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Hampshire Regiment Infantry
|Sixteenth Infantry. Col., James Pike; Lieut.-Col., Henry W.
Fuller; Majs., Henry W. Fuller, Samuel Davis, Jr. The 16th was made up in the 2nd
Congressional district and was mustered in for nine months at Concord from Oct. 10 to Dec.
2, 1862. It numbered 914 men, of whom 210 died of disease and 3 were drowned. On Nov. 23
it left Concord for New York and was there ordered to sail south under sealed orders. Its
destination proved to be New Orleans, which it reached on Dec 20 and remained near that
city until March 5, 1863, when it proceeded to Port Hudson, where it joined in the siege
from June 3 to July 9. This regiment suffered greatly from sickness, particularly during a
six weeks' stay at Fort Burton, which it captured April 20, 1863, and the percentage of
deaths was very large. On Aug. 1 it started for Cairo, Ill., and from there proceeded by
rail to Concord, where it was mustered out on Aug. 20, 1863.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1