United States Regiments & Batteries * Massachusetts

The 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 165 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 92 Enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

August 30 Organized at Pittsfield under Colonel Oliver Edwards
September 7 Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and duty at Downsville, Md.
October 20 –
November 19
Movement to Stafford C. H., Va.
December 5 To Belle Plains
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
January 20-24 “Mud March”
March Attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 27-May 6
Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations at Franklin’s Crossing
May 3 Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4 Salem Heights
May 4 Banks’ Ford
July 2-4
Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Colonel Oliver Edwards. It brought 593 men to the field, losing two killed, 26 wounded and 19 missing

July 30 –
October 17
Detached for duty at New York and duty at Fort Hamilton, N.Y. Harbor
October 17 Rejoined army at Chantilly, Va.
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7
Rappahannock Station
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign, then at At Brandy Station
Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26
North Anna River
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18
Before Petersburg

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps

July 9 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 9-11 Moved to Washington, D.C.
July 11-12 Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defences of Washington
Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
August 21-22 Near Charlestown
September 19
Battle of Winchester (Opequan)
September 20 Provost duty at Winchester
December 13-16 Moved to Petersburg, Va.
March 28
Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg

The regiment captured the flag of the 37th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.

April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 23-27 Moved to Danville, Va.
May 3 Moved to Wilson’s Station
May 18-June 2 march to Washington, D.C.
June 8 Corps Review
June 22-23 Moved to Readville, Mass.
June 30 Mustered out