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Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Records

Date: 1861 | Identifier: 0165-b1-fa
The Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Record (April 20-May 9, 1861) is a volume of material pertaining to the formation and organization of the 12th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, organized and commanded by Fletcher Webster, the son of Daniel Webster. By April 26, 1861, ten companies had been accepted into the regiment: five from Boston, one from North Bridgewater, one from Abington, one from Weymouth, one from Stoughton, and one from Gloucester. After organization was completed, the regiment was ordered to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. Three months later it was sent to Harper's Ferry, Virginia, where it guarded the upper Potomac as part of Bank's division. more...