Union Regimental Histories

 

Massachusetts

 

1st Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized as 14th Massachusetts Infantry July 5, 1861. Designation changed to 1st Heavy Artillery January 1, 1862. Attached to Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington, January to May, 1862. Whipple's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to December, 1862. Artillery, District of Alexandria, Defenses of Washington, to February, 1863. Artillery, District of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1865. Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1865. (Cos. "B," "C," "H" and "I" attached to Defenses of Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, October, 1862, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. Maryland Brigade, French's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. Unattached, Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863.)

SERVICE.--Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington at Forts Albany, Runyon, Scott, Richardson, Barnard, Craig and Tillinghast until August 23, 1862, Moved to Cloud's Mills August 23. March to Manassas. Va., August 26-30. Return to Washington and garrison Forts Albany, Craig, Tillinghast, Woodbury and DeKalb, Defenses South of the Potomac until May, 1864. (Cos. "H" and "I" detached September 27, 1862, and moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Co. "C" ordered to Harper's Ferry October 27, 1862. Co. "B" ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., December 23, 1862; garrison duty there until July 1, 1863. Co. "I" moved to Winchester June 10, 1863, and participated in the Battle of Winchester June 13-15, and retreat to Harper's Ferry. Defense of Harper's Ferry June 16-July 1. Evacuation of Harper's Ferry and march to Frederick, Md, July 1-2. Duty with Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to July 11-22. Moved to Harper's Ferry July 22 and duty there until December 1, when ordered to Washington and rejoin Regiment.) Regiment moved to Join Army of the Potomac at Belle Plain, Va., May 15-16, 1864. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. Spottsylvania Court House May 19-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Peeble's Farm September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Rain, February 5-7, 1865.Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Burkesville April 11-13 and duty there until May 2. March to Washington May 2-15. Camp at Bailey's Cross Roads until June 15. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Forts Ethan, Allen and Marcy until June 27. At Forts C. F. Smith and Strong until July 19. and at Fort Bunker Hill until August 17. Mustered out August 16, 1865, and discharged at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, August 25, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 232 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 241 Enlisted men by disease. Total 484.

1st Battalion Heavy Artillery

Organized April, 1865, from 1st, 2nd and 4th Unattached Companies Heavy Artillery. 5th Unattached Company Heavy Artillery added June, 1863. Organized for Coast Defense.

Company "A" on duty at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, until December 24, 1864. At Champlain. N.Y., until May 13, 1865, and at Fort Warren until October, 1865. Mustered out October 20, 1865.

Company "B" at Fort Warren until August, 1864, and at New Bedford, Mass., until June, 1865. Mustered out June 29, 1865.

Company "C" on duty at Fort Warren until October, 1865. Mustered out October 20, 1865.

Company "D" at Fort Independence to September, 1865. Mustered out September 12, 1865.

Companies "E" and "F" organized August 15, 1864, for one year. On duty at Fort Warren. Mustered out June 28, 1865.

Companies "A," "C" and "D" also furnished detachments for duty at Plymouth, Provincetown, Gloucester, Marblehead, Newburyport, Fairhaven, etc.

