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Third battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.

(1) Capt. Dexter H. Follett.

(2) Capt. Augustus P. Martin.

Number on rolls,11250261
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,66
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,
Actual total of members of battery,11244255
Killed and died of wounds,11112
Died by accident and disease,1111
Died in Confederate prisons,
Total losses,12223

Casualties by Engagements.

April 5, Yorktown, Va.,22
May 27, Hanover Court House Va.,11
June 28, Gaines's Mill, Va.,112
Place unknown,1
May 11, Laurel Hill, Va.,22
June 3, Shady Grove Church, Va.,11
June 20, Petersburg, Va.,11
July –, Before Petersburg,Va.,11
Aug. 18, Weldon Railroad, Va.,11

Active also at Malvern Hill, Va.; Antietam, Md., Blackford's Ford, Va., Sept. 20, 1862; Gettysburg, Pa., 6 wounded; Wilderness, Va.; North Anna, Va., 2 wounded.

Present, not active at Chancellorsville, Va., and Mine Run, Va.

The 3d Battery was recruited especially among the friends of Senator Henry Wilson of the 22d Mass. Infantry, to which regiment it was at first attached. It was mustered into the U. S. service Sept. 5, 1861, passed the winter of 1861-62 in and about Washington and was active in the first move of the spring campaign of 1862; part of the battery was engaged at Hanover Court House, and it was in reserve at Mechanicsville, Va. Its next engagement was at Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, 1862, with no loss. One section of the battery made a reconnoissance to Leesburg, Va., Oct. 16-17, 1862, but as a whole it was not engaged in action again until the battle of Gettysburg, although it followed the 5th Corps in all its movements, was at Fredericksburg, Va.; on the ‘Mud March;’ and in position, but not actively engaged, at Chancellorsville. Though the battery took active part in the many marches of the autumn of 1863, it had no further engagements. It entered into camp for the winter at Bealton Station, Va., remaining there from December, 1863, to May, 1864. In May, 1864, it was engaged at the Wilderness, Va.; in position at Laurel Hill, Va., from May 8 to 15 with heavy loss, Captain Martin being wounded through the neck; engaged at North Anna River, Va., May 23, and at Shady Grove Church, Va., from May 30 to June 3, 1864. The next engagement was before Petersburg, Va., where the battery was active almost continuously from June 18 to Aug. 13, 1864; it was engaged in the expedition against the Weldon Railroad, Va., Aug. 18-21, 1864, remaining at that place until the expiration of its term of service; the re-enlisted men and recruits were transferred to the 5th Mass. Battery, and on Sept. 16, 1864, the remainder of the battery was mustered out at Boston, Mass.

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