Allen G. Shepherd:
Enlisted on 7/24/1862 as a Sergeant at 23 years of age.
On 7/24/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. MA 33rd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/11/1865 at Washington, DC
* 1st Sergt 11/29/1862
* Sergt Major 3/29/1863
* 2nd Lieut 5/12/1863
* 1st Lieut 10/10/1863
Born in Tyrone, Ireland
Member of GAR Post # 5 (General Frederick West Lander) in Lynn, MA
THIRTY-THIRD REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY THREE YEARS
The 33d Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. was organized at Camp Edwin M. Stanton, Lynnfield, in June and July, 1862. It was at first a twelve company regiment, and early in August was mustered into the service as such with Alberto C. Maggi as its colonel.
On August 14 the regiment left Camp Stanton for the seat of war numbering 1200 men. Companies L and M remained with the regiment until November when they were transferred to the 41st Regt. as Co's. I and K.
By boat and rail the 33d proceeded to Washington, arriving Aug. 17. Next day the regiment established its camp at Hunter's Chapel on the Virginia side of the Potomac. During the latter part of the month it did patrol duty at Alexandria, and on October 10 was sent to Fairfax C. H. where it was attached to Smith's (2d) Brigade, Von Steinwehr's (2d) Division, Sigel's Corps which later became the 11th. After movements to Thoroughfare Gap and White Plains in November, the regiment went into winter quarters near Falmouth just after the battle of Fredericksburg.
About April 1, 1863, Col. Underwood succeeded Col. Maggi in command of the regiment. In May, as a part of Barlow's Brigade, Von Steinwehr's Division, Howard's (1lth) Corps it was present at Chancellorsville with only small loss. At Gettysburg, July 1 to 4, 1863, the 33d was posted on East Cemetery Hill and later between that and Culp's Hill. From this latter position it helped to repel the attack of the brigades of Hays and Hoke just at dusk on the 2d of July. In this action the regiment lost 8 killed and 38 wounded. After this battle the 33d was encamped for nearly two months in the vicinity of Catlett's and Bristoe Stations on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Here it received orders to proceed to the west, and on the last day of September it detrained at Bridgeport, Tenn. Both the 11th and 12th Corps had been ordered to Tennessee to cooperate with the Army of the Cumberland.
At Wauhatchie, Oct. 29, 1863, in a very severe engagement the 33d lost 35 killed, 58 wounded, and one missing. After the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge the regiment went into winter quarters in Lookout Valley.
In April, 1864, the 11th and 12th Corps were consolidated to form the 20th Corps commanded by Gen. Joseph Hooker and later by Genl. J. A. Mower. As a part of the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 20th Corps, Army of Georgia, the 33d started on its famous Atlanta campaign early in May, 1864.
At Resaca, May 15, it was heavily engaged, losing 82 men, of whom 23 were killed or mortally wounded. At Dallas, May 25, it was in action, losing 13 killed and 35 wounded, and again at Kenesaw Mountain, June 22, losing 8 killed and 18 wounded. he regiment participated in the siege of Atlanta, the occupation of the city, the March to the Sea, the operations around Savannah, and in the northward march through Georgia and the Carolinas. Averysboro, N. C., fought March 16, 1865, and Bentonville, fought March 19, were the last battles of the regiment. When Johnston's army surrendered, April 26, the 33d Regiment was doing guard duty at Raleigh, N. C.
It then marched back through Petersburg, Richmond, and Spottsylvania C. H. to its old Chancellorsville field, thence onward to Fairfax C. H. and the outskirts of Washington City. Here on the 24th of May it participated in the Grand Review of Sherman's army.
On June 10 the regiment was mustered out of the United States service. Returning to Readville, Mass., the members of the regiment were furloughed until July 2, when they were assembled for the last time and paid off and discharged.
Inventory Number: CDV 354 / SOLD