ve) commissioned in battery,—
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,—
Actual total of members of battery,—
Killed and died of wounds,–7
One missing in action.–
Died by accident or disease,–12
Including 1 in 3 months service.–
Died in Confederate prison,–1–
Casualties by Engagements.
June 30, Glendale, Va.,–3–
May 3, Chancellorsville, Va.,–1–
June 5, Cold Harbor, Va.,–1–
Oct. 19, Cedar Creek, Va.,–2–
Active also at Gaines' Mill, Va., June 27, 1862; Malvern Hill, Va.; Fredericksburg, Va., 2 wounded; Franklin's Crossing, June 5, 1863; Gettysburg, Pa.; Mine Run, Va.; Spotsylvania (Laurel Hill), Va., 2 wounded; Opequon, Va., 4 wounded; Fisher's Hill, Va., 1 wounded.
The First Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery was recruited in Boston during August of 1861, largely from the old
under Colonel Wells, 1st Division Department of Western Virginia.
It met the enemy at Berryville October 18, and took part in December in an expedition up the Shenandoah valley, marching as far as Harrisonburg.
The regiment remained on provost and — outpost duty at Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg until May 2, 1864, when, as part of General Sigel's force, it went to Winchester and took part in the movements in the Shenandoah, engaging with loss at the battle of New Market May 15, at Piedmont June 5, and at Lynchburg June 18, General Hunter having succeeded General Sigel in command of the department.
Returning from the campaign to Lynchburg, the regiment reached Martinsburg July 11, 1864, met the enemy at Snicker's Gap July 18 and at Winchester on the 24th.
In August it moved into Maryland, and, the department being re-enforced by the 6th and 19th Army Corps, the regiment, in command of Major Pratt, shared in General Sheridan's campaign and took part in the battles of Opequon and Fish