Field & Staff---NCO Staff---Band---Unassigned
The 42d Regiment preserved its identity as
a militia unit after the close of its nine months' service, and in July, 1864,
was reorganized with some changes in companies and mustered into the service for
one hundred days. It was used for guard and garrison duty during the late summer
and fall, in order that the older and more experienced troops which had been
performing this duty might be relieved and sent to the front.
The companies which were to constitute the 42d Regiment began to assemble at Camp Meigs, Readville, early in July, and were mustered into the service between the 14th and 22d of the month. On the 24th the command set out for Washington under Lieut. Col. Joseph Stedman. About this time Col. Burrell was released from captivity, returned and rejoined his regiment at Alexandria, and resumed command.
The regiment did guard and patrol duty, one detachment being sent to Great Falls, Md., while others were employed in guarding supply trains moving to and from the Shenandoah Valley. After completing its term of enlistment the regiment was mustered out of the service Nov. 11, 1864.
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War
Compiled and Published
BY THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.
in accordance with Chapter 475, Acts of 1899
AND Chapter 64, Resolves of 1930
PRINTED AT THE NORWOOD PRESS 1932