Fifth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.
（1) Capt. Max Eppendorff
（2) Capt. George D. Allen
（3) Capt. Charles A. Phillips
, Bvt. Maj.
, U. S. Vols.
Casualties by Engagements
|Number on rolls,||14||324||338|
|Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,||–||7||7|
|Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,||–||–||–|
|Actual total of members of battery,||14||317||331|
|Killed and died of wounds,||1||15||16|
|Died by accident and disease,||–||11||11|
|Died in Confederate prison.||–||–||–|
|June 27, Gaines' Mill, Va.,||–||2||2|
|Dec. 13, Fredericksburg, Va.,||–||1||1|
|July 3, Gettysburg, Pa.,||–||5||5|
|May 12, Spotsylvania, Va.,||–||1||1|
|June 2-3, Bethesda Church, Va.,||–||2||2|
|June 8, Cold Harbor, Va.,||–||3||3|
|June 18, Petersburg, Va.,||1||1||2|
Active also at Yorktown
(Howard's Mills), Va.
, April 2, 1864; Malvern Hill, Va.
, 2 wounded; Manassas, Va.
, one wounded, serving with the 4th R. I.; Wilderness, Va.
; Fall of Petersburg, Va.
, 4 wounded.
Present, not active at Hanover Court House, Va., May 27, 1862; North Anna, Va.
, one wounded.
The members of the 5th Battery were mustered into the U. S. service during September, October and November of 1861, and the organization went into camp at Readville, Mass., Nov. 14, 1861; the muster of the battery being completed December 10, it remained there until December 25 when it went to Washington, D. C.
, and on February 13 moved to Hall's Hill, Va.
, and encamped there during the remainder of the winter.
On the 4th of April it went forward to take part in the siege of Yorktown, Va.
, and was engaged on that day at Howard's Mills.
It remained encamped in the vicinity until the evacuation of the town.
It was next engaged at the battle of Gaines' Mill
, June 27, 1862, and at Malvern Hill
, July 1.
After this, for a time, owing to loss of guns and horses, the men were attached to other batteries of the division, but in October the battery was reunited and joined the 1st division, 5th Army Corps, at Sharpsburg, Md.
It encamped at Warrenton
, Va, Nov. 9, 1862, and afterward made its head.
quarters in the vicinity of Stoneman
's Switch for the winter.
In May, 1863, it was present at the battle of Chancellorsville
, and it was engaged at Gettysburg
July 2 and 3.
After this battle the battery was on the march to Beverly Ford on the Rappahannock
, and on November 7 it took part in the engagement at Rappahannock Station, Va., being engaged also at New Hope Church November 27.
From Dec. 6, 1863, to May 1, 1864, the battery occupied winter quarters at Rappahannock Station.
On May 5 it entered into action in the Wilderness, Va.
, being engaged at Spotsylvania
May 12, and having made frequent changes of position with slight engagements during May, on June 2 and 3 was in action at Bethesda Church, Va. It was engaged again June 18, 1864, in front of Petersburg
; encamped at the Jerusalem Plank Road
until July 29, 1864; was present at the explosion of the mine, Petersburg
, July 30, and took part in the action at the Weldon Railroad, August 21.
On the 3d of October the battery parted with 1 officer and 29 men, their term of service having expired, but the battery as a whole continued in service with the 5th Corps and remained in the vicinity of the Jerusalem Plank Road
for the winter.
Its final action was in the assault on Petersburg, Va.
, April 2, 1865.
On June 4, 1865, the battery left Virginia
, and on the 12th of June was mustered out at Readville, Mass.