United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts

The 3rd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Regiment lost 5 officers and 101 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 180 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored by a monument in the National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia.

June 17 Organized as 41st Massachusetts Infantry. Designation changed to 3rd Cavalry. Company A, 33rd Massachusetts Infantry, assigned as Company I; 2nd Battalion, Massachusetts Cavalry, assigned as Companies L and M. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, then Cavalry Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf
June 17-July 9 Siege of Port Hudson, La.
July Defenses of New Orleans
August Cavalry Brigade, District of Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, and Duty at Port Hudson
August 3 Action at Jackson
October Unattached, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf
November 30 Plain’s Store
January 2 Ordered to New Orleans, La.; 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf; scouting, outpost and patrol duty at Carrollton
February 29 March to Berwick and Brashear City
March 10-May 22 Red River Campaign
March 14-26 Advance from Franklin to Alexandria
March 29-30 Monett’s Ferry and Cloutiersville
March 31 Natchitoches
April 2 Crump’s Hill, Piney Woods
April 8 Bayou de Paul, Carroll’s Mills
April 8 Sabine Cross Roads
April 9 Pleasant Hill
April 19 Natchitoches
April 23 Monett’s Bluff, Cane River Crossing
May 1 Hudnot’s Plantation and Alexandria
May 4 Mansura
May 13-20 Retreat to Morganza
May 16 Mansura
May 17 Moreauville
May 18 Yellow Bayou
June 25 Dismounted and equipped as Infantry and attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
July 3 Moved from Morganza to New Orleans, La.
July 15-28 to Fortress Monroe, Va., and Washington, D.C. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
July 29 Moved to Monocacy, Md.
August 4 to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
August 7-
November 28
Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester (Opequan)
September 22
Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
November 9 At Opequan Creek, near Winchester
December 25 Moved to Stephenson’s Landing, then to Remount Camp, Pleasant Valley, Md.
December 27 Company L mustered out
January 31 Company M mustered out
February 15-24 Again mounted and equipped as Cavalry; attached to Reserve Cavalry Brigade, Army of Shenandoah
March 8 Moved to Opequan Creek
March 16 Scout to Front Royal
April 1 Scout to Woodstock, then duty at Cedar Creek, Edinburg, Winchester and Berryville
April 20 Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty at Fall’s Church; attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps
May 20 Old members mustered out
May 23-24 Grand Review
May 25 Duty at Bladensburg and Cloud’s Mills
June 14-20 Moved to St. Louis, Mo.; attached to Dept. of Missouri
June 21-25 to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
July 21 Regiment consolidated to 6 Companies
July 27-August 16 March to Fort Kearney, Neb.
August 23-28 March to Cottonwood Springs, Colo.
August 29-
September 1
to Fort Kearney
September 8-18 to Fort Leavenworth
September 28 Mustered out
September 29-
October 5
Moved to Boston, Mass.
October 8 Discharged