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“2nd Regiment Jackson Heavy”

The 5th New York Heavy Artillery lost 90 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 295 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

March 6 Organized by consolidation of Jackson Heavy Artillery as Companies E, F, G and H and 2nd Jackson Heavy Artillery as Companies A, B, C & D
March 11 Service as garrison in New York Harbor at Forts Hamilton, LaFayette, Wood, Gibson, Richmond and Schuyler
May 27 Moved to Baltimore, Md. and duty there in the Defenses of Baltimore, Maryland attached to  8th Army Corps, Middle Department.
June 19 Companies A & F detached at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
September 4-5 Company A – Point of Rocks and Berlin
September 7 Company A – Point of Rocks
September 12-15 Companies A & F – Defense of Harper’s Ferry
September 12-13 Companies A & F – Maryland Heights
September 14 Companies A & F – Bolivar Heights
September 15 Companies A & F Surrendered with Harper’s Ferry garrison
September 16 Companies A & F paroled and rejoined Regiment at Baltimore.
December 31 Assigned to duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., north and south of the Potomac

6th Battalion Heavy Artillery (3rd Battalion Black River Heavy Artillery) assigned to Regiment as 3rd Battalion, Companies I, K, L & M.

February Attached to Morris’ Brigade, 8th Army Corps
March Attached to 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps to April, 1864
November 24 3rd Battalion, Companies I, K, L & M at Harper’s Ferry attached to the Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia
April 19 to July 29 1st Battalion attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia
April 29-May 16 1st Battalion – Sigel’s Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market
May 15 1st Battalion – Battle of New Market
May 26-July 1 1st Battalion – Hunter’s Raid on Lynchburg, Va.
June 5 1st Battalion – Piedmont
June 6 1st Battalion – Occupation of Staunton
June 17 1st Battalion – Diamond Hill
June 17-18 1st Battalion – Lynchburg
June 19 1st Battalion – Liberty
June 21 1st Battalion – Salem
July 4-7 1st Battalion – Operations about Harper’s Ferry
July 17-18 1st Battalion – Snicker’s Ferry
July 24 1st Battalion – Kernstown, Winchester
July 25 1st Battalion – Martinsburg
July 29 –
October 28
2nd Battalion attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia
August-October 1st Battalion – Duty at Harper’s Ferry

2nd Battalion – Sheridan’s Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley

August 12 2nd Battalion – Cedar Creek
August 21 2nd Battalion – Charlestown
August 23 2nd Battalion – Halltown
September 3 2nd Battalion – Berryville
September 19 2nd Battalion – Third Battle of Winchester
September 22 2nd Battalion – Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 13 2nd Battalion – Cedar Creek
October 19 2nd Battalion – Battle of Cedar Creek
October 20-29 2nd Battalion – At Harper’s Ferry
November Regiment on duty in the Shenandoah Valley and in District of Harper’s Ferry
January Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of West Virginia
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia
June Attached to District of Harper’s Ferry
July 19 Regiment mustered out
July 24 3rd Battalion mustered out