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10th Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery (USA), USA Civil War

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  • Lt. Henry H. Granger (USA) (1817 - 1864)
    Henry H. Granger, from central Massachusetts, received the permission to raise a Battery on August 12, 1862 under Special Order Number 614 from Governor John A. Andrews. The recruiting drive swept thro...
  • Brevet Major Jacob Henry Sleeper (USA) (1839 - 1891)
    The first Commander of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery and the first President of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery Association. Commissioned an officer in Company F, Massachusetts 5th Infantry Regiment ...


10th Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery

Also known as "Sleeper's Battery"

The 10th Battery was mustered in 1862 and served until the end of the war, and was very active in the Petersburg (Virginia) campaign, June, 1864 through April, 1865.

SERVICE-- Duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, October 17 to December 26, 1862. Moved to Poolesville, Md., December 26-28, and duty there until June 24, 1863. Removed to Maryland Heights June 24, thence to Frederick City and Frederick Junction June 30-July 1. March to Williamsport July 8-11. Near Antietam Bridge July 12-14. Operations in Loudoun Valley July 17-31. Wapping Heights July 23. Near Warrenton July 26-31. At Sulphur Springs July 31-September 15. Near Culpeper September 17-October 10. Bristoe Campaign October 10-22. Auburn October 13. Near Fairfax Station October 15-19. At Catlett's Station October 21-30. At Warrenton Junction until November 6. Kelly's Ford November 7, At Brandy Station November 9-25. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. At Brandy Station December 3, 1863, to April 8, 1864, and at Stevensburg until May 3. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. In trenches before Petersburg in Battery 14 September 24 to October 24. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. In Forts Stevenson, Blaisdell and Welch until November 29. Movement to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. In Forts Emery and Siebert until February 5, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Moved to Dabney's Mills March 30. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 8-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Cover crossing of 2nd Corps at High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Burkesville April 11-14. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-13. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 9 and discharged from service June 14, 1865.

Commisioned and Non-Commisioned Officers

J. Henry Sleeper, Captain (Brevet Major) {Commander 1862-1865; Wounded at Ream's Station, 8-25-64; Resigned February, 1865}

J. Webb Adams, Captain (Brevet Major)
{Commander 1864-1865}

Henry H. Granger, 1st Lt (Brevet Captain, Major, Lt Colonel) {Originally raised Battery} {Acting Commander, Wounded at Hatcher's Run 10-27-64, Died of Wounds 10-30-64}

William G. Rollins, 1st Lt

Millbrey Green, 1st Lt (Brevet Captain, Major)

Asa Smith, 2nd Lt {Wounded at Hatcher's Run 10-27-64, Died of Wounds, 10-28-64}

Thomas R. Armitage, 2nd Lt

George H. Day, 2nd Lt

George M. Townsend, 2nd Lt {When Battery colors were returned to the State House on December 19, 1865, Lt Townsend, with 25 members, represented the Battery.}

James S. Bailey, Jr., 1st Sgt

Otis N. Harrington, 1st Sgt

Charles E. Pierce, 1st Sgt {Discharged and promoted 9/14/64 to 4th Mass Heavy Arty}

W. H. Fitzpatrick, QM Sgt

Bradlee, Samuel J., Sgt {Discharged and promoted 12/2/63 to 14th Battery, MLA}

Joseph H. Currant, Sgt

Charles W. Doe, Sgt

Luther L. Estabrook, Sgt

Chandler Gould, Sgt

George F. Gould, Sgt {Discharged and promoted 9/22/64 to 29th Mass Heavy Artillery}

Adolphus B. Parker, Sgt

Benjamin F. Parker, Sgt

Phillip T. Woodfin, Jr., Sgt {Wounded 10/13/63; Discharged and promoted 3/19/64 to 16th Battery, MLA}

George W. Blair, Cpl

Burnham C. Clark, Cpl

Francis M. Estee, Cpl

Richard Goldsmith, Cpl

Francis M. Howes, Cpl

William B. Lemmon, Cpl

Charles E. Osborne, Cpl

Samuel Paine, Cpl

George A. Pease, Cpl

Asa F. Richardson, Cpl

Andrew B. Shattuck, Jr, Cpl

John H. Stevens, Cpl

Joshua T. Reid, Bugler

John E. Mugford, Bugler

Amasa D. Bacon, Artificer

Willard Y. Gross, Artificer

History of the 10th Battery Part 1

History of the 10th Battery Part 2

Roster of the 10th Battery

Service Record of the 10th Battery

Field Artillery in the Civil War

Harper's Weekly: Captain J. Henry Sleeper