2nd Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery

The Massachusetts 2nd Artillery Battery was oganized at Quincy and mustered in July 31, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., August 8-11. The Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 30. OFFICERS:
Attached to Dix's Command to February, 1862. New Orleans (La.) Expedition to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1862. Artillery, Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1863. Artillery, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. Gulf, to October, 1864. Separate Cavalry Brigade, 19th Army Corps, to December. 1864. Artillery Brigade, Reserve Corps, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1865. Lucas' Cavalry Division, Steele's Command, District of West Florida, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to June, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi to August, 1865. SERVICE:
Duty at Baltimore, Md., till February, 1862. Lockwood's Expedition to Eastern Shore of Maryland November 4-December 15, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., February 25-26, 1862, and camp at Old Point Comfort till April 19. Moved to New Orleans, La., April 19-May 11, thence to Baton Rouge, La., May 31-June 2. Expedition from Baton Rouge June 7-9. Williams' Expedition to Vicksburg, Miss., June 19, and operations against that place till July 24. Action at Ellis Cliff June 22. Hamilton's Plantation, Grand Gulf, June 24. Moved to Baton Rouge July 24-26, and duty there till August 21. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Moved to Carrollton August 21-22, thence to New Orleans Race Course August 24, and duty there till September 2. Bayou Des Allemands September 4-5. Duty at New Orleans till December 17. Moved to Baton Rouge December 17-18, and duty there till March, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 9-20. Fort Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Moved to Barre Landing April 22-28. Expedition to Alexandria May 2-7. Boyce's Bridge, near Cotile Bayou, May 14. Movement from Alexandria to Port Hudson May 17-30. Near New Iberia May 18. Expedition toward Berwick City May 21-26. Franklin May 25. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 9. Clinton June 3-4. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge, thence to Donaldsonville and Carrollton July 11-August 1. Moved to Algiers September 17, thence to Brashear City and Berwick. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-November 30. Reconnoissance toward Opelousas October 20. Opelousas and Barre Landing October 21. Washington October 24. Carrion Crow Bayou November 3. Bayou Sara November 9. Camp Pratt November 20. At New Iberia till January 8, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 8-11, and duty there till March 13. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Bayou Rapides March 20. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30. Natchitoches March 31. Wilson's Farm April 7. Bayou de Paul, Carroll's Mill, April 8. Sabine Cross Roads April 8 (guns captured). Moved to New Orleans April 19-20, thence to Carrollton May 10 and to Apollo Stables, New Orleans, July 8. Moved to Morganza September 2, and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition to Simsport September 16-18, 1864. Expedition to the Atchafalaya September 21. Expedition to Bayou Sara October 3-6. Jackson October 5. Expedition to Morgan's Ferry December 13-14. Moved to Greenville, La., March 3-5, 1865; to New Orleans, thence to Barrancas, Fla., March 7-10. March to Mobile Bay March 18-April 1. Siege of Fort Blakely April 1-9. Storming of Fort Blakely April 9. Expedition to Claiborne, Ala., April 9-17. Daniel's Plantation, near Mt. Pleasant, April 11. Grierson's Raid through Alabama and Georgia April 17-30. Moved to Columbus, Miss., May 17-24, thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 27-June 4, and duty there till July 22. Moved to Boston, Mass., July 22-August 4. Mustered out August 11, 1865. ROSTERS:
The composite roster of this unit contains the names of 501 men.


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