United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts

The 7th Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 36 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

May 21 Organized and mustered in at Lowell as Richardson’s Light Guard, an Independent Infantry Company
May 22 Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va. attached to Major General Butler’s Department of Virginia. Assigned garrison duty as infantry.
December 25 Detached on Light Artillery duty and duty at Fort Monroe
March 17 Designated 7th Massachusetts Battery and attached to Dept. of Virginia
May 10 Occupation of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.
May 13 Duty at Fort Monroe
June 19 At Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia
July 25 Moved to Yorktown, Va., and duty there
September 29-
October 2
Moved to Suffolk, attached to Artillery, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
December 1-3 Expedition from Suffolk
December 2 Action on the Blackwater, near Franklin
January 30 Action at Deserted House, Va.
March 17 Action at Franklin on the Blackwater
April 11-May 4 Siege of Suffolk
April 12 and 14 Actions at Blackwater
April 15 Somerton Road
May 3 Providence Church Road
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May 13-17 Expedition to Carrsville
May 15-16 Holland House
May 18 At Portsmouth
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign; Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to South Anna River
July 4 South Anna Bridge
July 5-14 March to Fort Monroe
July 15 To Portsmouth
July 20-22 Moved to Washington, D.C. Attached to Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
July 23 Duty at Camp Marshall
August 18-21 Moved to Alexandria, then to New York
August 22 Duty in New York during draft troubles
September 11 Moved to Washington, D.C and duty at Camp Barry
January 24 Moved to Baltimore, Md.
January 24 Sailed on Steamer Arago to New Orleans. Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Array Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
February 5 At Apollo Stables
March 19-31 Moved to Algiers, then to Alexandria, La.
April 1-May 22 Red River Campaign
April 29 – May 11 Section stationed at Pineville
May 13-20 Retreat to Morganza
May 16 Mansura
July 13 At Morganza
May 30-June 6 Expedition to Atchafalaya River
July 13-23 Moved to White River, Ark.; then to St. Charles
August 6-13 Moved to Morganza
September 3-11 Expedition to White River and St. Charles and duty there
October 23-24 Moved to Duvall’s Bluff
November Attached to Reserve Artillery. Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi
January 10-15 Moved to Kennersville, La.
February 9-11 To Dauphin Island, Ala.; attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi
March 17-
April 12
Campaign against Mobile and its Defenses
March 26-April 9 Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely
April 9 Storming of Fort Blakely
April 20-27 Moved from Mobile to Selma, Ala.
April 27-30 To Montgomery; attached to Artillery, 1st Division. U.S. C. T., Military Division West Mississippi
May 9-16 Moved to Mobile and duty there
June 30-July 3 Moved to Galveston, Texas; attached to Dept. of Texas
July 9 To Houston and duty there
October 1-
November 3
Moved to Boston, Mass., via Galveston, Texas, New Orleans, Port Royal, S.C., and New York
November 10 Mustered out