The Civil War in Massachusetts



Massachusetts 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment

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HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Massachusetts 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment was organized at Readville and mustered in Company "A" July 28, 1863; Company "B" July 29, 1863; Company "C" August 4, 1863; Company "D" August 22, 1863, and left State for New Berne, N. C., September 5, 1863. Company "E" October 5, 1863, and Company "F" October 8, 1863. Left State for New Berne, N. C., November 7, 1863. Company "G" December 7, 1863. Company "H" December 7, 1863. Company "I" December 11, 1863. Companies "K" and "L" December 22, 1883, and Company "M," December 24, 1863. The Regiment lost during service 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 363 Enlisted men by disease. Total 382. OFFICERS:

ASSIGNMENTS:

Assigned to garrison duty in Department of Virginia and North Carolina.

SERVICE:

Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va., January 8, 1864. Company "A" at Fort Macon, N. C., to July, 1864; at New Berne to December, 1864; at Plymouth till March, 1865. Company "B" at Newport Barracks to December, 1864, and at New Berne till March, 1865. Company "C" at Morehead City till July, 1864, and at New Berne till March, 1865. Company "D" at Fort Macon till July, 1864; at New Berne till November, 1864, and at Plymouth till March, 1865. Company "E" at Fort Totten to July, 1864; at New Berne till November, 1864, and at Plymouth till March, 1865. Company "F" at Fort Totten till April, 1864; at Fort Levinson till July, 1864, and at New Berne till March, 1865. Company "G" at Plymouth till April, 1864. Siege of Plymouth April 17-20. Captured. At New Berne till April, 1865, and at Fort Macon till June, 1865. Company "H" at Plymouth till April, 1864. Siege of Plymouth April 17-20. Captured. At New Berne till November, 1864, and at Plymouth till March, 1865. Company "I" at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., till July, 1864, and at New Berne, N. C., till March, 1865. Companies "K" and "L" at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., and other points in Virginia till April, 1865; and at New Berne, N. C., till June, 1865. Company "M" at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., to May, 1864, and at New Berne, N. C., to March, 1865. Regimental Headquarters at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., to May, 1864, and at New Berne, N. C., to July, 1865. Expedition to Columbia, N. C., February 13-15, 1865 (Cos. "A," "D," "E" and "H" attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, March, 1865, and ordered to the field March 3. Expedition to Kinston, N. C., March 3-14. Southwest Creek March 7. Battle of Wise's Fork March 8-10. Occupation of Kinston March 14. Provost duty at Kinston till June.) Regiment concentrated at New Berne June, 1865, and assigned to duty at Wilmington and in the Defences of Cape Fear River, including Forts Fisher and Caswell, and duty at Smithville till September. Moved to Boston September 2-16. Mustered out September 23, 1865.

ROSTERS:

Companies G & H

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

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

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