The 2nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War

"My men are called Gordon's Regulars and old officers say that I have attained greater perfection than any other regiment of Volunteers..."
--Col. George H. Gordon

"The best officered regiment in the entire army," is how the 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry is described in William F. Fox's, Regimental Losses in the American Civil War. One of the first regiments raised during the Civil War, the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry became renowned for its discipline and reliability in every command in which it served, from its early "unlucky" associations with Patterson and Banks, then as part of Slocum's 12th Corps in the Army of the Potomac, and finally under Sherman during his march through Georgia and the March to the Sea.

Organization Chronology Resources
Roster of Officers Roster of Enlisted Men Voices of the 2nd
Battles & Campaigns Pictures Statistics
Miscellaneous Facts Anecdotes & Stories Civil War Links

Special Feature: My Gettysburg Gallery 1 November, 1998

A family illness prevents me from working on my website for the time being. I hope to be back at it around June!!

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