In memory of the Massachusetts Civil War soldiers who bravely fought in the First and Second Regiment Heavy Artillery:
282 William R. Messer- 1st Reg. Heavy Artillery
285 Samuel Sawyer - 1st Reg. Heavy Artillery
268 John P. White - 1st Reg. Heavy Artillery
289 Sylvester W. Young - 1st Reg. Heavy Artillery
231 Luther J. Palmer- 2nd Reg. Heavy Artillery
292 Rockwood F. Mason - 2nd Reg. Heavy Artillery
293 George E. Merrill- Infantry
284 Patrick McMullen - 1st Reg. Heavy Artillery
295 Sargent Frank Sanborn - Infantry
296 G. Thompson - Infantry
297 Charles Smith
299 William Gusack
300 Benjamin C. Allen -1st Reg. Heavy Artillery
Recruited in Essex County as the Fourteenth Infantry. They left Boston, Massachusetts August 7, 1861, proceeding to Washington, DC where they were placed on garrison duty in the surrounding forts.
They were changed to the First Regiment of Heavy Artillery in January, 1862, They served as an infantry command in Grant's Virginia campaign and joined the Union Army of the Potomac May 17, 1864, having been assigned to Tyler's Division of Heavy Artillery--then serving as infantry.
Two days later they met the enemy on the Fredericksburg Pike; In the campaign of 1865 the regiment was in Pierce's (2d) Brigade, Mott's (3d) Division, with which command it participated in the closing battles of the Civil War.
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Oct 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30596985