Acton Memorial Library
Acton men who served in the 33rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry:
Edward D. Battles, Co. E (wounded twice)
Luke W. Bowers, Co. E (died of wounds)
Charles R. Fairgrieves, Co. K
Amasa M. Knowlton, Co. D
Austin A. Richardson, Co. A (discharged for disability)
James A. Ricker, Co. H (killed at Resaca)
Regimental history from Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, compiled and published by the Adjutant General:
Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:Organized at Springfield August 6, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 14-17. Attached to Military District of Washington to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and Provost at Alexandria, Va., until October 10, 1862. Moved to Fairfax Station October 10, thence to Fairfax Court House and duty there until November 1. Moved to Warrenton, thence to Germantown November 1-20. March to Fredericksburg December 10-15. Camp at Falmouth until January 20, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4. At Bristoe Station August 3-September 24. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. March along line of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to Lookout Valley, Tenn., October 25-28. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty in Lookout Valley until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 5-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Battle of New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Duty as Division Train Guard July 17 to August 27. Battle of Peachtree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Lawtonville, S. C, February 2. Skirmish, Raleigh Road, near Fayetteville, N. C., March 14. Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Duty at Washington until June 11. Mustered out June 11 and discharged from service July 2, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 188.
Andrew J. Boies, Record of the Thirty-Third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, from August 1862 to August 1865. Higginson Book Company, 2000. Originally printed by the Sentinel Printing Company, 1880. (Geneal Coll/973.744/B678).