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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., Eighth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery (Militia). (search)
also at Manassas, Va., and Antietam, Md. The 8th Battery was recruited by Asa M. Cook in response to the call of the President of the United States for troops, May 26, 1862, and on June 25 it left Boston for Washington. A serious railroad accident, in which 2 men and 13 horses belonging to the battery were killed, caused a delay of two days at Trenton, N. J. Reaching the Capitol, it encamped several weeks at Fairfax Seminary. On August 11 it joined the 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, at Falmouth, opposite Fredericksburg, Va., and on August 17 was stationed seven miles south of Culpeper, Va. Part of the battery was stationed at Barnett's Ford, Va., from August 20 to 23, one section being engaged in a skirmish near Sulphur Springs, Va. It was engaged at the battle of Manassas Aug. 30, 1862, and at Chantilly, Va., September 1. On September 14 it was engaged at South Mountain, Md., losing 1 man killed and 4 wounded. At the battle of Antietam, Md., it was actively engaged during the d
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Ninth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
ent there, on June 27, the greatest loss suffered during its service; it took part, with loss also, at Malvern Hill July 1, where Colonel Cass was mortally wounded. Returning from the Peninsula, the regiment was engaged August 29, without loss, at Manassas, and moving with the army to Washington, began its march into Maryland September 12, being present, in reserve, at the battle of Antietam September 17, and engaged at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862. After spending the winter of 1863 at Falmouth, Va., the regiment was engaged at Chancellorsville (May 3) and Gettysburg, having met the enemy also in the latter part of May while on picket duty on the Rappahannock. Taking part in the pursuit of the enemy after the battle of Gettysburg, it was engaged at Wapping Heights July 24, 1863. The regiment encamped afterward at Beverly Ford on the Rappahannock and remained doing picket duty until September 14, engaging then in the actions at Rappahannock Station and taking part in the Mine Run c
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Tenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
om's Bridge; engaged with loss at Fair Oaks May 31; was present at Oak Grove June 25, and heavily engaged at Malvern Hill. After the encampment at Harrison's Landing, the regiment returned with the army to Alexandria and united with General Pope's army at Chain Bridge September 2. On September 3 it began its part in the campaign into Maryland, was present though not called into action at Antietam, and was engaged without loss at Fredericksburg, encamping afterward in winter quarters at Falmouth, Va. At the battle of Chancellorsville the regiment, as part of General Sedgwick's forces, was engaged May 3 at Marye's Heights and Salem Church under command of Major Parker, Colonel Eustis being in command of brigade. The regiment was in reserve and on the skirmish line during the battle of Gettysburg, and followed the retreat of the Confederates into Virginia. It acted in support of artillery at the battle of Rappahannock Station November 7, took part in the Mine Run campaign, and encamp
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Eleventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
alvern Hill. During the encampment at Harrison's Landing the regiment engaged in the action at Malvern Hill, August 5. It was in action at Catlett's Station, August 27, and was closely engaged in the afternoon of August 29 at Manns3as with great loss. Marching to Alexandria the regiment engaged in the defences of Washington until November 1; then, forming part of a provisional brigade under Colonel Blaisdell, it was on duty at Warrenton Junction and later occupied winter quarters near Falmouth, Va. At Chancellorsville the regiment was engaged on May 2 and 3, 1863, and at Gettysburg lost heavily on July 2. It took part in the operations near the Rappahannock and engaged in action at Locust Grove during the Mine Run campaign. As part of General Hancock's Corps the regiment was engaged at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 6 and 7, 1864, taking part in the struggle at the Angle during the battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 12, and joining afterward in the engagements about
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
