Errors or omissions can be corrected by contacting,
Herbert A Rideout
2235 Gum Tree Lane
Fallbrook, CA. 92028
Note: After the war veterans established an organization named the Thirteenth Massachusetts Regiment Association and held annual reunions with dinner usually at Young's Hotel in Boston. Each year a Circular was published containing articles and reminiscences of their service together and activities from the last meeting. Circulars were published from issue #1 year 1888 to the last issue # 35 in 1922. Circulars with photos of the 13th a complete roster and the book Three Years In The Army by Charles E Davis are available all on one CD for $10.00 from Herbert Rideout RosieNme@gmail.com, CDs are free to public libraries.
See the 13th MA web site here http://www.13thmass.org/
The following roster was transcribed from the books of the regiment, and each name carefully compared with the list on file at the Adjutant-General's office. As the company books were away from the regiment on several of the longer campaigns, it was difficult to keep an accurate account of the whereabouts of the men who were absent, as we all know. If any injustice has been done any man by this publication, it is due to his own neglect in not seeing that his service was correctly recorded at the State House, where clerks have been employed for more than thirty years in readiness to correct any and all mistakes that may have occurred.
For the information of those whose names are published as deserters, I have to say that they are so entered on the books of the regiment and the files at the State House. I am informed by the War Department that the State has been notified of each case where the charge of desertion has been removed. I am obliged, therefore, to take the record as I find it.
The total number of men in the regiment was 1,439.
The record of the men wounded was so imperfectly kept that it is impossible to make any statement of the number; in compiling the roster the fact, when known, has been stated against the name of the individual.
C. E. DAVIS, JR.
Abbreviations used in Roster. V.R.C., Veteran Reserve Corps; Col., Colored; H.A., Heavy Artillery.