United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts

The 3rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 17 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

April 17 Left Boston on steamer S. R. Spaulding for Fortress Monroe, Va. for three months service
April 20 Arrived and ordered on board United States Sloop of War Pawnee. Moved to Norfolk and destruction of navy yard.
May 13 Expedition to Hampton
May 14 – July 1 Fatigue and garrison duty at Fortress Monroe assigned to Butler’s Department of Virginia.
July 2 – 16 At Hampton
July 16 Ordered home
July 22 Mustered out, expiration of term.
September Reorganized at Lakeville under Colonel Silas P. Richmond for nine months service
October 22 Moved to Boston, embarked on Steamers “Merrimac” and “Mississippi” for New Berne, N. C.
October 26 Arrived New Berne and duty there; attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina
November 30 Co. “I” detached at Plymouth and Elizabeth City
December Heckman’s Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina
December 10 Action at Plymouth (Co. “I”)
December 11-22 Foster’s Expedition to Goldsboro
December 14 Action at Kinston
December 16 Whitehall
December 17 Goldsboro
December Duty at New Berne
January 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
March 6-10 Expedition to Trenton, Pollocksville, Young’s Cross Roads and Swansborough
March 15-16 Reconnoissance to Pollocksville
April Jourdan’s Independent Brigade, Defences of Newberne, Dept. of North Carolina
April Co. “I” reunites with regiment
April 7-10 Expedition to relief of Little Washington
April 16-21 Expedition toward Kinston
May 23-24 To Batchelor’s Creek
June 11-16 Moved to Boston
Juno 26 Mustered out