LIFE WITH THE 49TH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS

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By Henry T. Johns. Published for Author, Pittsfield, Mass: 1864. 391 pp., ills. In green blind-stamped buckram, 7.5 x 5.25”, w/gilt ills. Cover and spine lettering. Exhibits moderate wear at the extremities, hinges starting. Else VG, w/tight page signatures and spine.

The 49th Massachusetts was a nine-month regiment mustered on October 28, 1862, sent to New York, and dispatched to sea to New Orleans, where it was attached to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps. After being engaged in the Siege of Port Hudson, the unit moved to Baton Rouge, and thence to Boston where it was mustered out, 9/1/1863. During service it 30 men killed or mortally wounded and 84 by disease for a total of 114. Solid regiment, solid Massachusetts collectible.   [jp]

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