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Massachusetts 49th Volunteer Infantry Militia (Union)

10/28/62

Organized - Massachusetts 49th Volunteer Infantry Militia - Massachusetts

5/21/63

Leadership Change - Regiment - Lieutenant Colonel Burton D. Deming

Lieutenant ColonelBurton D. Deming

5/21/63

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel Edward P. Chapin

5/21/63

Battle - Port Hudson - East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Port Hudson
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

5/21/63

Battle - Plains Store - East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

5/21/63

Battle - Plains Store, Louisiana

9/1/63

Mustered Out - Massachusetts 49th Volunteer Infantry Militia - Massachusetts

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