Battle Unit Details


12th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery


Organized at Readville October 3 to December 29, 1862. Sailed from Boston for New Orleans, La., on ship "E. W. Farley," January 3, 1863, arriving February 3. Attached to 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Artillery Reserve, 19th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Garrison Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, Corps de Afrique, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Port Hudson, La., to July, 1865.

Duty at Apollo Stables, , La., till February 24, 1863. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till March 28. Moved to New Orleans March 28, and duty at Metaire Race Course till April 17. Moved to Brashear City April 17, and engaged in the defence of transports moving up with troops and supplies, till May 23. Moved to New Orleans May 23, and duty in the defence of that city till October 15. Moved to Port Hudson, La., October 15, and garrison duty there till June, 1865. Action at Tunica November 11, 1863. Foraging Expedition up the river December 31, 1863-January 4, 1864. Action near Port Hudson May 6. Expedition to Clinton August 24-28. Action near Clinton August 24. Mustered out July 25. 1865.

Battery lost during service 25 Enlisted men by disease.

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