United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine

The Second Maine Battery lost 1 officer and 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, and 26 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

November 20 Organized at Augusta and mustered in; Duty at Augusta
March 10 At Fort Preble, Portland, Me.
April 2 Ordered to Washington, D.C. and camp at Capital Hill
April 20 Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (McDowell’s), Dept. of the Rappahannock
April 20-27 Moved to Potomac Creek, Va., then to Belie Plains
May 9 Moved to Falmouth
May 25-30 To Manassas and Front Royal
June Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps. Army of Virginia
June 16 Moved to Manassas
July 5 Warrenton
July 9 To Waterloo
August 5 To Culpeper C. H.
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 25-27 Plains of Manassas
August 28 Thoroughfare Gap
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Battle of Bull Run
September 1 Battle of Centreville
September Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 11 –
October 13
Duty in the Defences of Washington
October 13 –
November 23
Operations in Maryland and Virginia
November 23 –
December 9
Camp at Brooks Station
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg


January 20-24 “Mud March”
February – April Camp near Fletcher’s Chapel
April 28 – May 8 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29 – May 2 Operations at Fitzhugh’s Crossing
May 2-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June Attached to Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Corps
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain James A. Hall. It brought to the field 127 men serving six Ordnance Rifles, and suffered 18 wounded.

August 2-
September 16
At Norman’s Ford
September 17 Moved to Culpeper, thence to the Rapidan River
November 5 Attached to Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps


April 25 Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac
May 3 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-12
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
May 10 Ny River
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey River
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 1-3 Bethesda Church
June 15 Before Petersburg
July Attached to Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps
August Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac
September 17 Mine Explosion, Petersburg
September 17 Moved to City Point and duty in the defences at that point
May 3 Moved to Alexandria, Va.
May 31 To Augusta
June 16 Mustered out