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Massachusetts 50th Volunteer Infantry Militia (Union)

01 Oct 1862

Massachusetts 50th Volunteer Infantry Militia organized.

21 May 1863

Participated in the Battle of Port Hudson at East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

The Battle of Port Hudson
The Battle of Port Hudson

In cooperation with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s final offensive against Vicksburg, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks’s army moved against the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson on the Mississippi River. Like Vicksburg, Port Hudson was located atop high bluffs at the river bank that commanded the river. On May 11th, Banks learned that some Confederates had been moved from Port Hudson to support the forces defending Vicksburg, so he sought to move upon the garrison before those troops could be replaced. Banks… Read More

24 Aug 1863

Massachusetts 50th Volunteer Infantry Militia mustered out.

Massachusetts, United States of America

Field Officers

Colonel Carlos P. Messer

Colonel Nathan Dudley

Major General Christopher C. Augur