The original 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry served in the tumult of the American Civil War with distinction and honor, participating in some of the most titanic clashes of the conflict, including the Seven Days, Fredricksburg, Gettysburg and the Wilderness. Of the 1100 men to leave their homes across the state, only 125 returned home at the end of their term of service on October 1 1864. It is in the honor of these veterans who survived the war and their comrades who fell in defense of the Union that we carry on the name of the 22nd Massachusetts. We are a progressively-minded living history group dedicated to a faithful portrayal of the common Union infantryman, with a specialty in representing the soldiers of the 22nd Massachusetts, Company D-- the 'Everett Guard.' Our civilian component specializes in portraying the United States Sanitary Commission. Many individual members have various offshoot interests, including local history specialists, biographies, in-depth research, period music, vintage baseball and the like.