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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fifth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. (search)
lderness, 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, Va., 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 th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Eighteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
was recruited in July and August, 1861, and on August 26 left the State as a battalion of eight companies, in command of Col. (afterwards brigadier general) James Barnes, a graduate of West Point. The two additional companies necessary to complete the regiment joined the command in September and November, 1861. The regiment, forming part of Martindale's Brigade, Porter's Division, 3d Corps, Army of the Potomac, was stationed for a time near Fort Corcoran, and September 26 was ordered to Hall's Hill, where it remained until the spring of 1862. In March, 1862, it moved to the Peninsula, and April 5 took part in the assault at Yorktown and was active during the siege; after the surrender the regiment moved by the way of West Point and White House to Gaines's Mill, and, arriving May 26, went into camp. June 26, detached from the brigade and forming part of the force under General Stoneman, it was ordered to White House, and moved later by the way of Fortress Monroe and the James River
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-second regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
staff.8–2612112213912713012713613913612681,345 Totals,––––––––––––––1,423 The 22d Mass. Infantry was raised through the efforts of Senator Henry Wilson, who became its colonel for a short time. Many of the companies were recruited by men who had just returned from three months service in the militia regiments. The 2d Co. Sharpshooters was attached to the regiment during its service. Oct. 8, 1861, the regiment left the State for Washington, and on the 13th was stationed in camp at Hall's Hill, where it remained until the spring of 1862. Col. Henry Wilson resigned Oct. 29, 1861, and Jesse A. Gove, captain of the 10th U. S. Infantry, was appointed in his place. March 21 the regiment sailed for Fortress Monroe, to take part in the Peninsular campaign. It was active in the assault of Yorktown April 5, engaging afterward in the siege; after the surrender of the city it moved by the way of West Point and Cumberland Landing to White House, and May 26 reached