Battle Unit Details

UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery

Overview:
Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered into State service May 23, 1861. Moved to Alton, Ill., July 6, thence to St. Charles and Mexico, Mo., and duty in Northern Missouri till August. Ordered to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and mustered in August 17, 1861. Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., thence to Booneville, Mo., October 1. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West and to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri. to December, 1862, and Dept. of the Tennessee to January, 1863. Artillery, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1863. Artillery, 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to September, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1865. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1865.

Service:
Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 21-November 8, 1861. At Ottersville, Mo., till January, 1862. Moved to Lebanon, Mo., January 25. Curtis' advance on Springfield, Mo., January 25-February 11. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. March to Sugar Creek March 10, thence to Cross Timbers March 15, and over Ozark Mountains to Batesville April 5-May 3. March to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 13. Duty at Helena till March, 1863. Ordered to Milliken's Bend, La., March 20, and duty there till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson's Hill, Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black till August. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 20. At Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Duty in District of LaFourche and Defences of New Orleans, La., till August, 1864. Operations in Mobile Bay against Forts Gaines and Morgan August 2-23. Siege and capture of Fort Gaines August 3-8. Siege and capture of Fort Morgan August 8-23. Duty in the Defences of New Orleans and District of LaFourche till July, 1865. (1st Section detached in District of Southwest Missouri to October, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Frontier, to June, 1863. District of Southeast Missouri. Advance on Fayetteville, Ark., October 11-December 3, 1862. March to relief of Gen. Blount December 3-6. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. At Fayetteville till December 27. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Duty at various points in Missouri till April, 1863. Operations against Marmaduke April 20-May 2. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo. Duty in District of Southeast Missouri till July, 1863.) Battery mustered out July 28, 1865.

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.

ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "B," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Organized at Springfield, Ill., June 20, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to April, 1862. Unattached Artillery, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Post of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Fort Pickering, Post of Memphis, Tenn., to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. Post of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865.

Service:
Duty in Dept. of Missouri till April, 1862. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 1-4, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty in Districts of Jackson and Corinth till October, 1862. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Garrison duty at Corinth till January, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., January 25, and duty at Fort Pickering, Defences of Memphis, till June, 1864. Expedition from Memphis to Wyatt's, Miss., February 6-18, 1864. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Battle of Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., and in District of West Tennessee till July, 1865. Mustered out July 15, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 30.

ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "C," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Organized at Cairo, Ill., August 5, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., to March, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., to November, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. District of Clarksville and Fort Donelson, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 5th Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1865.

Service:
Duty in District of Cairo till March, 1862. Ordered to Fort Donelson, Tenn., and garrison duty there and at Clarksville, Tenn., till August, 1865. Also engaged in mounted scout duty between the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Expedition from Fort Donelson to Clarksville September 5-10, 1862. Action at New Providence September 6. Rickett's Hill, Clarksville, September 7. Near Waverly and Richland Creek October 23. Cumberland Iron Works, Fort Donelson, February 3, 1863. Mustered out August 3, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.

ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "D," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Organized at Cairo, Ill., and mustered in December 17, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to April, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, January, 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. Decatur, Ala., District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864.

Service:
Duty at Cairo, Ill., till February, 1862. Expedition from Cairo into Kentucky January 16-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-25. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Jackson, Tenn., June 5-8, and duty there till November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November and December. Action at Davis Mills, Wolf River, Miss., December 21. Post duty at Grand Junction till January, 1864. Expedition to Senatobia, Miss., May 21-26, 1863. Senatobia May 23. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., January, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Ordered to Decatur, Ala., March, 1864, and duty there till November, 1864. Action at Pond Springs, near Courtland, May 27, and at Decatur June 1. Siege of Decatur October 26-29. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., November 1. Mustered out November 21, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to Battery "K," 2nd Light Artillery.

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 13 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "E," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Organized at St. Louis, Mo., as Schwartz's Missouri Battery and mustered in August 20, 1861. Duty in North Missouri (1 Section) September 6 to December 29, 1861. Battery ordered to Cairo, Ill., September 14. Attached to District of Cairo and 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to April, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to November, 1863. Plaquemine, District of Baton Rouge, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to September, 1864.

Service:
Duty at Cairo, Ill., Fort Holt and Jefferson, Ky., till February, 1862. Expedition to Bloomfield, Mo., November 1, 1861. Expedition into Kentucky January 10-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege or Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Purdy, Bethel and Jackson June 5-8. Duty at Jackson till November. Action at Britton's Lane September 1. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9, 1862. March to Moscow, Tenn., December 24, 1862, to January 12, 1863, and duty there guarding Memphis & Charleston R. R. till March, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till May. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 12-22. Siege of Vicksburg May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear and Berwick City till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Duty at Plaquemine, La., District of Baton Rouge, La., till June, 1864, and at New Orleans, La., till September. Mustered out September 29, 1864, expiration of term.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.

ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "F," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Organized at Cape Girardeau, Mo., and mustered in December 11, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., Dept. of Missouri, to April, 1862. Unattached, Army Tennessee, April, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13 Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., to March, 1865. 5th Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, to July, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., as garrison of Forts "A" and "B" till March 14, 1862. Ordered to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till October. (1 Section at Bolivar, Tenn., and present at Battle of Hatchie River October 5, 1862.) Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9, 1862. At Moscow and Memphis, Tenn., January 12 to February 6. 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 6-10. Duty there till April 22. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 22. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15. Expedition from Natchez to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Duty at Natchez and Vicksburg till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 2-March 3. At Vicksburg till April. Moved from Vicksburg to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Shadow Church and Westbrook's, near Fairburn, October 2. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., November, 1864, and duty there and in 5th Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, till July, 1865. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, 1864 (Reserve). Mustered out July 27, 1865.

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 24 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

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