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

14 07 2022

Attached to Wilcox’s Brigade, Heintzelman’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia, June to August, 1861. Kearney’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Artillery, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Dept. of the Rappahannock, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1864. Horse Artillery, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Reserve Horse Artillery, Army of the Shenandoah, to April,. 1865. Horse Artillery, Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to October, 1865.

SERVICE.— Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the De- fences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Advance to Falmouth, Va., April 9-19. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Peninsula Campaign May to August. West Point May 7. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing till August 16. Moved to Alexandria August 16-24. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Crampton’s Pass, South Mountain. Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth till April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14-16. Reconnoissance across the Rapidan September 21-23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Raccoon Ford and Morton’s Ford October 10. Morton’s Ford, Stevensburg, and near Kelly’s Ford October 11. Brandy Station or Fleetwood October 11-12. Oak Hill October 15. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12, 1864. Wilderness. May 5-7. Todd’s Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan’s Raid to the James River May 9-24. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Haw’s Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-7. Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11- 12. Black Creek or Tunstall Station and White Horse or St. Peter’s Church June 21. Siege of Petersburg June 29-August 2. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Malvern Hill July 28. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Toll Gate, near White Post, and near Newtown August 11. Near Kearneysville August 25. Leetown and Smithfield, W. Va., August 28. Smithfield Crossing, Opequan, August 29. Sevier’s Ford, Opequan, September 15. Battle of Opequan September 19. Fisher’s Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Tom’s Brook October 8-9. Duty at Winchester and in the Shenandoah Valley till December, and at Pleasant Valley, Md., till April, 1865. At Washington, D. C., till October, 1865.

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