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44th Massachusetts Infantry (USA), US Civil War

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  • Pvt. Theodore Franklin Corey (USA) (1836 - 1898)
    Theodore Corey enlisted in Company B, Massachusetts 44th Infantry Regiment on 12 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 18 Jun 1863 at Readville, MA. He was a Private. In Company B. Enlisted from Brighton. ...
  • Captain Charles Hunt (USA) (1839 - 1925)
    Captain in the U. S. Army, 44th Massachusetts, in the Civil War. Was at New Bern. After service in the military he returned to Boston and re-engaged in the merchant ship leasing business as a ship br...
  • Herbert Sleeper (USA) (1841 - 1874)
    Private in Company F, Massachusetts 44th Infantry Regiment, USA. Battles Fought Fought on 2 Nov 1862 at Rawle's Mill, Williamston, NC. Fought on 14 Dec 1862 at Kinston, NC. Fought on 16 Dec 186...


44th Massachusetts Infantry

The 44th Regt. Mass. Vol. Mil., the second New England Guards Regiment, was one of the new militia units raised to fill the quota of Massachusetts under the call of Aug. 4, -1862, for nine months troops. Its nucleus was the 4th Battalion Infantry, M. V. M., which by Special Order No. 597, dated Aug. 7, 1862, was authorized to recruit to the full size of a regiment.

Organized at Readville and mustered in September 12, 1862. Moved to Newberne, N. C., October 22-27. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. North Carolina, to May, 1863. Lee's Brigade, Defences of Newberne, Dept. North Carolina, to June, 1863.

SERVICE -- Expedition from Newberne November 2-12, 1862. Action at Rawle's Mills November 2. Demonstration on Newberne November 11. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. At Newberne until February 10, 1863. Moved to Plymouth, N. C., February 10, and duty there until March 15. (Cos. "B" and "F" detached on outpost duty at Batchelor's Creek February 10 to May 1.) Skirmishes Deep Gully, Newberne, March 13-14 (2 Cos.). Regiment moved to Washington March 15. Siege of Washington March 30-April 20. Skirmish at Washington March 30 (Cos. "A" and "G"). Skirmishes at Washington April 3 and 15. Expedition from Newberne to relief of Little Washington April 7-10 (2 Cos.). Regiment moved to Newberne April 22-24, and duty there until June 6. Expedition toward Kinston April 27-May 1. Dover Road April 28. Moved to Boston, Mass., June 6-10. Mustered out June 18, 1863.

44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment