Sixty-Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
One Year

Acton men who served in the 62nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry:


Regimental history from Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, compiled and published by the Adjutant General:

  The 62d Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. was in process of organization when the news was received of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Its rendezvous was at Camp Meigs, Readville, and recruits began to gather in March, 1865.

    Ansel D. Wass, who had an honorable career as an officer in the 6th Mass. Mil. 3 months, the 19th Mass. Inf., the 3d Mass. Cav., and the 60th Mass. Mil. 100 days, and had been three times wounded in action, was appointed colonel of the 62d, and I. Harris Hooper, formerly major of the 1 6th Mass. Inf., who had been twice wounded, was named to be lieutenant colonel, but neither of these officers were ever mustered, as the regimental organization was never completed.

     Four companies, "A", "B", "C", and "D", including about 400 officers and men, were completed and their members mustered in during the latter part of March and through the month of April. These companies remained in camp until after the surrender of Johnston's Army in North Carolina and the complete collapse of the Confederacy, when they were mustered out of the service, May 5, 1865.