Sept. 14, South Mountain, Md.,–11
Active 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 batt