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The 59th Massachusetts Volunrteer Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 83 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 93 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

December 3 Organized at Reedville
April 26-28 Moved to Washington, D.C. ubder the command of Colonel Jacob P. Gould
April 29-May 2 To Rappahannock Station, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 10 Ny River
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 1-3 Bethesda Church
June 16-18 First Assault on Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg begins
July 30
Mine Explosion, Petersburg

Colonel Gould was mortally wounded by a gunshot wound to his right leg.

August 18-21 Weldon Railroad
September Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps
September 29-
October 2
Poplar Springs Church or Peeble’s Farm
October 8 Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
March 25 Fort Stedman
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3 Occupation of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 20-28 Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria
May 23 Grand Review
May 26 Consolidated with 57th Massachusetts Infantry