hominy River and encamped, taking part in the battle of Fair Oaks and in the seven days battles. It returned to Alexandria August 28, and marched on the 29th to Centreville, returning with the Army of Virginia to Washington September 2. As part of General Sedgwick's Division the regiment met the greatest loss during its service in the charge made on the morning of September 17 at the battle of Antietam. It was engaged at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, and encamped for the winter of 1863 near Falmouth, Va. May 2, 1864, it left camp and took part the next day at the battle of Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg it was closely engaged July 2, when Colonel Ward was mortally wounded, and it took part also July 3 and 4. It moved with the army into Virginia and engaged in the Mine Run campaign, encamping afterward for the winter near Stevensburg. In the campaign of 1864 the regiment formed part of the 1st Brigade, 2d Division 2d Army Corps, shared with it in the battles of the Wilderness, May 5 a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Sixteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Hooker's Division, arrived at Alexandria, Va., August 22, on its way to join the Army of Virginia, reaching Centreville August 28, and took part in the charge made by General Grover's Brigade in the afternoon of August 29 at Groveton. On the return of the forces to Washington the regiment remained engaged in its defences until November, then moved to Warrenton Junction as part of Colonel Blaisdell's Brigade. It took part at Fredericksburg in December, 1862, and occupied winter quarters at Falmouth, engaging in the mud march of January, 1863. At Chancellorsville, May 3, the regiment met heavy loss, and its division commander, General Berry, was killed. It was closely engaged at Gettysburg in command of Lieutenant-Colonel Merriam. In December it went into winter quarters at Brandy Station, having taken part in the movements about the Rappahannock and at Mine Run. In the campaign of 1864 the regiment formed part of the 2d Corps, and was engaged at the Wilderness May 5 and again on M
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Sixteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
cers,–1–––––––––––1 Enlisted men,––––12336523–25 Totals,–––––––––––––26 Total losses,— Officers,316–––––––––––19 Enlisted men,––111917173624342125201225 Totals,–––––––––––––244 Casualties by Engagements. 1862. June 18, Fair Oaks or Williamsburg Road, Va.–1–234176123–30 June 25, Fair Oaks or Oak Grove, Va.–––2––1–1––––4 June 30, Glendale, Va.,1––1–1––112––7 Aug. 27-29, Bull Run, 2d, or Manassas, Va.–21361714–41–30 Dec. 11-14, Fredericksburg, Va,1––––––1–––2–4 Dec. 15, Near Falmouth, Va.,––––––1––––––1 Place unknown,––2––––––1–––3 1863. May 3, Chancellorsville, Va.,–4–11131–133–18 July 1-3, Gettysburg, Pa.,–4122221–71–123 Nov.. 27, Locust Grove, Va.,–––1––1––––––2 Place unknown,–––––––––––1
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-first regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
battle of Roanoke Island February 8, was closely engaged at New Berne March 14, and took part in the expedition to Camden April 17-22. The regiment moved with its brigade to Newport News July 6, becoming part of the 2d Brigade, Reno's Division, 9th Army Corps. Joining General Pope's forces at the Rapidan, it engaged at Manassas August 30, and met heavy loss at Chantilly September 1. It was engaged at South Mountain and Antietam, and was active at Fredericksburg, encamping afterward at Falmouth, Va. Leaving camp Feb. 9, 1863, the regiment moved to Kentucky, to serve as part of the 9th Corps in the department of the Ohio, and went into camp at Mt. Sterling, Ky., April 3, moving in July to Lexington and in August to Camp Nelson on the Kentucky River. On September 12 it left camp for Knoxville, Tenn., and engaged in action at Blue Springs October 10 and at Campbell's Station November 16. During the siege of Knoxville it took part in a charge on the morning of November 24. While enca
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirty-third regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
early in August, under command of Col. Albert C. Maggi, late lieutenant-colonel of the 21st Mass. Infantry. It left the State for Washington August 14, and was located for a time at Alexandria. It moved October 10 to Fairfax Station, becoming part of the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 11th Corps, advanced to Thoroughfare Gap in November, and took part in a reconnoissance to White Plains. Its two extra companies were transferred to the 41st Mass. Infantry in this month. It moved in December to Falmouth, and took up winter quarters, engaging in the mud march of January, 1863. As part of General Barlow's Brigade at Chancellorsville, the regiment, with the exception of two companies left on picket with the 11th Corps, was sent in support of General Sickles in his movement on the afternoon of May 2. It acted in support of General Pleasanton in the battle of Beverly Ford June 9. At Gettysburg, as part of Steinwehr's Division, it held Cemetery Ridge during the three days of the battle. Retu