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

25 07 2022

At Washington, D. C, May, 1861. Attached to Davies’ Brigade, Miles’ Division, McDowell’s Army, North- east Virginia, June to August, 1861. Kearney’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Artillery, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1862. Artillery, Heintzelman’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, DeRussy’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defences of Washington, D. C., south of the Potomac, to August, 1865.

SERVICE. — Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Near Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Moved to Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Near Williamsburg May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing till August 16. Moved to Alexandria, Va., August 16-24. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April. 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 1-3. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Barnett’s Ford February 6-7. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 2. Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania Court House May 8-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31- June 2. Dismounted June 2 and ordered to Washington, D. C. Duty in the Defences of that city till Agust, 1865.

From Frederick Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, p. 1699