2nd Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized at Readville and mustered in: Company "A" July 28, 1863; Company "B" July 29, 1863; Company "C" August 4, 1863; Company "D" August 22, 1863, and left State for New Berne, N. C., September 5, 1863. Company "E" October 5, 1863, and Company "F" October 8, 1863. Left State for New Berne, N. C., November 7, 1863. Company "G" December 7, 1863. Company "H" December 7, 1863. Company "I" December 11, 1863. Companies "K" and "L" December 22, 1863, and Company "M," December 24, 1863. Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va., January 8, 1864. Assigned to garrison duty in Department of Virginia and North Carolina. Company "A" at Fort Macon, N. C., to July, 1864; at New Berne to December, 1864; at Plymouth until March, 1865. Company "B" at Newport Barracks to December, 1864, and at New Berne until March, 1865. Company "C" at Morehead City until July, 1864, and at New Berne until March, 1865. Company "D" at Fort Macon until July, 1864; at New Berne until November, 1864, and at Plymouth until March. 1865. Company "E" at Fort Totten to July, 1864; at New Berne until November, 1864, and at Plymouth until March, 1865. Company "F" at Fort Totten until April, 1864; at Fort Levinson until July, 1864, and at New Berne until March, 1865. Company "G" at Plymouth until April, 1864. Siege of Plym outh April 17-20. Captured. At New Berne until April, 1865, and at Fort Macon until June, 1865. Company "H" at Plymouth until April, 1864. Siege of Plymouth April 17-20. Captured. At New Berne until November, 1864, and at Plymouth until March, 1865. Company "I" at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., until July, 1864, and at New Berne, N. C., until March, 1865. Companies "K" and "L" at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., and other points in Virginia until April, 1865; and at New Berne, N. C., fill June, 1865. Company "M" at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.. to May, 1864, and at New Berne, N. C,, to March, 1865. Regimental Headquarters at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.. to May, 1864, and at New Berne, N. C., to July, 1865. Expedition to Columbia, N. C., February 13-15, 1865 (Cos. "A," "D," "E" and "H" attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, March, 1865, and ordered to the field March 3. Expedition to Kinston, N. C., March 3-14. Southwest Creek March 7. Battle of Wise's Forks March 8-10. Occupation of Kinston March 14. Provost duty at Kinston until June.) Regiment concentrated at New Berne June, 1865, and assigned to duty at Wilmington and In the Defenses of Cape Fear River, including Forts Fisher and Caswell, and duty at Smithville until September. Moved to Boston September 2-16. Mustered out September 23, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 363 Enlisted men by disease. Total 382.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized for one year August, 1864, by consolidation of 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Unattached Companies Heavy Artillery. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, and engaged in garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, north of the Potomac, to September, 1865. (For Co. "I," 13th Unattached Company, see 13th Unattached Company.) Mustered out September 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 1 Officer and 38 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41.

4th Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized November 12, 1864, by consolidation of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Unattached Companies Heavy Artillery. Organized August, 1864, for one year's service. Consolidated to a Regiment November 12, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington. Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, south of the Potomac, until June, 1865. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

Lost during service 2 Officers and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25.

Unassigned Companies Heavy Artillery

First--Organized February 26, 1862, for garrison duty in the forts of Boston Harbor, and on duty at Fort Warren until April, 1863, when assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery as Company "A."

Second--Organized November 3, 1862, for garrison duty in the forts of Boston Harbor, and on duty at Fort Warren until April, 1863, when assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery as Company "B."

Third--Organized January 10, 1863, for garrison duty in the forts of Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., March, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, De Russy's Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Corps, to August. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "A" August, 1864.

Fourth--Organized April 22, 1863. Assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery April, 1863, as Company "C."

Fifth--Organized June 6, 1863. Assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery as Company "D" June, 1863.

Sixth--Organized May 9, 1863, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C.. and garrison duty there until August, 1864. Attached to Third Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, May to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "B" August, 1864.

Seventh--Organized August 14, 1863, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, May to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "C" August, 1864.

Eighth--Organized August 14, 1863, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty there in the defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, May to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "D" August, 1864.

Ninth--Organized August 27, 1863, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, May to August, 1864. Assigned to 5rd Heavy Artillery August, 1864, as Company "E."

Tenth--Organized September 16, 1863, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, May to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "F" August, 1864.

Eleventh--Organized October 20, 1863, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, May to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "G" August, 1864.

Twelfth--Organized November 20, 1863, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, May to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "H" August, 1864.

Thirteenth--Organized February 10, 1864, for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Left Boston for Fortress Monroe, Va., March 7, 1864. Placed in charge of the pontoon train, Army of the James, and participated in the Campaign of Gen. Butler against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., May, 1864. Built and maintained bridges across the Appomattox, connecting Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, and the bridges acres James River used in the frequent crossings of the Federal armies during the siege of Petersburg. In the Appomattox Campaign built the pontoon bridge a Farmville by which the 2nd and 6th Corps crossed in pursuit of Lee, and built the bridge at Richmond, Va. by which all the Union Armies crossed the James Rive: on their way to Washington after close of the war. As signed to 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery as Company "I," but remained detached. Mustered out September 26, 1865.

