First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

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1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Attack on the batteries at Bull Run by three companies of the First Massachusetts Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Welles, commanding.jpg
Attack on the batteries at First Bull Run by three companies of the 1st Massachusetts, Lt. Col. Welles, commanding
Active May 23, 1861–May 25, 1864
Country  United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Union Army
Type Infantry
Part of In 1863: 1st Brigade (Carr's), 2nd Division (Humphreys's), III Corps, Army of the Potomac
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Col. Robert Cowdin
Col. Napoleon B. McLaughlen
Insignia
III Corps (2nd Division) badge

The 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Organized at "Camp Ellsworth" in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the regiment was made up partly of companies that had belonged to the First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, a peactime unit of state militia. The companies were mostly from Boston but also Roxbury and Brookline. The First Massachusetts was the first of the Massachusetts regiments recruited for a term of three-years.

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