Battle Unit Details


4th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry


Organized at Camp Joe Hooker, Lakeville, and mustered in September 23, 1862. Moved to New York December 27-28, thence to New Orleans and Carrollton, La., January 3-February 13, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863.

Moved to Baton Rouge, La., March 7, 1863. Expedition to Port Hudson March 13-20. Moved to Algiers April 3, thence to Brashear City April 8, and duty there till May 30. Skirmish at Barre Landing, Bayou Teche, May 22 (Co. "B"). Moved to Port Hudson May 30. Siege of Port Hudson June 3-July 9. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Brashear City June 23 (Detachment). Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Garrison duty at Port Hudson till August 4. Moved to Cairo, Ill., on Steamer "North America," thence by rail to Boston, Mass., August 4-17. Mustered out August 28, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 129 Enlisted men by disease. Total 151.

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