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42nd Massachusetts Infantry (USA), US Civil War

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  • Private Lucius M. Thayer (USA) (1843 - 1870)
    Civil War Veteran Affiliation: UnionCo.: IRegt.: 42nd Ma.Branch: Infantry Link : MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts InfantryOVERVIEW:Organized at Camp Meigs, Reedville, November 11, ...
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The 42nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


  • The 42nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry did not engage in any battles. They were attached to the engineer corps, which meant that they built bridges, fortifications and removed wreckage left over from previous battles.