Unit History – Battery E, 2nd U. S. Artillery

16 03 2022

At Washington, D. C, January, 1861. Attached to Schenck’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army, Northeast Virginia, June to August, 1861. Artillery Division, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Potomac, to May, 1862. 5th Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863 Artillery Reserve, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Camp Barry, Washington, D. C, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. Consolidated with Battery “C” 2nd Artillery August 24, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, November, 1864, to October, 1865.

SERVICE. — Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Near Williamsburg May 4. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Turkey Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing till August 16. Movement to Centreville, Va., August 16-28. Battle of Groveton August 29. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Warrenton or Sulphur Springs November 15. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24. Moved to Newport News February 10, and duty there till March 19. Movement to Kentucky March 19-23. Duty in District of Central Kentucky till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Moved to Covington, thence to Crab Orchard, Ky., August 4-18. March to Knoxville, Tenn., September 10-26. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Action at Campbell’s Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Repulse of Longstreet’s assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Operations in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Ordered to Annapolis, Md. Rapidan (Va.) Campaign May 4-June 7. Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-21. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-7. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Ordered to Washington, D. C, 1865.

From Frederick Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, p. 1698


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