The 8th Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery lost 1 enlisted man killed and 10 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
|May 26||Organized at North Cambridge for six months’ service under Captain Asa M. Cook|
|June 24||Mustered in and left State for Washington, D. C.|
|June 25||A railroad accident killed 2 men and 13 horses.|
|June 27||Arrived Washington D.C.; Attached to Cook’s Brigade, Sturgis’ Reserve Corps, Military District of Washington|
|July 1 to August 8||Camp near Fairfax Seminary, Va.|
|August 8-11||Moved to Alexandria, then to Aquia Creek and Falmouth|
|August 11||Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac at Falmouth|
|August 16-September 2||Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia|
|August 17||Moved to seven miles south of Culpeper|
|August 22-23||Part of the battery at Barnett’s Ford|
|August 29||Battle of Groveton|
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of South Mountain
The battery lost one man killed and 4 men wounded in a close range fight with a Confederate battery at Fox’s Gap. It was armed with four 12 pounder James Rifles and two 12 pounder howitzers.
Engaged in the afternoon.
|September 18||At Antietam Creek|
|October 5-9||Moved to Washington, D.C., to refit|
|October 21-26||To Pleasant Valley, Md. Captured a party of Confederates with recruits and horses at Hayattstown, Maryland.|
|Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
|November 29||Mustered out and left for Massachusetts|