The Civil War in the East

10th Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery


The battery lost 2 officers and 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 16 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 9

Organized at Lynnfield and mustered in

October 14

Left State for Washington, D.C.; Attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington

October 17 to
December 26

Duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington

December 26-28

Moved to Poolesville, Md. and duty there



Assigned to Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington


Assigned to French's Command, 8th Army Corps

June 24

Removed to Maryland Heights

June 30-July 1

To Frederick City and Frederick Junction


Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

July 8-11

March to Williamsport

July 12-14

Near Antietam Bridge

July 17-31

Operations in Loudoun Valley

July 23

Wapping Heights

July 26-31

Near Warrenton

July 31-September 15

At Sulphur Springs

September 17-
October 10

Near Culpeper

October 10-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 13


October 15-19

Near Fairfax Station

October 21-30

At Catlett's Station

November 1 - 6

At Warrenton Junction

November 7

Kelly's Ford

November 9-25

At Brandy Station

November 26-
December 2

Mine Run Campaign

November 27

Payne's Farm

December 3

At Brandy Station



Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

April 8

At Stevensburg


Rapidan Campaign

May 5-7

Battles of the Wilderness

May 8-12


May 12-21

Spottsylvania C. H.

May 12

Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania C. H.

May 19

Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

Line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road

July 27-29

Demonstration north of James River

July 27-28

Deep Bottom

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

August 25

Ream's Station

September 24 to
October 24

In trenches before Petersburg in Battery 14

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

October 29 -
November 29

In Forts Stevenson, Blaisdell and Welch

December 9-10

Movement to Hatcher's Run


December 11 -
February 5

In Forts Emery and Siebert

February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Watkins' House

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 30

Moved to Dabney's Mills

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 8-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 7

Cover crossing of 2nd Corps at High Bridge, Farmville

April 9

Appomattox C. H. Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 11-14

March to Burkesville

May 2-13

March to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

June 9

Mustered out


June 14

Discharged from service

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