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2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery

Organized at Washington, D. C., from 19th Conn. Infantry, November 23, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to February, 1864. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, and Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to August, 1865.

Garrison duty at Forts Worth, Williams and Ellsworth, defences of Washington, D. C. South of the Potomac till May, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 17. Moved to Spottsylvania C. H. May 17-19. Spottsylvania C. H. May 19-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Hanover C. H. May 29. Cold Harbor May 31-June 12. Before Petersburg June 18-July 10. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 10-12. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. New Market September 23-24. Woodstock September 25. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Winchester and in the valley till December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 1-5. Siege of Petersburg December 5, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run Feb. 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville till April 23. March to Danville April 23-27 and duty there till May 24. March to Richmond, thence to Washington, D. C., May 24-June 3. Corps review June 8. Duty at Washington till August. Mustered out August 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 242 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 171 Enlisted men by disease. Total 427.

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Organized at Litchfield July 25 to September 9, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 15. Attached to Slough's Brigade, District of Alexandria, Defences of Washington, to January, 1863. Tyler's Command, Artillery, District of Alexandria, Military District of Washington, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1863.

SERVICE-Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria, Va., till January 12, 1863. Garrison duty at Fort Worth till May, and at redoubts near Fort Lyon till November. (Cos. "B," "F," and "G" at Fort Ellsworth.) Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery November 23, 1863. (See 2nd Heavy Artillery.)
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