Fourteenth--Organized May 12, 1864. Sailed from Gallop's Island for Washington, D.C., June 23, 1864 and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, June to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery August, 1864, as Company "K."

Fifteenth--Organized May 20, 1864. Sailed from Gallop's Island for Washington, D.C., June 23, 1864 and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city until August, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, June to August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery August 1864, as Company "L."

Sixteenth--Organized August, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company "M" August, 1864. Sailed for Washington, D.C., September 22, 1864.

Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, Twenty-first, Twenty-second, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Companies organized August, 1864, and left State for Washington, D.C., September 11 to September 16, 1864. Assigned to 4th Heavy Artillery November 12, 1864.

Twenty-ninth--Organized September 20, 1864. Ordered to Washington October 29, 1864, and garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until June 1865. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division 22nd Army Corps. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Thirtieth--Organized September 1, 1864. Ordered to Washington. D.C., September 26, 1864, and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city until June, 1865. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

 

Cook's Battery Boston Light Artillery

Left State with 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia April 21, 1861, for Fortress Monroe, Va., arriving April 23; thence moved to Annapolis, Md., April 23-24. Quartered in Naval School Building until May 4. At Relay House May 6 to June 13. Mustered into United States service May 18, 1861, for three months. Duty at Camp Clare, near Baltimore, Md:, and in Monument Square until August 2. Mustered out August 2, 1861.

1st Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Cameron August 27, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 3. Attached to Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to April, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to October, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell's advance on Fredericksburg, Va., April 4-12. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 23-May 4 (on transports). West Point May 7-8. Mechanicsville June 12. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Mechanicsville June 26, Gaines Mill June 27. Golding's Farm and Fort Davidson June 28. Charles City Cross Roads June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 16-27. In works at Centreville August 27-31. Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Crampton's Gap, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Downsville, Md., until October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 11-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At White Oak Church until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Franklin's Crossing, Deep Run, June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg. Pa., July 2-4. Moved to Boonsboro, Williamsport, Berlin and Warrenton, Va., July 5-25. Camp at Warrenton until September 15, and at Stone House Mountain until October 5. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2, Camp at Brandy Station until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C.. July 9-12. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August-October. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Moved to Boston October 2-12. Mustered out October 19, 1864, expiration of term.

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 21.

