Twelfth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.
（1) Capt. Jacob Miller
|Number on rolls,||7||261||268|
|Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,||–||3||3|
|Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,||–||–||–|
|Actual total of members of battery,||7||258||265|
|Killed and died of wounds,||–||–||–|
|Died by accident and disease,||–||24||24|
|Died in Confederate prison,||–||–||–|
Active during the Port Hudson
The 12th Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery was recruited and mustered into service by detachments during the autumn of 1862, and left Boston
by ship for New Orleans, Jan. 3, 1863, arriving at its destination on February 3.
It was on duty at Baton Rouge, La.
, during the month of March, and was mounted and equipped as cavalry for a short time in April; on duty on the Atchafalaya River
near Brashear City
from April 17 to May 23; returning to New Orleans, it was on duty at various stations in the vicinity during the summer of 1863, and a detachment was stationed at Port Hudson
during the siege.
The battery was stationed at Port Hudson
from October 15 until the close of its term of service.
Foraging and reconnoitring expeditions took place by detachments on Dec. 31, 1863; March 16 and 26, 1864; April 26 and May 6; on the latter date a force of the enemy was met in advance on Port Hudson
Other expeditions took place on May 29, June 18 and August 24; during a part of the time detachments were mounted and equipped in service as cavalry.
It suffered no loss by action during its service, but much by disease.
It was mustered out July 25, 1865.