Martha and the Vandellas sing â€œNowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hideâ€
Until recently we never had much information on 48 men who enlisted or were drafted into the 18th Massachusetts, but never assigned to a Company in the Regiment. We didnâ€™t know why they werenâ€™t assigned, just that they werenâ€™t. In the most cases we had little more than a name, age, and maybe their occupation. No date of muster. No date of discharge. A recent trip to the National Archives cleared up most of the mysteries, although there are some still untold stories due to the lack of a military service record being on file.