Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, New York Draft Riots, Overland Campaign and Petersburg. The regiment was formed in September 1862 at Camp Briggs under Major. And served until the end of the war in April 1865. Companies A, B, and C were Zouaves.
Units known as the "Tremont Zouaves" under the command of Capt. Their uniforms consisted of a dark blue jacket with red trim, a long red wool sash, chasseur. Trousers of dark blue wool, a red stocking fez cap, and white canvas leggings.
The 37th Massachusetts saw action at many battles including Fredericksburg. Including duty in New York City. They participated in the Siege of Petersburg.
And the final pursuit and destruction of Robert E. In the summer of 1864, the regiment received the Spencer repeating rifle. Which greatly increased its firepower.
It was formed from volunteers mainly from the far western counties of Massachusetts. And it subsequently absorbed members of other units notably the 7th. In May and June 1864.
The 37th was one of the first regiments to be issued the new Spencer repeating rifle. On July 15, 1864, increasing their firepower. During service in the regiment a total of 4 Officers and 165 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, and 92 enlisted men were killed by disease. During the Battle of Sailor's Creek Virginia, April 6, 1865, Private David Dunnels White.Of the 37th Massachusetts Regiment, was credited with capturing Confederate Major General George Washington Custis Lee, eldest son of the famed General Robert E. I have been a private collector of Civil War and Western Americana books and ephemera for about 30 years. I have recently decided to reduce the size of my library. I will be posting many, many Civil War and Western Americana related books in the coming months. Many of the items are very scarce.
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