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50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Association Records, 1880-1925

Identifier: MM 19

Scope and Content Note

The 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Association Records includes a record book and list of member signatures. The record book was created by the executive committee and documents committee meetings, reports, and regimental reunions from 1880 to 1925. The list of member signatures documents members of the 50th Regiment, who participated in the National Defense Test Day on September 12, 1924 in Salem, Massachusetts at the Headquarters of the 102d Field Artillery Massachusetts National Guard.


  • Creation: 1880-1925


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.

Historical Sketch

At a meeting of Company A of the 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, held at the Lafayette House in Salem, Massachusetts on May 27, 1880, a committee was appointed to form a regimental association and to invite comrades to an annual reunion. After notifying officers of the regiment of the idea for an association and reunion, it was decided by the committee that enough interest warranted holding the first reunion of the regiment at Ocean House in Revere Beach, on August 24, 1880. At the reunion, attended by 157 members of the regiment, a report was given by the appointed members of the committee, recommending the formation of a regimental association. The report and recommendation was accepted by the present members of the regiment, thus establishing the 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Association. The association included an elected executive committee comprising of a president, two vice-presidents, a secretary, and a treasurer. Additional committees were appointed for the purposes of arranging continued regimental reunions and publishing a history of the regiment.


.10 linear feet (1 envelope)

Language of Materials



The 50th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Association Records includes a record book and list of member signatures.

Physical Location

Phillips Library Stacks


This material was donated by the Daughters of Union Veterans, Barbara Frietchie Tent No. 71, on July 9, 1952.

Bibliography and Related Material

Stevens, William Burnham, William C. Eustis, Solomon Nelson. History of the Fiftieth Regiment of Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, in the Late War of the Rebellion. Boston, MA: Griffith-Stillings Press, 1907.

Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Records, 1779-1914, MM 6

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, April 2012.

Inventory prepared by Halley Grogan
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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).

Repository Details

Part of the Phillips Library Repository

Peabody Essex Museum
306 Newburyport Turnpike
Rowley MA 01969 USA