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3rd Massachusetts Infantry
in the Civil War

Regimental History
Third Infantry. — Cols., David W. Wardrop, Silas P. Richmond; Lieut.-Cols., Charles Raymond, James Barton; Majs., John H. Jennings, John Morissey. The 3d regiment, Mass. militia, responded to the call for three months' troops, sailed for Fortress Monroe, where it was mustered into the U. S. service on April 23, 1861, and was mustered out at Boston, July 23, 1861. In May, four companies enlisted for three years and joined the 3d, but were afterward transferred to the 29th. The 3d again enlisted for nine months and was reorganized at Lakeville, Sept., 1862, when it numbered 1,000 men. On Oct. 26. it sailed for Beaufort, S. C, and took part in an expedition to Goldsboro, where it was in action on Dec. 17, 1862. Jan. and Feb., 1863, were spent at Camp Jourdan, near New Berne, N. C, and in March the regiment was engaged at Deep Gully, New Berne and Pollocksville. Going to the relief of Little Washington, April 5, several skirmishes ensued and the siege was raised. On its return the 3d reached Boston June 16, and was mustered out at Camp Joe Hooker on the 26th.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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