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Massachusetts Light Artillery
in the Civil War
|Eleventh Battery, Light Artillery. Capt., Edward Jenkins Jones.
The 11th numbered 5 officers and 147 men, of whom 2 men were mortally wounded, 11 died
from accident or disease and 1 died in prison. The battery was composed mainly of Boston
men, was the only nine months' battery from the state, and was mustered into the U. S.
service at Readville, Aug. 25, 1862. It left Boston on Oct. 3 for Washington and was
stationed at or near Centerville, Va., on picket duty, during its entire term. On Jan. 2,
1864, it was remustered for the three years' service, left for Washington Feb. 5, and
remained there until April 9, when it was assigned to the 2nd division, 9th corps, of the
Army of the Potomac. It was present at the Wilderness, engaged at the North Anna river
with the 2nd corps, and at the Weldon railroad with the 5th corps. It shared in the
operations before Petersburg, from June 17, 1864, to March 24, 1865 ; was active in
repelling the attack upon Fort Stedman, and after the fall of Petersburg, joined in the
pursuit of the vanquished army to Appomattox. Returning to Washington, it was ordered home
and mustered out at Readville, June 16, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1