1st Battalion Infantry

Joshua D. Lane--Co. A

Organized by consolidation of Clark's Company. Organized April 19, 1861, and mustered in for three years May 21, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., May 22-26, and attached to 4th Massachusetts Militia Infantry as Company "M." Tyler's Company organized April 17, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., May 10-13, and attached to 3rd Massachusetts Militia Infantry as Company "M." Mustered in for three years May 14, 1861. Leach's Company organized May 1, 1861. Moved to Boston May 17, thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., May 19-23. Mustered in for three years May 22, 1861, and attached to 4th Massachusetts Militia Infantry as Company "L." Chipman's Company organized May 6, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., May 19-21. Mustered in for three years May 22, 1861, and attached to 3rd Massachusetts Militia Infantry as Company "D." Doten's Company, Plymouth Rock Guards, organized May 6, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., May 19-21. Mustered in for three years May 22, 1861, and attached to 3rd Massachusetts Militia Infantry as Company "E." Chamberlin's Company, "Union Guards," organized April 18, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., May 19-23. Mustered in for three years May 14, 1861, and assigned to 3rd Massachusetts Militia Infantry as Company "I." Barnes' Company, "Greenough Guards," organized April 25, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., May 19-21. Mustered in for three years May 22 and attached to 4th Massachusetts Militia Infantry as Company "K." Battalion organized at Fort Monroe. Va., July, 1861. Company "M," 4th Militia, designated as Rifles; Company "M," 3rd Militia, designated as "M": Company "L," 4th Militia, designated as "L"; Company "D," 3rd Militia, designated as "D"; Company "E," 4th Militia, designated as "E"; Company "I," 4th Militia, designated as "I"; Company "K," 4th Militia, designated as "K." Companies "L" and "M" detached for duty at Fort Wool, Rip Raps, July 16 and 26 to November 3. Rejoined Regiment at Newport News. Five Companies at Hampton until July 30, then garrison duty at Fortress Monroe until August 5. Moved to Camp Hamilton August 5, thence to Newport News August 18 and duty there until December. --. Action on Warwick Road October 21. Battalion transferred to 29th Massachusetts Infantry December 13, 1861. Rifles as Company "A," Company "M" as Company "B," Company "L" as Company "C," Company "D" as Company "D," Company "E" as Company "E," Company "I" as Company "I" and Company "K" as Company "K."

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