United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts

The 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery lost 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease during the Civil War.

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