Company C

Company C was recruited during the autumn of 1861 in the Boston vicinity, and most of its original members were mustered into service on December 13, 1861. The first commander was Captain John H. Brennan of Boston. Brennan served at the head of Company C until wounded severely at Antietam on September 17th, 1862. Subsequently, he resinged and was discharged from the regiment on March 10, 1863. In the latter part of 1864, an excess of enlisted men in this company were transferred to Company A.

Altogether, 215 men served in Company C between December 13, 1861 and June 30, 1865, 5 of whom were commissioned officers. Of this total, 41 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded in battle, 3 missing in action, 12 died of accident or disease, and 2 died as prisoners, for a total of 58 or 27% in the course of the war. This is the third highest percentage loss of the 10 companies of the regiment.

Roster of Company C

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