The 7th Battery, organized as an infantry company, was among the number of those which first left the State.
It was recruited in Lowell, Mass., was mustered into the service of the United States May 21, 1861, and sailed for Fortress Monroe May 22.
It remained on provost duty at the fortress, its captain, Phineas A. Davis, being provost marshal until Dec. 25, 1861, when it was detailed on light artillery duty, and on March 17, 1862, the organization became the 7th Massachusettin an action on the Providence Church Road; was engaged in an expedition to Carsville May 13 to 21, one section under Lieutenant Farrar being engaged at Holland's House.
On July 4, 1863, the battery was engaged at South Anna River; moved to Fortress Monroe and on to Washington, going into camp there July 22; on duty at New York city from August 21 to Sept. 11, 1863; returning then to Washington it was stationed at Camp Barry, D. C., until Jan. 24, 1864.
On January 24 it left the camp for New