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Eleventh battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.

(1) Capt. Edward Jenkins Jones, Bvt. Maj., U. S. Vols.

Officers.Men.Totals.
Number on rolls,—
9 months,5147152
3 years,7190197
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,—
3 years,11
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,—
9 months,
3 years,
Totals,—
9 months,
3 years,11
Actual total of members of battery,—
9 months,5147152
3 years,7189196
Killed and died of wounds,22
Died by accident and disease,1111
Died in Confederate prison,11
Total losses,1414
Casualties by Engagements.
1864.
June 19-21, Petersburg, Va.,22

Active also at North Anna, Va.; Weldon Railroad, Aug. 18-19, 1864; Petersburg Siege, June 17, 1864, to March 24, 1865; Fort Stedman, Va., March 25, 1865.

Present throughout the Appomattox campaign.

The 11th Battery, composed of men from Boston and vicinity, served as the only artillery organization sent out under the 9 months call for troops. It left the State Oct. 3, 1862, having been mustered into service August 25 at Readville, Mass., remaining there until its departure for Washington. It was employed during its whole term of service in picket duty about Centerville, Va., and was mustered out, at expiration of its 9 months term of service, May 29, 1863. Reorganized, it was mustered in for 3 years service, Jan. 2, 1864; and was almost continuously active throughout the remaining years of the war. Leaving the State for the second time, Feb. 5, 1864, the battery joined the 2d Division, 9th Army Corps, April 9, and was present at the Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864; it was engaged at North Anna, Va., temporarily attached to the 2d Corps, and at the Weldon Railroad with the 5th Corps; engaged in the siege of Petersburg from June 17, 1864, to March 24, 1865. After its withdrawal from the lines on the latter date, the attack upon Fort Stedman, March 25, brought it once again into action. It followed the Confederate army to Appomattox after the fall of Petersburg, April 3; and returning to Massachusetts at the close of the war, was mustered out at Readville June 16, 1865.

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