Fourth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.
（1) Capt. Charles H. Manning
（2) Capt. George G. Trull
|Number on rolls,||11||291||302|
|Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,||–||3||3|
|Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,||–||1||1|
|Actual total of members of battery,||11||287||298|
|Killed and died of wounds,||–||1||1|
|Died by accident and disease,||–||46||46|
|Died in Confederate prisons,||–||–||–|
|Casualties by Engagements.|
|Aug. 5, Baton Rouge, La.,||–||1||1|
Active also at Fort Blakely, Ala.
, April 2-9, 1865.
The 4th Battery Light Artillery was composed chiefly of men from Essex
and Middlesex counties
Almost immediately after its muster in October and November, 1861, it joined General Butler's New Orleans expedition, and was among the troops before Forts Jackson
and Phillips at their surrender.
The battery was encamped at Carroll
, until June 16, 1862, when a portion of it, under Lieutenant Taylor
, engaged in action at Pass Manchac, La.
; but the organization as a whole was not engaged until the battle of Baton Rouge
, Aug. 5, 1862.
It was stationed at Baton Rouge, La.
, until August 21 and then went into camp at Carrollton, La.
On October 28, making its bead.
quarters at Fort Pike, La.
, it took part in several expeditions by water; it was engaged without loss at Bonfouca, La.
, Nov. 26, 1862, and again on December 23.
The section which accompanied General Weitzel
's brigade through the La Fourche district was engaged at Labadievllle, La., Oct. 25, 1862.
In the spring of 1863 the battery took part in the siege of Port Hudson
, being in action on May 27 and June 13 and 14.
It was next engaged in the expedition to the Teche
from Oct. 3 to Nov. 16, 1863, being engaged at Vermilion Bayou, La.
, October 9 and also on November 11.
In January, 1864, almost the entire battery re-enlisted as veteran volunteers, and were on furlough of 30 days from February 11, after which, on April 6, it was stationed at New Orleans, La.
On the 5th of September, 1864, it was transferred to Morganza, La.
, and on September 16 engaged in an expedition to Bayou Fordoche
; a part of the battery, under Lieutenant Manning
, engaged in a skirmish to the Atchafalaya River
On November 28 it was transferred to Memphis, Tenn.
, and was in camp at Kennerville, La., and near Fort Gaines, Ala.
, until March 17, when it entered into the movement against Mobile
, in which it was engaged until July 1.
The battery was then ordered to Galveston, Tex.
, and remained in that vicinity until its return to Boston
, where it was mustered out Nov. 10, 1865.