The Civil War in the East

23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

 

The 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 80 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 132 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

1861

September 28

Organized

November 11

Left State for Annapolis, Md., and duty there

1862

January 6

Attached to Foster's 1st Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps

January 6-February 7

Burnside's Expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C.

February 8

Battle of Roanoke Island; on transports off Roanoke Island

March 11-13

Moved to New Berne, N. C.

March 14

Battle of New Berne and duty there

April

1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina

April 11

At Batchelor's Creek

May 4

Provost duty at New Berne, N. C.

November 2-12

Expedition from New Berne

November 2

Action at Rawle's Mill (Cos. B, C, D, G and I)

November 11

Demonstration on New Berne, then picket and outpost duty in vicinity of New Berne

December

Heckman's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina

December 11-20

Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro

December 13-14

Southwest Creek

December 14

Kinston

December 16

Whitehall

December 17

Goldsboro

1863

January

1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

January 13

Moved to Carolina City

January 19-
February 2

To Morehead City and Hilton Head, S.C.

February

1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South

February 11-April 3

Camp at St. Helena Island, S.C.

April

District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina

April 3-10

Expedition against Charleston

April 12-16

Moved to New Berne

April 17-19

March to relief of Little Washington

April 25

Moved to Carolina City, N. C.

June 26

Co. "D" detached at Fort Spinola

June 27

Reconnaissance toward Swansbore (Co. "H")

July 2

Ordered to New Berne, attached to Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept, of Virginia and North Carolina

July 4-8

Expedition to Trenton and Pollocksville (Cos. "C," "G," "H" and "K")

July 6

Action at Quaker Bridge (Cos. "A," "B," "E," "F" and "I")

July 13-16

Expedition from Newport Barracks to Cedar Point

October

Heckman's Command, Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

October 16-18

Moved to Newport News, Va.

1864

January

3rd Brigade, United States Forces, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

January 22.

Moved to Portsmouth, Va. and duty there and at Getty's Station, on Norfolk & Suffolk Railroad

March 1-5

Demonstration on Portsmouth

April

1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

April 13-15

Expedition to Isle of Wight County

April 14

Action at Smithfield, Cherry Grove

April 26

Moved to Yorktown

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

May 6-7

Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station

May 9-10

Swift's Creek, Arrowfield Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Drury's Bluff

May 16-28

Bermuda Hundred

May 28-June 1

Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 15-18

Before Petersburg

June 15-September 4

Siege of Petersburg

July 30

Mine Explosion (Reserve)

August 25-
September 4

Duty in the trenches at Bermuda Hundred, Va.

September 4-10

Moved to New Berne, N. C. and duty in the Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

September 9

Affair at Currituck Bridge (Detachment)

September 28

Non-Veterans mustered out

1865

February

1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina

March

District of Beaufort, Dept. of North Carolina

March 3-14

Movements on Goldsboro

March 7

Southwest Creek

March 8-10

Battle of Wise's Forks

March 14

Occupation of Kinston

May 2

Moved to New Berne and duty there

June 25

Mustered out




 
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