The Civil War in the East

Independent Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Companies

1st Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

February 26, 1862

Organized for garrison duty in the forts of Boston Harbor, and on duty at Fort Warren

April, 1863

Assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery as Company A

 

 

2nd Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

November 3, 1862

Organized for garrison duty in the forts of Boston Harbor, and on duty at Fort Warren

April, 1863

Assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery as Company B

 

 

3rd Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

January 10, 1863

Organized for garrison duty in the forts of Boston Harbor.

March, 1864

Ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, De Russy's Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington

July

Attached to 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Corps

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company A

 

 

4th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

April 22, 1863

Organized and assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery as Company C.

 

 

5th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

June 6, 1863

Organized and assigned to 1st Battalion Heavy Artillery as Company D

 

 

6th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

May 9, 1863

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C.. and garrison duty there. Attached to Third Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company B

 

 

7th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

August 14, 1863

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the defenses of that city attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company C

 

 

8th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

August 14, 1863

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty there in the defenses of that city attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company D

 

 

9th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

August 27, 1863

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company E

 

 

10th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

September 16, 1863

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company F

 

 

11th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

October 20, 1863

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that cityattached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company G

 

 

12th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

November 20, 1863

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company H

 

 

13th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

February 10, 1864

Organized for garrison of forts in Boston Harbor.

March 7

Left Boston for Fortress Monroe, Va.

May

Placed in charge of the pontoon train, Army of the James, and participated in the Campaign of Gen. Butler against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Built and maintained bridges across the Appomattox, connecting Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, and the bridges acres James River used in the frequent crossings of the Federal armies during the siege of Petersburg.

August

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company I, but remained detached.

April, 1865

In the Appomattox Campaign built the pontoon bridge a Farmville by which the 2nd and 6th Corps crossed in pursuit of Lee. and built the bridge at Richmond, Va. by which all the Union Armies crossed the James River on their way to Washington after close of the war.

September 26, 1865

Mustered out

 

 

14th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

May 12, 1864

Organized

June 23

Sailed from Gallop's Island for Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company K.

 

 

15th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

May 20, 1864

Organized

June 23

Sailed from Gallop's Island for Washington, D.C., and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city attached to 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington.

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company L

 

 

16th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

August, 1864

Organized

August

Assigned to 3rd Heavy Artillery as Company M

September 22, 1864

Sailed for Washington, D.C.

 

 

17th - 28th Companies, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

August, 1864

Organized

September 11-16

Left State for Washington, D.C.

November 12, 1864

Assigned to 4th Heavy Artillery

 

 

29th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

September 20, 1864

Organized

October 29

Ordered to Washington , and garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division 22nd Army Corps.

June 16, 1865

Mustered out

 

 

30th Company, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

September 1, 1864

Organized

September 26

Ordered to Washington. D.C. and garrison duty in the Defenses of that city attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps

June 16, 1865

Mustered out




 
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