2nd Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Quincy and mustered in July 31, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., August 8-11. Attached to Dix's Command to February, 1862. New Orleans (La.) Expedition to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to December. 1862. Artillery, Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1863. Artillery, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to August. 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. Gulf, to October, 1864. Separate Cavalry Brigade, 19th Army Corps, to December. 1864. Artillery Brigade, Reserve Corps, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1865. Lucas' Cavalry Division, Steele's Command, District of West Florida, to April, 1865. 3r Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to June, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Baltimore, Md., until February, 1862. Lockwood's Expedition to Eastern Shore of Maryland November 4-December 15, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., February 25-26, 1862, and camp at Old Point Comfort until April 19. Moved to New Orleans, La., April 19-May 11, thence to Baton Rouge, La., May 31-June 2. Expedition from Baton Rouge June 7-9. Williams' Expedition to Vicksburg, Miss., June 19, and operations against that place until July 24. Action at Ellis Cliff June 22. Hamilton's Plantation, Grand Gulf, June 24. Moved to Baton Rouge July 24-26, and duty there until August 21. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Moved to Carrollton August 21-22, thence to New Orleans Race Course August 24, and duty there until September 2. Bayou Des Allemands September 4-5. Duty at New Orleans until December 17. Moved to Baton Rouge December 17-18, and duty there until March, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 9-20. Fort Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Moved to Barre Landing April 22-28. Expedition to Alexandria May 2-7. Boyce's Bridge, near Cotile Bayou, May 14. Movement from Alexandria to Port Hudson May 17-30. Near New Iberia May 18. Expedition toward Berwick City May 21-26. Franklin May 25. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 9. Clinton June 3-4. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge, thence to Donaldsonville and Carrollton July 11-August 1. Moved to Algiers September 17, thence to Brashear City and Berwick. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-November 30. Reconnaissance toward Opelousas October 20. Opelousas and Barre Landing October 21. Washington October 24. Carrion Crow Bayou November 3, Bayou Sara November 9. Camp Pratt November 20. At New Iberia until January 8, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 8-11, and duty there until March 13. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Bayou Rapides March 20. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30, Natchitoches March 31. Wilson's Farm April 7. Bayou de Paul, Carroll's Mill, April 8. Sabine Cross Roads April 8 (guns captured). Moved to New Orleans April 19-20, thence to Carrollton May 10 and to Apollo Stables, New Orleans, July 8. Moved to Morganza September 2, and duty there until March, 1865. Expedition to Simsport September 16-18, 1864. Expedition to the Atchafalaya September 21. Expedition to Bayou Sara October 3-6. Jackson October 5. Expedition to Morgan's Ferry December 13-14. Moved to Greenville, La., March 3-5, 1865; to New Orleans, thence to Barrancas, Fla., March 7-10. March to Mobile Bay March 18-April 1. Siege of Fort Blakely April 1-9. Storming of Fort Blakely April 9. Expedition to Claiborne, Ala., April 9-17. Daniel's Plantation, near Mt. Pleasant, April 11. Grierson's Raid through Alabama and Georgia April 17-30. Moved to Columbus, Miss., May 17-24, thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 27-June 4, and duty there until July 22. Moved to Boston, Mass., July 22-August 4. Mustered out August 11, 1865.

Lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 30.

3rd Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Boston September 5, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., September 5-11, Attached to Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864.

SERVICE--At Hall's Hill, Va., Defenses of Washington, until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to Fortress Monroe March 21-24. Reconnaissance to Big Bethel March 27. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hanover C. H. May 27. Operations about Hanover C. H. May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bridge June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 15. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Manassas, Va., August 15-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September-October. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17 (Reserve). Shephardstown September 19. At Sharpsburg until October 30. Reconnaissance to Leetown October 16-17. Leetown October 17. Movement to White Plains and Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 11-15, "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Camp near Rappahannock Station December 4, 1863, to May 1, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Bloody Angle May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16-September 5. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Left front September 4. Veterans and recruits transferred to 5th Massachusetts Battery August 30. Moved to Boston September 5-9. Mustered out September 16, 1864.

Battery lost during service 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

4th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Lowell November 17, 1861. Moved to Boston November 20, thence sailed on Steamer "Constitution" for Ship Island, Miss., arriving December 3. Attached to Ship Island Expedition to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to March, 1864. Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Gulf, to December, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Reserve Corps, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. Gulf, February, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Fort Massachusetts, Ship Island, Miss., until April 15, 1862. Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson April 15-28. Occupation of Forts St. Phillip and Jackson April 28. Moved to New Orleans, La.. April 30-May 2. Duty at Carrollton until July 10. Expedition to Pass Manchac June 15-20. Manchac Pass June 17. Moved to Baton Rouge July 10-12. Duty there until August 21. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Moved to Carrollton August 21, and duty there until October 26. Two Sections moved to Fort Pike October 28, and garrison duty there until January 24, 1863, participating in numerous Expeditions along the coast and up the bayous leading into Lake Pontchartrain. Action at Bayou Bonfonca November 26, 1862. Expedition to Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian December 9-10. Moved to New Orleans January 24, 1863. (One Section remained at New Orleans, attached to Weitzel's Reserve Brigade, and participated in the Expedition to Bisland January 12-15, 1863, and action with Steamer "Cotton" January 14.) Battery at New Orleans January 24-March 1, 1863. Moved to Baton Rouge March 1. Operations against Port Hudson March 17-27. Advance on Port Hudson May 21-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge July 11-12, thence to Donaldsonville July !6. Moved to Port Hudson August 4-5, and duty there until August 22. Moved to Baton Rouge August 22-24. Moved to Brashear City, thence to Berwick September 19-23. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-November 30. Vermillionville November 11. Bonfonca November 26. At New Iberia until January 7, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 7-9, thence to New Orleans January 26-28. Absent on Veteran furlough February 11-March 22. Moved from Boston to New York, thence to New Orleans March 25-April 6. Duty at New Orleans as Infantry until June 30. At Apollo Stables until September 5. Moved to M organza September 5-6. and duty there until November 10. Atchafalaya River September 16-17. Expedition to Atchafalaya River September 20-23. Moved to Bayou Sara October 3, and Expedition to Clinton October 3-7. Jackson October 5. Moved to White River, Ark., November 10-15, thence to Duvall's Bluff November 16-17, and to Memphis, Tenn., November 23-28. Duty there until January 1, 1865. Expedition to Colliersville, Tenn., December 21-31, 1864. Moved to Kennersville, La., January 3-5, 1865; to Dauphin's Island, Ala., February 9-11. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Storming of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12, and duty there until July 1. Moved to Galveston, Tex., July 1-5, thence to Houston July 8-9, and duty there until October. Moved to Galveston, thence to New Orleans, Port Royal, S.C., and Boston, Mass., October 5-November 3. Mustered out November 10, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed in action and 50 Enlisted men by disease. Total 51.

