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A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 6 0 Browse Search
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Roster of the First Massachusetts Light Battery. October 3, 1861. Capt. Josiah Porter, Commanding. First Sergt., Jos. W. B. Wright. Commissioned, later. Quartermaster Sergt., Jno. B. Mccartney. Discharged for disability. Died since muster out. Clerk, Jno. W. Bell. Guidon, Nicholas G. Lynch. Buglers, Francis Hoyt, Discharged for disability. Died since muster out. Thos. S. Hanick. First section--right. Lieut. Wm. H. Mccartney, Commanding. (Commissioned Captain, Dec., 1862.) First Detachment.—Sergt. Joseph Barnes; Gunner, Geo. Lawrence; Chief of Caisson, Thos. H. Daily. Killed or died in hospital. Privates, Alfred Bunker, Received a warrant, later. Taken prisoner. Died since muster out. Henry S. Hall, Alex. Harper, Received a warrant, later. Jno. Jaques, Jno. Carter, Benj. Richardson, Wounded. Died since muster out. Ira Walker, Discharged for disability. R. J. Isaacs, David Covell, Wm. J. Mills, Thos. F. Longley,
of their regiment, but also our veterans who had re-enlisted at Brandy Station in the spring. This roll of honor embraced the names of Charles Appleton, Joseph H. Marea, Henry Smitherman, Richard J. Isaacs, Wm. Hanscom, Martin V. Cushing, Nicholas G. Lynch, Joseph Barnes, George Barnard, Alonzo Sackett, Chester Ellis, Jno. H. Burnham, Jno. Carter, David Covell, Matthew Adams, R. P. Charters, Jno. W. Chase, Daniel Benham, Willard Chaffin, Chas. Edwards, T. F. Longley, Henry S. Marsh, Jno. Magee, Wm. F. Ward, Wm. White, Geo. Howes. The first named comrade was killed in the memorable fight of the 19th of October, the second was mortally wounded, and it is said he was borne from the field upon the back of Comrade Lynch, who ministered to him in his last moments. During the next fortnight after the departure of the long train from Harrisonburg, Sheridan, having pursued the remnant of the enemy to Port Republic, and having sent his cavalry east and west destroying provisions and muni