Regimental Colors, Seventh New Hampshire Volunteers, from the Calvin Shedd papers at the University of Miami Library

Regimental Histories

 

Most men from Acton who fought in the Civil War were either members of the 6th Massachusetts Militia, which was called up for duty on three occasions, or part of the 26th Regiment, enlisting for three years. By coincidence, the Acton-based company of each military unit was labeled Company E.

Other men served in a variety of infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments from Massachusetts as well as from other states. Others served in the U. S. Navy.

 

6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

 

Other Massachusetts Regiments in which Acton men served

 

Infantry

1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

4th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

5th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

7th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

8th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

10th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

11th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

12th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

13th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

15th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

16th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

18th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

21st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Sharpshooters (attached to 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry)

23rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

24th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

25th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

28th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

30th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

32nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

33rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

35th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

36th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

38th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

39th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

40th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

42nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

44th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

45th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

47th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

48th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

53th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Militia)

56th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Veteran)

57th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Veteran)

58th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Veteran)

59th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Veteran)

 

Unattached Companies Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

9th Unattached Company Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

26th Unattached Company Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (Infantry)

 

Artillery

1st Battalion Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery

1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery

2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery

3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery

4th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery

6th Battery Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery

14th Battery Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery

 

Cavalry

1st Regiment Massachuetts Volunteer Cavalry

2nd Regiment Massachuetts Volunteer Cavalry

3rd Regiment Massachuetts Volunteer Cavalry

4th Regiment Massachuetts Volunteer Cavalry

1st Battalion Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry

 

 

Units from Other States in which Acton men served

 

California

7th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry

 

Connecticut

1st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

 

Florida

1st Regiment Florida Volunteer Cavalry

 

Illinois

50th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry

133rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry

 

Kansas

7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

 

Maine

1st Regiment Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery

1st Regiment Maine Volunteer Cavalry

2nd Battery Maine Light Artillery

2nd Regiment Maine Volunteer Cavalry

3rd Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

8th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

10th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

11th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

17th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

23rd Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

Co. E. Coast Guard Infantry

Maine Garrison Artillery

 

Minnesota

1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

4th Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

 

Missouri

14th Regiment Missouri Home Guard Infantry

 

New Hampshire

1st New Hampshire Volunteer Heavy Artillery

2nd Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

5th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

6th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

13th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

14th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

 

New York

1st Regiment New York Light Artillery, Battery B

5th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry

14th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery

16th Regiment New York Heavy Artillery

47th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

65th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

118th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

142nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

 

Ohio

9th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

 

Pennsylvania

21st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Calvary

 

Vermont

6th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

7th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

8th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

15th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

17th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

 

Wisconsin

2nd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry

2nd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

37th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

43rd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

 

United States Colored Troops

1st Regiment U.S.C.T. Cavalry

3rd Regiment Corps De Afrique Infantry

14th Regiment Corps De Afrique Infantry

18th Regiment U.S.C.T. Infantry

30th Regiment U.S.C.T. Infantry

37th Regiment U.S.C.T. Infantry

80th Regiment U.S.C.T. Infantry

86th Regiment U.S.C.T. Infantry

 

Veteran Units

1st Company, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps

1st Regiment U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps

4th Regiment U. S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry

9th Regiment U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps

10th Company, 2nd Battalion, U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps

10th Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps

12th Regiment U. S. Veteran Reserve Corps

140th Company, 2nd Battalion U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps

 


see also:

Massachusetts Civil War Research Center (from Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War)

National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System, online at: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html