ORIGINAL COPY - HISTORY OF THE 1ST MASSACHUSETTS LIGHT ARTILLERY

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The full title of this volume is “THE STORY OF THE FIRST MASSACHUSETTS LIGHT BATTERY, ATTACHED TO THE SIXTH ARMY CORPS. A GLANCE AT EVENTS IN THE ARMIES OF THE POTOMAC AND SHENANDOAH, FROM THE SUMMER OF 1861 TO THE AUTUMN OF 1864.”

The author is A. J. Bennett who served as a private in the battery. The book was published in Boston by Deland & Barta in 1886.

Volume is hardcover and meas. approx. 6 x 9 inches and runs 200 pages with index and 13 portraits, maps and illustrations.

Covers are brown cloth with gold embossed 6th Corps badge suspended from an Ordnance badge with title and author’s name on the spine, also in gold. Both front and back covers show light wear from rubbing. Binding is excellent, interior is clean though pages have yellowed with age.

The 1st Massachusetts Battery was raised in August of 1861. As stated above it served with the 6th Corps and took was present for all the engagements of that organization. It suffered losses at Gaines’ Mill, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and Cedar Creek. The battery was mustered out on October 19, 1864.

A good copy that should stand up well to handling while reading.  [AD] [PH:L]

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