 

5th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Lynnfield and Reedville and mustered in December 10, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., December 25-27. Attached to Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to July, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Capital Hill, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until February 15, 1862, and at Hall's Hill until March 18. Moved to Alexandria and Fortress Monroe, Va., March 18-24. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 3-May 4. Hanover C. H. May 27. Operations about Hanover C. H. May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bridge June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Manassas August 15-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until October 8, and at Sharpsburg, Md., until October 30. Reconnaissance to Smithfield October 16-17. Kearneysville and Shephardstown October 16-17. Movement to Warrenton and Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 11-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5 Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1, Brandy Station August 1-3. At Beverly Ford and Culpeper C. H. until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Rappahannock Station December 6, 1863, to May 1, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 3-June 12, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21, 1864. Non-Veterans mustered out October 3, 1864. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assaults on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Moved to City Point April 4, and duty there until May 3. March to Washington, D.C., May 3-13. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Readville, Mass., June 4-6, and there mustered out June 12, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 11 Enlisted men by disease. Total 30.

6th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Chase, Lowell, and mustered in January 20, 1862. Sailed from Boston for Ship Island, Miss., on Steamer "Idaho" February 8, 1862, arriving there March 8. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. Reserve Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1863, Reserve Artillery, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Reserve Artillery, Dept. of the Gulf, Defenses of New Orleans, La., to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Ship Island, Miss., until April 15, 1862. Expedition to Biloxi and Pass Christian April 2-5. Biloxi April 3. Pass Christian April 4. Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson April 15-28. Occupation of New Orleans May 1. Expedition to New Orleans & Opelousas Railroad May 9-10. Moved to Baton Rouge May 12. (One Section on duty at Algiers until June.) Reconnaissance to Warrenton May 14-29, Williams' Expedition to Vicksburg, Miss., and operations against that place June 20-July 26. Ellis Cliff June 22. Hamilton Plantation, near Grand Gulf, June 24. Duty at Baton Rouge until August 21. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Evacuation of Baton Rouge and movement to Carrollton August 21-22. Duty there until October. Operations in La Fourche District October 24-November 10. Capture of Donaldsonville October 25. Georgia Landing, near Labadieville, October 27. Duty near Thibodeaux until February 22, 1863. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 11-15. Action with Steamer "Cotton" January 14. Moved to Brashear City February 22, thence to Bayou Boeuf and duty there until April 2. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Jeanerette April 14. Pursuit to Opelousas April 14-20. Expedition to Alexandria May 4-17. Moved from Alexandria to Port Hudson May 17-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27-June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Donaldsonville July 11 and duty there until July 30. Cox's Plantation July 12-13. Duty at Thibodeaux July 31-September 25. Moved to Algiers September 25, thence to Berwick October 6. Western Louisiana "Teche" Campaign October 11-November 7. Rejoined Division at Carrion Crow Bayou. Duty at New Iberia November 17, 1868, to January 7, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 7 and duty there until March 3. Moved to New Orleans March 3, thence to Boston, Mass., April 13-20. Moved from Boston to New Orleans May 23-June 8. Assigned to duty in the Defenses of New Orleans until July, 1865. Moved to Readville, Mass., July 21-August 1, and there mustered out August 7, 1865.

