
November 1-5 Expedition into Charles City and Henrico Counties
November 6 – March 1865 Duty before Richmond
December 1864 Companies I, L and M at Headquarters, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
December Company K at Headquarters, 24th Army Corps
1865
March 28 Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 6-7 High Bridge, Farmville
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April – November Duty at Richmond
August Dept. of Virginia
November 14 Regiment mustered out
November 26 Discharged at Boston

 

History of the 2nd Batttalion, Companies A, B, C and D
1864
March 20, Sailed from Boston for Hilton Head, S. C, on Steamer “Western Metropolis”
April 1 Arrived Hilton Head and assigned to picket and outpost duty
May 22-26 Expedition to Ashepoo River (2 Companies)
June 6-8 2 Companies moved to Jacksonville, Fla. and duty there
June to November 2 Companies on duty at Hilton Head, S.C.
July 2-10 Expedition to John’s Island, S.C.
July 4-9 Operations against Battery Pringle
July 15 2 Companies participate in skirmish at Front Creek
July 23-28 Raid from Jacksonville upon Baldwin
July 24 Skirmish at South Fork, Black Creek
July 26 St. Mary’s Trestle
August 15-19 Raid on Florida Railroad
August 17 Gainesville
October 24 Magnolia
October 24 Gum Swamp
November 29-30 Expedition to Boyd’s Neck
November 30 Battle of Honey Hill
December 1-6 Expedition to Deveaux’s Neck
1865
January 2 Companies return from duty at Jacksonville, Fla.
January 15
-February 23
March to Charleston
April 5-25 Potter’s Expedition to Camden, S. C.
April 15 Statesburg
April 17 Occupation of Camden
April 18 Boykin’s Mills
April 19 Denkin’s Mills
April 19 Beech Creek, near Statesburg
April-November Duty in the Dept. of the South
November 14 Regiment mustered out
November 26 Discharged at Boston

 

History of the 3rd Batttalion, Companies E, F, G and H
1864
April 23-27 Sailed from Boston for Hilton Head, S.C., on Steamer “Western Metropolis”
May 1-3 Moved to Newport News, Va.
May 23 To City Point and duty there scouting, picketing and on the fortifications
June 16 Duty at Bermuda Hundred
June 16-
December 4
Companies E and H at Headquarters of 18th Army Corps
August 23 Company G detached at Yorktown and Williamsburg, Va.,
December Companies E and H at Headquarters of 25th Army Corps. Company F at Headquarters of 24th Army Corps
1865
March 28-April 9 Company F on Appomattox Campaign
April 3 Occupation of Richmond (Companies E and H)
April 6-7 High Bridge, Farmville
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
November 14 Regiment mustered out
November 26 Discharged at Boston