United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts > 30th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

The 30th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 57 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 341 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

December 31 Organized as “Eastern Bay State Regiment” at Camp Chase, Lowell, by General Benjamin F. Butler
January 2 Moved to Boston.
January 4 The 30th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment mustered into United States service under the command of Colonel Nathan A.M. Dudley.
January 13 – 16 Sailed from Boston on the steamer Constitution for Fortress Monroe, Virginia.
February 6 – 12 Sailed for Ship Island, Mississippi and duty there. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Department of the Gulf
March 9 Company K Joined the regiment.
April 15-28
Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson, Mississippi River
April 28 Occupation of Fort St. Phillip
April 29-30 Moved to New Orleans
May 1 Occupation of New Orleans
May 9-10
Expedition to New Orleans & Jackson Railroad
May 30-31 Moved to Baton Rouge
June 7-9
Expedition from Baton Rouge
June 18-July 23 Williams’ Expedition to Vicksburg, Mississippi and operations in that vicinity
June 22 Ellis Cliff
June 24 Hamilton Plantation, near Grand Gulf
July 23-26 Moved to Baton Rouge and duty there
August 5

Battle of Baton Rouge

August 21-22 Moved to Carrollton and duty there
October Defenses of New Orleans, and Garrison duty there.
January 13-14 Moved to Baton Rouge. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Department of the Gulf
March 7-27 Expedition to Port Hudson
May 12-24

Operations against Port Hudson

May 18-19 Monett’s Plantation and on Bayou Sara Road
May 24 Plain’s Store
May 24-July 9.

Siege of Port Hudson

May 27 & June 14

Assaults on Port Hudson

July 9 Surrender of Port Hudson
July 12-13 Cox’s Plantation, Donaldsonville
August 1 –
September 2
Camp at Baton Rouge
August 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Department of the Gulf
September 4-11 Sabine Pass Expedition
September 16 Moved from Algiers to Brashear City
September 26 To Berwick and to Camp Bisland
October 3 –
November 30
Western Louisiana (“Teche”) Campaign. At New Iberia
January 7 At Franklin
February 18-
May 3
Veterans on leave
May 3-16 Moved to New Orleans
June 13 To Morganza
July 2-13 Moved to New Orleans, then to Fortress Monroe, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Attached to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
July 14-23 Snicker’s Gap Expedition
August – December

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

September 19

Third Battle of Winchester (Opequon)

September 22

Battle of Fisher’s Hill

September 23-24

Mount Jackson

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

October Duty at Winchester, Kernstown and Stephenson’s Depot
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah
April 21-22 Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to Department of Washington
May 23-24 Grand Review
June 2-6 Moved to Savannah, Georgia, and attached to Department of the South
June 13 To Georgetown, S.C.
June 27 To Florence
July 9 To Sumpter and duty in 3rd Sub-District Eastern South Carolina
December 1 The 30th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment mustered out