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 50 Enlisted men by disease. Total 57.

7th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Lowell as Richardson's Light Guard; an Independent Infantry Company and mustered in May 21, 1861. Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va., May 22, and garrison duty there as Infantry until December 25, 1861. Detached on Light Artillery duty December 25, 1861, and duty at Fort Monroe until May, 1862. Designated 7th Massachusetts Battery March 17. 1862. Attached to Dept. of Virginia to June, 1862. Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1862. Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to January, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Array Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. Reserve Artillery. Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to April, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division. U.S. C. T., Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

SERVICE.--Occupation of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., May 10, 1862. Duty at Fort Monroe May 13 to June 19, and at Newport News, Va., until July 25. Moved to Yorktown, Va., and duty there until September 29. Moved to Suffolk September 29-October 2, and duty there until June, 1863. Expedition from Suffolk December 1-3, 1862. Action on the Blackwater, near Franklin, December 2. Action at Deserted House, Va., January 30, 1863, and at Franklin on the Blackwater March 17. Siege of Suffolk April 11-May 4. Actions at Blackwater April 12 and 14. Somerton Road April 15. Providence Church Road May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Expedition to Carrsville May 13-17. Holland House May 15-16. At Portsmouth until June. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. South Anna Bridge July 4. March to Fort Monroe July 5-14, thence to Portsmouth July 15. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 20-22, and duty at Camp Marshall until August 18. Moved to Alexandria, thence to New York August 18-21. Duty in New York during draft troubles until September 11. Moved to Washington, D.C., September 11, and duty at Camp Barry until January 24, 1864. Moved to Baltimore, Md., thence sailed on Steamer "Arago" to New Orleans January 24-February 5. At Apollo Stables until March 18. Moved to Algiers, thence to Alexandria, La., March 19-31. Red River Campaign April 1-May 22. (i Section stationed at Pineville April 29 to May 11.) Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. At Morganza until July 13. Expedition to Atchafalaya River May 30-June 6. Moved to White River, Ark.; thence to St. Charles July 13-23. Moved to Morganza August 6-13. Expedition to White River and St. Charles September 3-11. Duty there until October 23. Moved to Duvall's Bluff October 23-24 and duty there until January 10, 1865. Moved to Kennersville, La., January 10-15; thence to Dauphin Island, Ala., February 9-11. Campaign against Mobile and its Defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Storming of Fort Blakely April 9. Moved from Mobile to Selma, Ala., April 20-27; thence to Montgomery April 27-30. Moved to Mobile May 9-16 and duty there until June 30. Moved to Galveston, Texas, June 30-July 3, thence to Houston July 9, and duty there until October. Moved to Boston, Mass., via Galveston, Texas, New Orleans, Port Royal, S.C., and New York, October 1-November 3. Mustered out November !0, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 36 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40.

8th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at North Cambridge for six months' service June 24, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., arriving June 27. Attached to Cook's Brigade, Sturgis' Reserve Corps, Military District of Washington, to August, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862.

SERVICE.--Camp near Fairfax Seminary, Va., July 1 to August 8, 1862. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Aquia Creek and Falmouth August 8-11. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1; South Mountain, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Antietam Creek until October 6. Moved to Washington, D.C., to refit October 5-9; thence to Pleasant Valley, Md.. October 21-26. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 26-November 19. Mustered out November 29, 1862.

Lost 1 Enlisted man killed and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 11.

