57th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
The 57th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry was organized at Worcester and Reedville and mustered in April 6, 1864, and mustered out July 30, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 57th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 12 July 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Massachusetts in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Massachusetts in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Massachusetts, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Anderson, John. The Fifty-Seventh Regiment of Massachusetts volunteers in the war of the rebellion, Army of the Potomac. (Boston, Massachusetts : E.B. Stillings, printers, 1896), FHL book 974.4 M2a.
- Sturgis, Thomas. Prisoners of war, 1861-65 : a record of personal experiences, and a study of the condition and treatment of prisoners on both sides during the war of the rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991)FHL fiche 6083257.
- Wilkinson, Warren. Mother, may you never see the sights I have seen : the Fifty-seventh Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers in the Army of the Potomac, 1864-1865. (New York, New York : Harper & Row, c1990) FHL book 974.4 M2ww.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).