United States Regiments & Batteries > Connecticut

The 2nd Connecticut Light Battery lost 2 enlisted men killed – neither in battle – and 19 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

The battery is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

July –
September 10
Organized at Bridgeport under the command of Captain John William Sterling
October 15 Left State for Washington, D.C. marching to New York City and then traveling by rail. Went into camp at Bladensburg Toll Gate.
December 12 Marched to Fairfax Court House and attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey’s Division, Military District of Washington and duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington
January Near Wolf Run Shoals, Va., where four men died of disease.
February Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Casey’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
April Artillery Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Corps
June 25 Assigned to 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve Army Potomac at Edwards Ferry
July 1-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery brought 106 men to the battle, of whom three were slightly wounded and two missing. Three horses were killed and one caisson exploded by an Confederate shell. It was armed with four 6-pounder James Rifles and two 12-pounder howitzers

July 5 Moved to Frederick
July 18 Moved to Camp Berry, Washington, D.C.
August Artillery Dept. of the East
August 15 Moved to New York City and into camp at City Hall Park. Detachments served at East New York, Albany, Kingston, Tarrytown and Troy.
October 12 Moved to Washington; Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps
January 24 Moved to Baltimore
January 27 Embarked on steamship Arago for New Orleans, La., then to Brashear City
February Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf
June 17 At Algiers; Artillery 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, then Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. Gulf
July 31 Expedition to Mobile Bay; Unattached artillery 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf
August 2-8 Operations against Fort Gaines
August 9-23 Operations against Fort Morgan
August 24 Duty at Fort Gaines
September 8 Moved to Algiers
September 19 Moved to New Orleans
November 13 Moved to mouth of White River, Ark.,
December Artillery Reserve Corps Military Division West Mississippi
February Moved to to Barrancas, Fla.; Artillery 2nd Division, Reserve Corps;
Moved to Kennerville, La.; Artillery 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi
March 11-
April 1
Expedition to Fort Blakely, Mobile Bay
March 27 Occupation of Canoe Station
April 1-9 Siege of Fort Blakely
April 9 Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely
April 12 Occupation of Mobile
April – July Duty at Mobile and Selma, Ala.
July 13 Moved to New Orleans, then to New Haven, Conn.
August 9 Mustered out