CDV Signed By Adjutant Edward G Dike 38th Massachusetts Infantry


Adjutant of the 38th Mass, and later served in the U.S Volunteer AG Department.

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CDV Signed By Adjutant Edward G Dike 38th Massachusetts Infantry.  Edward Goodwin Dike from Cambridge, Ma., enlisted as 2nd lieutenant into Co. F, 38th Mass., on August 22, 1862.  He later was discharged for promotion to captain and assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers, on December 22, 1864, mustering out on September 29, 1865.

Signed on the reverse, “Edward G. Dike / Adjutant 38th Mass.”

Photographed by Harley & Metcalf, Cambridge, Mass.


This regiment was raised in the Boston area and south into Plymouth and Bristol counties.  They were part of the Banks Expedition to Louisiana, took part in the Siege of Port Hudson.  In the first assault the regiment had two enlisted men, and Lt.Col. William Rodman killed, with 14 wounded.  On the second assault the 38th lost 7 killed and 84 wounded.

In March of 1864 the 38th began its part of the Red River Expedition under General Banks.  The 19th Corps was transferred back to the east, and assigned to the Army of the Shenandoah, and took part in the battles of Winchester, Fishers Hill, and Cedar Creek having well over 100 casualties in a month’s time.

There remaining service was in North Carolina, guarding Sherman’s Army supplies, and confederate prisoners and moved to Savannah, Ga. until finally shipped home to Boston, arriving there in July of 1865.

Very good condition, some light staining on right side.


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Weight .01 lbs