Battle Unit Details


48th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)


Organized at Wenham and mustered in October 29, 1862. Moved to New York December 27. Embarked on Steamer "Constitution" and sailed for New Orleans, La., December 29, arriving February 1, 1863. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., February 3. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863.

Reconnoissance toward Port Hudson March 13-20, 1863. Duty at Baton Rouge till May 18. Operations against Port Hudson May 18-24. Action at Plain's Store May 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Donaldsonville July 9-10, and duty there till August 1. Action at Cox's Plantation, Donaldsonville, July 12-13. Moved to Boston, Mass., via Cairo, Ill., August 9-23. Mustered out September 3, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 17 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 50 Enlisted men by disease. Total 59.

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