9th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Meigs, Readville, and mustered in August 10, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 3. Attached to Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division. 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to May, 1863. Barry's Command, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, to April, 1864. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, to May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., September, 1862, to June, 1863. At Camp Seymour, Capital Hill, September 7-22, 1862; at Camp Chase until October 27; at Camp Barry until November 19; at Forts Ramsey and Buffalo, Upton's Hill, Va., until April 17, 1863. Moved to Centreville, Va., April 17; thence to Fairfax C. H. and Edward's Ferry June 25. To Frederick City, Md., June 27; to Middleburg June 29; to Tanneytown June 30, and to Gettysburg, Pa., July 1. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Supported 3rd Corps in battle of July 2, and was the last of five Batteries to withdraw, firing by prolong when the Corps was obliged to fall back. After retiring 400 yards it was ordered to make a stand close to the Trostle house and hold that point at all hazards, until a line of Artillery could be formed. It was immediately charged by Col. Humphrey's 21st Mississippi Regiment, which entered the Battery and were fought hand to hand by the Cannoneers until they had suffered a loss of 28 men killed and wounded and 65 horses, when it was ordered to fall back, having sacrificed itself for the safety of the line. At Warrenton August 1-September 16, and at Culpeper C. H. until October 11. Bristoe Campaign October 11-22, Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Brandy Station December 13, 1863, to May 4, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26, Line of the Pamunkey River May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Built and occupied Fort Davis June 24 to August 14, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Garrison Fort Duschene and Fort Howard until October 27. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Garrison Fort Rice until February 5, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7. Fort Stedman March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Duty at City Point until May 3. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 3-13. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, June 6, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

10th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Lynnfield and mustered in September 9, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 14. Attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1863. French's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, October 17 to December 26, 1862. Moved to Poolesville, Md., December 26-28, and duty there until June 24, 1863. Removed to Maryland Heights June 24, thence to Frederick City and Frederick Junction June 30-July 1. March to Williamsport July 8-11. Near Antietam Bridge July 12-14. Operations in Loudoun Valley July 17-31. Wapping Heights July 23. Near Warrenton July 26-31. At Sulphur Springs July 31-September 15. Near Culpeper September 17-October 10. Bristoe Campaign October 10-22. Auburn October 13. Near Fairfax Station October 15-19. At Catlett's Station October 21-30. At Warrenton Junction until November 6. Kelly's Ford November 7, At Brandy Station November 9-25. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. At Brandy Station December 3, 1863, to April 8, 1864, and at Stevensburg until May 3. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. In trenches before Petersburg in Battery 14 September 24 to October 24. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. In Forts Stevenson, Blaisdell and Welch until November 29. Movement to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. In Forts Emery and Siebert until February 5, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Moved to Dabney's Mills March 30. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 8-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Cover crossing of 2nd Corps at High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Burkesville April 11-14. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-13. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 9 and discharged from service June 14, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 16 Enlisted men by disease. Total 24.

 

11th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Boston and mustered in at Readville for nine months' service August 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., November 3. Attached to Casey's Provisional Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps, to May, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until November 19, 1862. At Hall's Hill, Va., until November 27. Moved to Fairfax Station, Va., November 27-28; thence to Union Mill, and duty along Potomac from Wolf Run Shoals to Centreville until February, 1863. In forts on Centreville Heights until April. Ordered to Upton's Hill April 18. Duty at Forts Ramsey and Buffalo until May 23. Moved to Boston May 25-28, and there mustered out May 29, 1863.

11th Battery Light Artillery (Reorganized)

Organized at Readville and mustered in for three years January 2, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., February 5. Attached to Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. Temporarily attached to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865. Temporarily attached to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, August, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until April 9, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12, Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. Stannard's Mills May 21. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Fort Stedman March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox C. H. April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 20-27. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 15.

12th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Readville October 3 to December 29, 1862. Sailed from Boston for New Orleans, La., on ship "E. W. Farley," January 3, 1863, arriving February 3. Attached to 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Artillery Reserve, 19th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Garrison Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Port Hudson, La., to July. 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Apollo Stables, New Orleans, La., until February 24, 1863. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there until March 28. Moved to New Orleans March 28. and duty at Metaire Race Course until April 17. Moved to Brashear City April 17, and engaged in the defense of transports moving up with troops and supplies, until May 23. Moved to New Orleans May 23, and duty in the defense of that city until October 15. Moved to Port Hudson, La., October 15, and garrison duty there until June, 1865. Action at Tunica November 11, 1863. Foraging Expedition up the river December 31, 1863-January 4, 1864. Action near Port Hudson May 6. Expedition to Clinton August 24-28. Action near Clinton August 24. Mustered out July 25, 1865.

