51st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

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51st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Massachusetts (1908-1971).svg
Massachusetts state flag
Active September 25, 1862 – July 27, 1863
Country  United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Union Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Kinston, Whitehall, Goldsboro (North Carolina)

The 51st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[1]

History[edit]

The Fifty-first Regiment was organized at Worcester September 25 to October 30, 1862,[1] during which time Thomas Wentworth Higginson became a captain in the unit.[2] November 25–30, the unit moved to Boston, and from there to Newberne, North Carolina.

Attachments[edit]

  • 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Department of North Carolina, until December 1862.
  • Amory's Brigade, Department of North Carolina, until January 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Department of North Carolina, until June 1863.
  • 8th Army Corps in the Middle Department until July 1863.
  • Temporarily to the 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, July 1863.

Service[edit]

Mustered out July 27, 1863.[1]

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System of the National Park Service (retrieved on 2009 December 8) refers to it as "51st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)."
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Higginson, Stephen". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.