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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Ninth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. (search)
Va.; Wilderness, 1 wounded; Spotsylvania, Bethesda Church, Va.; Peeble's Farm, Sept. 30, 1864; Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27, 1864, and during part of the Appomattox campaign. The 9th Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, was recruited in the summer of 1862 and mustered into the United States service on the 10th of August, the men being mostly from Boston and the neighboring towns. It left the State Sept. 3, 1862, and spent the winter of 1862 and 1863 near Washington, being in camp at Capitol Hill, D. C., until September 22, then occupying Camp Chase and Camp Barry, Va. From Nov. 19, 1862, to March 29, 1863, it was encamped at Fort Ramsay, moving to Centerville April 17 where it remained until June 25. It had no active service under its original captain, Achille De Vecchi, and was commanded by Capt. John Bigelow in its first day of fight. ing, on July 2, at Gettysburg, losing in half an hour 9 men. Lieutenant Erickson was killed on the field and Lieutenant Whittaker was mortally wou
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirty-second regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
16192,299 Totals,–––––––––––––––2,393 The 32d Mass. Infantry was formed in May, 1862, from the 1st Battalion Mass. Infantry, which was organized in November, 1861, to garrison Fort Warren, Boston harbor, and remained stationed there, under command of Maj. Francis J. Parker, during the winter of 1861-62. On May 26, this battalion of six companies, reorganized as the 32d Mass. Infantry (Francis J. Parker, lieutenant-colonel), left the State for Washington. Encamping for four weeks on Capitol Hill, the regiment was ordered to join the Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula, and July 3, 1862, arrived at Harrison's Landing and was assigned to the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps. It left camp August 15 to join General Pope's forces, and reached Warrenton Junction August 27. Moving with the army to Washington after the battle of Manassas, it camped at Miners Hill, and three companies were added to the command, one having already joined the original six compan