Leading up to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 2013, I began a series of articles, each detailing the experiences of a different Massachusetts unit at Gettysburg. There were a total of 18 regiments of infantry, 1 regiment of cavalry, 4 batteries of light artillery and 2 companies of sharpshooters from Massachusetts present at Gettysburg. I may not write about each and every unit, but I will nonetheless continue to add to this series until, hopefully, I have covered most of them.
Articles written as part of the series thus far are as follows:
June 18th, 2018 at 12:24 pm
Thank you for this listing. I would like to add the 40th NY (aka the Mozart Regt). Four of the ten companies were from Massachusetts. These men fought throughout the war, but at Gettysburg, they were in the Valley of Death facing Devil’s Den.
June 27th, 2018 at 6:04 am
Thanks, Bill. Interesting point. I knew of these companies but had not thought to include them here. Hopefully I can get around to writing about them at some point.