Battery lost during service 25 Enlisted men by disease.

13th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Readville and mustered in December 13, 1862. Left State for Dept. of the Gulf January 20, 1863. Attached to Defenses of New Orleans, La., to June, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Defenses of New Orleans to March, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Defenses of New Orleans to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Apollo Stables, New Orleans, until June 5, 1863. Moved to Port Hudson, La., June 5. Siege of Port Hudson June 6 to July 9. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at Port Hudson until August 31. Ordered to New Orleans and duty there until September 17. Battery attached to 2nd Massachusetts Battery September 18, 1863, to February 17, 1864. To 6th Massachusetts Battery until March 6, 1864, and to Battery "L," 1st United States Artillery, to June 28, 1864. Duty in the Defenses of New Orleans June 30, 1864, to July, 1865. Mustered out July 28, 1865.

Battery lost during service 26 Enlisted men by disease.

14th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Readville and mustered in February 27, 1864. Left State for Annapolis, Md., April 4, 1864; thence ordered to Camp Marshall, Washington, D.C. Ordered to Join 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, in the field, and moved to Rappahannock Station, Va., April 26-30. Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865. Duty with 2nd Army Corps October, 1864; with Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, January to March, 1865; with Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness, Va., May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Actions on the Petersburg line June 21, 22, 23, 24, July 10, 11. 12, 13. 14. 15, 16 and 17. Mine Explosion July 30. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Action on Petersburg line October 11. Duty at Fort Merriam, Defenses of City Point, Va., October 25, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Ordered to Petersburg front January 15. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. At City Point April 4 to May 3. March to Fairfax C. H. May 3-13, and duty there until June 4. Moved to Readville, Mass., June 4-6. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

15th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Lowell and Fort Warren and mustered in February 17, 1863. Sailed from Boston on steamer "Zouave" for New Orleans, La., March 9, arriving there April 9. Attached to Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Reserve Artillery, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. Artillery, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Apollo Stables, New Orleans, until May 20, 1863. Moved to Brashear City May 20, thence to New Orleans May 29. Assigned to duty as garrison at forts at Bayou St. John and at Chantilly June 3 to December 29. Moved to Lakeport December 29-31. Expedition to Madisonville on steamer "Kate Dale," serving as a gunboat January 3-15, 1864. Moved to New Orleans January 20, and duty there until October 17, 1864. At Wood's Yard until March 5, and at Terrell's Press until October 17. Moved to White River, Ark., October 17; thence to Devall's Bluff November 7, and to Memphis, Tenn., November 27-December 2. Duty there until January 1, 1865. Moved to Kennersville, La., January 1-5; thence to Greenville February 13, and to Pensacola, Fla. March to Fort Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 1. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Fort Blakely April 2-9. Storming of Fort Blakely April 9. Moved to Selma, Ala., April 20, and duty there until May 11. Moved to Mobile and duty there until June 30. At Fort Gaines until July 20. Moved to Readville, Mass., July 20-August 1. Mustered out August 4, 1865.

Battery lost: during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

16th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Meigs, Readville, and mustered in April 4, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., April 17. Attached to Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. Camp Barry, 2nd Corps, to November, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., until May 14, 1864, At Fort Thayer until May 22. At Fort Lyon until July 10. At Fort Kearney during Early's attack on Washington, July 11-12. At Camp Barry until September 5. Ordered to Albany, N.Y., September and duty at Troy Road Barracks until November 16, Moved to Washington November 16, thence to Fairfax C. H., Va., December 6. Duty at Fairfax C. H., and Station, and at Vienna until June 17, 1865. Ordered to Massachusetts and mustered out July 13, 1865.

Lost by disease 6.

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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