Private James B Wade, served from 2/64 till he died of disease on 8/12/64 at Hatcher's Run Va. The 4th Massachusetts Cavalry was organized in Readville, Massachusetts beginning December 26, 1863 and mustered in under the command of Colonel Francis Washburn.The regiment was attached to Light Brigade, District of Florida, X Corps, Department of the South, to April 1864. Unattached, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, X Corps, XVIII Corps, XXIV Corps, and XXV Corps, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to August 1865. Department of Virginia to November 1865. The 4th Massachusetts Cavalry mustered out of service on November 14, 1865 and was discharged at Boston, Massachusetts on November 26, 1865. First Battalion (Companies I, K, L, and M) was initially formed as Independent Battalion, Massachusetts Cavalry (formerly the 3rd Battalion, 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry). It was assigned to the regiment on February 12, 1864. McGrath's Creek, Cedar Run, March 1.
Ordered to Bermuda Hundred, Va. Operations against Fort Darling April 1216. Jordan's Crossing and Petersburg June 9. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865.
At Headquarters, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, June 21 to August 15, 1864. At Headquarters, X Corps, until December 1864.
Demonstration on the north side of the James River August 1320. Flusser's Mills August 1819. Company M detached at Harrison's Landing on outpost duty August 23, 1864 to March 1865.Before Petersburg August 24 to September 28. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 2830. Harrison's Landing October 13 (Company M). Expedition into Charles City and Henrico Counties November 15.
Duty before Richmond until March 1865. At Headquarters, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, December 1864 to April 1865 (Companies I, L, and M). At Headquarters, XXIV Corps, December 1864 to April 1865 (Company K).
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Fall of Petersburg April 2. High Bridge, Farmville, April 67. Appomattox Court House April 9, Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond until November.
Second Battalion (Companies A, B, C, and D) sailed from Boston for Hilton Head, S. On the steamer Western Metropolis March 20, 1864, arriving April 1. Picket and outpost duty at Hilton Head until June. Expedition to Ashepoo River May 2226 (2 companies).
Two Companies moved to Jacksonville, Fla. June 68, and served duty there until January 1865, participating in a skirmish at Front Creek July 15, 1864.Raid from Jacksonville upon Baldwin July 2328. Skirmish at South Fork, Black Creek, July 24. Mary's Trestle July 26. Raid on Florida Railroad August 1519. 2 Companies on duty at Hilton Head, S.
Expedition to John's Island, S. Operations against Battery Pringle July 49.
Expedition to Boyd's Neck November 2930. Battle of Honey Hill November 30. Expedition to Deveaux's Neck December 16. March to Charleston January 15-February 23, 1865. Potter's Expedition to Camden, S.
Occupation of Camden April 17. Boykin's Mills April 18. Denkin's Mills April 19. Beech Creek, near Statesburg, April 19. Duty in the Department of the South until muster out.
Third Battalion (Companies E, F, G, and H) sailed from Boston for Hilton Head, S. On the steamer Western Metropolis April 23, 1864, arriving April 27. Moved to Newport News, Va. May 13, then to City Point May 23, and duty there scouting, picketing, and on the fortifications until June 16. Duty at Bermuda Hundred until August 23.
Companies E and H at Headquarters of XVIII Corps June 16-December 4, and at Headquarters of XXV Corps December 1864 to April 1865. Company F at Headquarters of XXIV Corps December 1864 to April 1865. Company G detached at Yorktown and Williamsburg, Va.
August 23, 1864 to April 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3, 1865 (Companies E and H). Company F on Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. The item "Civil War CDV Private James B Wade Hardwick Mass, 4th Mass Cavalry DOD" is in sale since Thursday, February 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.