wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness.
Official War Records, 67, p. 134. For reports of Massachusetts officers on this battle, see, in the same volume, those of Col. Oliver Edwards (p. 672), Col. N. A. Miles (p. 370), Gen. R. B. Potter (p. 927), Col. W. S. Tilton (p. 559). For gallantry in action in this battle Color-Sergeant Leopold Karpeles (Co. E, 57th Mass.) received a medal of honor.
Near Port Walthal, Va. (May 6-7), the 23d, 25th and 27th Mass. Infantry were engaged, and at Todd's Tavern (May 4, 7) the 1st Cavalry, but with small losses; these being only preliminary to the next great battle, that of Spotsylvania (May 8-18). In this prolonged and intermittent battle, the very heaviest casualties of all—including both killed and wounded—came, with one exception, upon the 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery.
Its casualties (390) were exceeded only by those of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery (481), no infantry regiment rising above 301.
The two Massachusetts infantry regiments attaini