The battery was organized Lynnfield, Massachusetts and mustered in September 9, 1862 for a three year enlistment under the command of Captain Jacob Henry Sleeper. The battery was attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February 1863.
Jewett's Brigade, XX Corps, Department of Washington, to June 1863. French's Command, VIII Corps, to July 1863.
Artillery Brigade, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. Artillery Brigade, II Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June 1865.The 10th Massachusetts Light Artillery mustered out of service June 9, 1865 and was discharged on June 14, 1865. Left Massachusetts for Washington, D. Duty at Camp Barry, defenses of Washington, October 17 to December 26, 1862.
December 26-28, and duty there until June 24, 1863. Moved to Maryland Heights June 24, then to Frederick City and Frederick Junction June 30-July 1. Marched to Williamsport July 8-11.
Near Antietam Bridge July 12-14. Operations in Loudoun Valley July 17-31. At Sulphur Springs July 31-September 15. Near Culpeper September 17-October 10. 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. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21.Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania Court House, May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. In the 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. 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 the crossing of II Corps at High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Burkesville April 11-14. Grand Review of the Armies May 23.
Townsend served 8/62-6/65 rising from Corporal to 2nd Lt. The item "Civil War Era CDV Lt George M Townsend 10th Massachusetts Light Artillery" is in sale since Monday, October 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.