2nd United States Artillery, Batteries B and L

   

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Note: These batteries were consolidated in May 1862 and served together for the rest of the war.

Muster In: Both units existed prior to the war.1
Muster Out: Both units existed after the war.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Edward Heaton
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Horse Artillery Brigade | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 6 x 3-inch Ordnance Rifles (March 31, 1864)5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Horse Artillery Brigade | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Lieutenant Edward Heaton (June 30, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Horse Artillery Brigade | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Lieutenant Edward Heaton (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Horse Artillery Brigade | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Left Petersburg on August 5, 1864.12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.13

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles17:

  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-August 5.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 233
      4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 551
      5. Volume 3 (Ordnance Returns for the First Quarter, January-March, 1864); 2nd United States Artillery, Batteries B & L Entry, Page 161; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 1); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: Not many returns exist for June 30, 1864, and none exist past that, so I’ve made the decision to include the March 31, 1864 ordnance return data in the absence of better information.  I’ll add more immediate reports of tube numbers and types as they are found.
      6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 233
      7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 551
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 551
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 262
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 736
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 736
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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