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The 46th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment lost one man killed in action and 35 who died of disease in the Civil War.

September 25-
October 30
The 46th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Banks in Springfield under the command of Colonel George Bowler for twelve months service. The regiment was largely recruited from Hampden County.
November 5 Moved to Boston and embarked for New Berne. North Carolina
November 15 Arrived New Berne. North Carolina; Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Department of North Carolina
November 18 Co. “A” was detached at Newport Barracks
December 11-20

Foster’s Expedition to Goldsboro

December 14


December 16


December 17


Duty at Newberne

December 20 Colonel George Bowler resigned due to disease and Lieutenant Colonel Shurtleff was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.
January Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps. Department of North Carolina
January 23 Co. “A” rejoined the regiment
March 13-14
Skirmishes at Deep Gully, New Berne
March 26 Moved to Plymouth, except Cos. A and I which remained at Newberne
April 27-May 1 Expedition toward Kinston
April 28 Dover Road
May 7-8 Moved to Newberne
May 20-23 Demonstration on Kinston
May 22
Gum Swamp
May 23

Batchelor’s Creek

Captain Tifft with two companies held an exposed redoubt under heavy attack by the enemy. Seargent A.S. Bryant of Company A was awarded the Medal of Honor for exceptional bravery.

June 24-28 One hundred members of the regiment enlisted in the newly organizing Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The remaineder moved to Fortress Monroe and were attached to 8th Corps, Middle Department.
June 30-July 1 Moved to Baltimore, Md.
July 6-7 Continued to Monocacy Junction, then to Frederick, Sandy Hook and Maryland Heights
July 8 Occupation of Harper’s Ferry
July 12-13 Temporarily joined 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac. Marched 25 miles in 16 hours to Funkstown.
July 14-15 Pursuit of Lee. The regiment was about to cross the Potomac at Berlin (now Brunswick) Maryland when they received orders to return to Massachusetts.
July 15-17 Moved to Boston, then to Springfield
July 29 The 46th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was mustered out at Hampden Park.