Monday, March 31, 1862
Upon arriving at their destination, the regiment disembarked from the Catskill at Fort Monroe in Hampton. They marched a mile to Big Bethel and bivouacked for the night. At Big Bethel the regiment observed the Monitor, the Union Ironclad ship, in the harbor.1
1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 80.