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Federal Regiment

2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Organized: West Roxbury, MA; mustered in 5/25/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Boston, MA 7/26/1865

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Col. George L. Andrews

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Twelfth (XII) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, XII Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps


Unit history

The first Colonel was George H. Gordon, who organized and led the regiment until his promotion to brigade command (April 1862) and rank of Brigadier General (June 1862). He was succeeded by Colonel George L. Andrews.

On the Antietam Campaign

The Regiment fought in the Federal XII Corps attack at the northern part of the battlefield on 17 September: through the Cornfield, and between the East and West Woods. The men of Collis' Independent Company - the "Zouaves d'Afrique" - were attached to the 2nd Massachusetts at Antietam. Lt Colonel Wilder Dwight was mortally wounded in combat with the regiment.

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 18; Wounded (WIA): 54;

Maps Showing this Unit

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #54: Gordon's Brigade, Williams' Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #27: Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #28: Williams' Division, Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #55: Gordon's Brigade, Williams' Division - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM

More on the Web

See also a selection of vignettes of the battle from the Gordon's Regulars website.

References & Notes

Sources: Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908; and
The "Gordon's Regulars" website from Lynne Kennedy.

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