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Fifteenth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.

Capt. Timothy Pearson.

Number on rolls,7338345
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,22
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,
Actual total of members of battery,7336343
Killed and died of wounds,
Died by accident and disease,2626
Died in Confederate prison,
Total losses,2626

Engaged at Fort Blakely, Ala., April 2-9, 1865.

The 15th Battery was recruited partly in Lowell and partly at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, mustered into the service of the United States Feb. 17, 1863, and left Boston March 9. It reached New Orleans., La., April 9, and went into camp there, spending a week at Brashear City in May, being at this time under command of Lieut. J. W. Kirk. On June 3 it was stationed at two small forts in Louisiana, and on December 29 it moved to Lakeport, La., and engaged in an expedition to Madisonville, La., from Jan. 2 to Feb. 15, 1864; removing to New Orleans, February 20, it remained encamped in the vicinity until October 17, when it moved to White River, Ark.; it was stationed at Duvall's Bluff for a time, going to Memphis, Tenn., November 27, where it remained until the close of the year. In February, 1865, the battery joined the 2d Division, 13th Army Corps, in Florida, and on April 2 took up its position before Fort Blakely, Ala., and engaged in the siege and capture, on April 9, being under command of Lieut. Albert Rouse. Returning to Mobile, it encamped at Fort Gaines until July 20, when it set out on its return to Massachusttts, reaching Readville August 1, and was mustered out Aug. 4, 1865.

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