Luther E. Cowles, et. al. History of the Fifth Massachusetts Battery, 1st ed.


A Magisterial History of a Famous Battery!

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Luther E. Cowles and a committee of veterans produced History of the Fifth Massachusetts Battery in 1902 to tell the story of a famous Bay State unit. The battery served through the war at the most significant battles of the Army of the Potomac.

The Fifth Massachusetts Battery, under command of Captain Charles Phillips, occupied several crucial positions during the July 2, 1863, battle at Gettysburg. They fought in the Peach Orchard area, and then retreated, fighting, through the area of the Trostle Farm. This work contains voluminous and detailed passages on the fight that make it one of the most important primary sources on the Union artillery at Gettysburg.

James I. Robertson, Jr., called this book “A full and useful history, containing excerpts from letters, diaries and recollections; a good source on the Army of the Potomac.”

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Cowles, Luther E. et. al. HISTORY OF THE FIFTH MASSACHUSETTS BATTERY. ORGANIZED OCTOBER 3, 1861, MUSTERED OUT JUNE 12, 1865. Boston: Luther E. Cowles, 1902. 1st edition, 991p., frontispiece, illustrations, maps, roster and index, (Dornbusch-24).