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A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 6 0 Browse Search
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Thos. S. Hanick. First section--right. Lieut. Wm. H. Mccartney, Commanding. (Commissioned Captain, Dec., 1862.) First Detachment.—Sergt. Joseph Barnes; Gunner, Geo. Lawrence; Chief of Caisson, Thos. H. Daily. Killed or died in hospital. Privates, Alfred Bunker, Received a warrant, later. Taken prisoner. Died since muster out. Henry S. Hall, Alex. Harper, Received a warrant, later. Jno. Jaques, Jno. Carter, Benj. Richardson, Wounded. Died since muster out. Ira Walker, Discharged for disability. R. J. Isaacs, David Covell, Wm. J. Mills, Thos. F. Longley, Received a warrant, later. Wounded. Edw. W. Preston, Discharged for disability. Michael Sullivan, Jas. Sullivan, Henry Tracy, Died since muster out. Robert Stacy, Discharged for disability. Alonzo Sackett, Alfred Bloxham, Abel A. Fox. Third Detachment.—Sergt. Chas. H. French; Commissioned, later. Died since muster out. Gunner, Wm. H. Skimmings; Chief of Caisson, Jno. Chase. Pr
ing Maryland volunteers, he having issued a proclamation, in which he said that he had entered the state to rescue its people from thraldom. On Tuesday, the 9th, a large portion of the army of northern Virginia must have been lying in and around the town of Frederick. On the 10th, two days ago, Jackson moved over South Mountain, the Maryland section of the Blue Ridge, to Cumberland Valley beyond. We shall hear from him to our mortification and chagrin, later. A division commanded by Gen. Walker is said to have returned down Pleasant Valley along the Monocacy and to have recrossed the Potomac. A force under McLaws and Anderson is reported to have moved along South Mountain yonder, toward Maryland Heights. It was a part of this last corps that we encountered two days later at Crampton's Gap. It would appear then, that our slow movement since the 5th of the month had been to keep in a position to cover Washington and Baltimore, and, while observing the movements of the invader
ern course farther and farther from the river, having to the east of the town, between them and the river, an extended plain, perhaps six miles long, and in width, from the river bank to their base, varying from half a mile to two miles. The heights themselves diminish in elevation toward the southeast, finally losing themselves in a low region called Massaponax Valley. These heights were thickly wooded, and upon them were the Confederate batteries. On the Confederate right was Early, with Walker's artillery in front and Stuart's cavalry and horse artillery on his right. On the left and nearer to Fredericksburg was A. P. Hill, and behind him D. H. Hill in reserve. The turnpike to Fredericksburg crosses the plain half a mile from the river, and between it and the heights extends the railroad. Confronting Early and Stuart was Reynold's corps, with the Pennsylvania Reserves on the extreme left. Opposed to A. P. Hill was the Sixth Corps, with Brooks's division on the right, with th