Battle Unit Details


47th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)


Organized at Boxford and Readville October 16, 1862. Moved to New York November 29, thence sailed on Steamer "Mississippi" for Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., December 21, arriving at New Orleans December 31. Moved to Carrollton January 1, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863.

Duty at Carrollton, U. S. Barracks, Lower Cotton Press, Metarre Race Course and at Camp Parapet, Defences of New Orleans, till August, 1863. Skirmishes at Amite River April 17, and at LaFourche Crossing June 20-21 (Detachments). Moved to Boston, Mass., August 3-18, and mustered out September 1, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 1 Officer and 36 Enlisted men by disease. Total 38.

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