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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., Eighth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery (Militia). (search)
e of Manassas Aug. 30, 1862, and at Chantilly, Va., September 1. On September 14 it was engaged at South Mountain, Md., losing 1 man killed and 4 wounded. At the battle of Antietam, Md., it was actively engaged during the day and evening of September 17 and until late in the afternoon of the 18th. It was encamped near the mouth of Antietam Creek until October 5, ordered then to Washington, D. C., it remained there until October 21 when it advanced and joined its division at Pleasant Valley, Va. On this march a detachment of the battery passing through Hyattstown, Md., surprised and captured a party of Confederate cavalry with recruits and horses. It engaged on the march through Virginia from October 26 to November 11, encamping during the time at Lovettsville, Waterford, Philomont, Rectortown, Orleans and Waterloo, remaining at the latter camp until it was ordered to Washington where it was mustered out, its term of service having expired, and left for Massachusetts Nov. 29, 1862.