2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery


The 2nd Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Fort Snelling, Minn., March 21, 1862. It moved to St. Louis, Mo., April 21-25, 1862. The Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 19 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25. OFFICERS:
Duty at Benton Barracks until May 18. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., May 21-25. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army Ohio, to October, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Unattached, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to August, 1865. SERVICE:
SERVICE.--Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 27-30, 1862. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 3. March to Jacinto and Ripley June 29-July 4. March through Alabama to Nashville, Tenn., August 14-September 8, thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg September 11-26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville October 8. Perryville October 9. Stanford October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty at Nashville until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, December 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro until June. Reconnaissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Methodist Church, Shelbyville Pike, March 6. Reconnaissance from Salem to Versailles February 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Tullahoma July 1. Winchester July 3. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Ringgold November 26-27. Chickamauga Creek November 26. At Rossville, Ga., until March 21, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Battery Veteranized March 21. Veterans on furlough April 11 to June 5. Non-Veterans attached to Battery "I," 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. Battery mounted at Nashville, Tenn., and escort cattle and horses to army in the field until July 14, 1864. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., July 14-18. Mounted and engaged in scouting until October. Duty as Infantry at Fort Irwin, Defenses of Chattanooga, until March 30, 1865. Moved to Philadelphia, Tenn., and garrison duty there until July. Ordered to St. Paul, Minn., and mustered out August 16, 1865. ROSTERS:
The composite rosters of this unit contains the names of 405 men BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Cartersville, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. E491D992. A concise summary of each regiment's service.

Fridley, Russell, editor. Charles E. Flandrau and the Defense of New Ulm. New Ulm, MN: Brown County Historical Society, 1962. 62 p. F6l4N4F7.

Jennison, Samuel P. "The Illusions of a Soldier." In Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle (MOLLUS, MN, Vol. 1). St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Book & Stationary Co, 1887. pp. 369-80 (7 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v26.

Jorgenson, Wayne. - Minnesota in the Civil War: A Photographic Legacy. - Military Images (May/Jun 2008): p. 29. Per.

Minnesota. Board of Commissioners on Publication of History of Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Vol. 1. Cartersville, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. Unit history and roster.

Wakefield, Larry. "Volunteer's Tour of Duty." [Henry McConnell] Military History (Apr l989): pp. 42-49 (8 photocopied pages). Per.

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

For Additional Research