United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts > 38th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

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

August 24 The 38th Massachusetts organized and mustered in.
August 26-28 Moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md., 8th Corps, Middle Department
September 8 At Powhattan Dam
October 12 At Baltimore
November 10 Embarked on steamer Baltic for Ship Island, Miss.issippi
December 14 Arrived Ship Island, Mississippi.
December 29-31 Moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and camp at Carrollton; attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
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, Department of the Gulf
February Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Department 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 Moved by ship 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, Georgia and attached to 3rd Brigade, Grover’s Division, District of Savannah, Department of the South
March 5 Moved to Wilmington, North Carolina and attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
March 10 to Morehead City
April 8 Moved to Goldsboro and attached to District of Savannah: Georgia, Department of the South
May 2-7 Moved to Savannah, Ga.
June 30 The 38th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was mustered out.
June 30-July 5 Moved to Boston Mass.
July 13 Discharged