62nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

The 62nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment being raised to serve in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The war ended before the unit was complete.

62nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
ActiveMarch 1865 to 5 May 1865
CountryUnited StatesUnited States of America
AllegianceUnion
BranchUnited States Army
TypeInfantry
Size405
Commanders
ColonelAnsel D Wass

HistoryEdit

Returning from his command of the 60th Massachusetts Infantry, Colonel Ansel D Wass began to raise another infantry regiment at Readville, Massachusetts for one year's service. With the last companies of the 61st Massachusetts Infantry leaving camp in early March 1865, new recruits began forming another regiment. Between March and 11 April 1865, four companies had been mustered in when General Lee's surrender stopped the organization.[1] The volunteers remained in camp until 5 May, when they were mustered out of service.[2]

CasualtiesEdit

From a complement of 405 men, two died from disease, while eight others deserted.[1]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bowen, pg 722
  2. ^ Higginson (1866), p. 474.

ReferencesEdit

  • Bowen, James L (1889). Massachusetts in the War 1861–1865. Springfield, MA: Clark W Bryer + Co. OCLC 1986476.

External linksEdit

62nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry