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2nd Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery

Overview:
Organized at St. Louis, Mo., as 1st Regiment, Missouri Artillery, U. S. Reserve Corps, September 16 to November 6, 1861. Designation changed to 2nd Missouri Artillery November 20, 1861, and assigned to duty in forts about St. Louis till September, 1863. Consolidated to a Battalion of 5 Companies September 29, 1863. Landgraeber's Battery, Horse Artillery, assigned as Company "F," September 30, 1863. Companies "C" and "D" form new Company "A." Company "B" retained its organization. Companies "I" and "H" form new Company "C." Companies "A," "F," "G" and "K" form new Company "D." Companies "E," "L" and "M" form new Company "E." Six new Batteries organized as follows: "G" at St. Louis November 15, 1863. "H" at Springfield, Mo., December 4, 1863. "I" at Springfield, Mo., December 29, 1863. "K" at Springfield, Mo., January 14, 1864. "L" at Sedalia, Mo., January 20, 1864 (formerly 1st Battery, Missouri State Militia), "M" at St. Louis February 15, 1864. (See the several Batteries for history.)

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BATTERY "A," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Dept. Missouri, to November, 1862. District of Rolla, Dept. Missouri, to February, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to September, 1863. Battery reorganized from Batteries "C" and "D" September 29, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to December, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, Detachment, Army Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, Dept. Cumberland, to June, 1865. District of St. Louis to August, 1865.

Service:
Garrison duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., till June 11, 1864. Ordered to St. Louis, and duty there all September. Moved to Franklin, Mo., during Price's Raid. Moved to St. Louis, October 12, thence to Paducah, Ky., November 6, and to Nashville, Tenn. Garrison duty at Johnsonville, Tenn., January to June, 1865. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 24, 1865.

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BATTERY "B," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to June, 1864. District of Rolla, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to October, 1864. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to July, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. Missouri, to December, 1865.

Service:
Duty in Forts about St. Louis, Mo., till February, 1863. Garrison duty at New Madrid, Mo., till April 24, 1864. At Cape Girardeau till May. Moved to Springfield, Mo., via St. Louis and Sedalia, thence to Rolla, Mo., June 20, and duty there till October. March from Rolla to Jefferson City October 4-6 (Detachment). Moreau Creek October 7. Jefferson City October 7-8. Expedition to Rocheport October 11-29. At Rocheport till November 13, then rejoined Battery at Rolla. Moved to Franklin November 19-21, and duty there till June 1, 1865. Ordered to St. Louis June 1 and equipped as Cavalry. Moved to Omaha, Neb., June 11-20. Powder River Exposition. March to Powder River and Fort Connor July 11-September 20. Actions on Powder River September 2-8. Mustered out December 20, 1865.

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BATTERY "C," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to September, 1862. District Rolla, Dept Missouri, to February, 1863. District St Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to September, 1863. Reorganized from Batteries "H" and "I" September 29, 1863. District St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to August, 1864. District North Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to June, 1865. District Plains, Dept. Missouri, to December, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Hartsville, Cape Girardeau and in District of St. Louis, till May 8, 1864. Ordered to St. Louis May 8. One section returned to Cape Girardeau May 23, 1864. One section at St Joseph, Mo., and one section at Warrensburg, Mo., till October, 1864. Ordered to Jefferson City, Mo., October. Defence of Jefferson City against Price's attack October 7-8. Moved to Booneville, thence to Glasgow and to Macon City, arriving November 5 (1 Section). Duty at Macon City and Cape Girardeau till June, 1865. Ordered to St. Louis June 1. Equipped as Cavalry. Moved to Omaha, Neb., June 11-20. Powder River Expedition. March to Powder River and Fort Connor July 11-September 20. Actions on Powder River September 2-8. Mustered out December 20, 1865.

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BATTERY "D," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to March, 1863. District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to August, 1863. District of St Louis, Mo., to September, 1863. Battery reorganized from Batteries "A," "F," "G" and "K" September 20, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., to December, 1863. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Army Arkansas, and 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Mouth of White River, Ark., to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas, to November, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., till July, 1863. Operations against Marmaduke April 17-May 2. Cape Girardeau April 26. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., July and duty there till September, 1863. At Bloomfield till December. Moved to Rolla via Pilot Knob December 1, 1863, thence march with 1st Nebraska Cavalry to Batesville, Ark. Duty at Batesville and Duvall's Bluff, Ark., till January, 1865. Near Batesville February 20, 1864. Pikeville May 25, 1864. Operations on White River June 20-29. Near Clarendon and St. Charles June 25-26, and pursuit to Bayou DeView June 26-28. Augusta September 2. Duty at Post of St. Charles January, 1865, to June, 1865, and at mouth of White River till August. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo. Duty in District of the Plains till November. Mustered out November 21, 1865.

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BATTERY "E," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis to September, 1863. Reorganized September 29, 1863, from Batteries "E," "L," "M." District of St. Louis, Mo., to December, 1863. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Army Arkansas, and 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to June. 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. Missouri, to November, 1865.

Service:
Duty in District of St. Louis, Mo., till December, 1863. Actions at Bloomfield, Mo., September 11 and October 22, 1862. Cape Girardeau April 26, 1863. Ordered to Little Rock, Ark. December, 1863, and duty there till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden April 23-May 3. Elkin's Ferry, Little Missouri River, April 3-4, 1864. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Camden April 15-18. Marks' Mills April 25. Duty at Little Rock till June, 1865. Ordered to St Louis, Mo., and equipped as Cavalry. Moved to Omaha, Neb. Powder River Expedition, march to Powder River and Fort Connor July 11-September 20. Actions on Powder River September 2-8. Mustered out November 22, 1865.

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BATTERY "F" 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., to September, 1862. District of Rolla, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to February, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to September, 1863. Transferred to new Battery "D" September 29, 1863. Reorganized September 30, 1863, by assignment of Landgraeber's Battery, Horse Artillery. Attached to 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District Middle Tennessee, Dept. Cumberland, to June, 1865. District St. Louis, Mo., to August, 1865.

Service:
March to Chattanooga, Tenn., October-November, 1863. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Barton Station, Cane Creek add Dickson's Station, Ala., October 20. Cherokee Station October 21. Cane Creek October 26. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Cherokee Station October 29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Garrison duty in Alabama till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 5-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 29. Duty at Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn., with Reserve Artillery, till June, 1865. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 25, 1865.

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BATTERY "G," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to November, 1862. District of Rolla, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to February, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to September, 1863. Transferred to New Battery "D" September 29, 1863. Reorganized at St. Louis, Mo., November 15, 1863. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to December, 1864. Artillery Reserve, District of West Tennessee, to August, 1865.

Service:
Duty at St. Louis and Rolla, Mo., till February, 1864. Ordered to Pilot Knob February 20, 1864, and duty there till April. Ordered to Cape Girardeau April 12, and duty there till August 9. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., August 9-12. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21. Expedition to Clifton, Tenn., and Eastport, Miss., in pursuit of Forest September 30. Near Eastport October 10. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., and in District of West Tennessee till August, 1865. Mustered out August 22, 1865.

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BATTERY "H," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to September, 1863. Transferred to New Battery "C" September 29. 1863. Reorganized at Springfield, Mo., December 4, 1863. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. Missouri, to November, 1865.

Service:
Duty in the District of St. Louis, Mo., till April, 1864. Expedition from New Madrid and skirmishes in swamps of Little River near Osceola and on Pemiscott Bayou April 5-9. Ordered to Cape Girardeau April 28. Actions at Ironton, Shutin Gap and Arcadia Valley September 26. Fort Davidson, Pilot Knob, September 26-27. Leesburg or Harrison September 28-29. March from Rolla to Jefferson City October 4-6. Defence of Jefferson City against Price's attack October 7-8. California, Booneville and Russellville October 9. Booneville October 9-12. Little Blue October 21. Big Blue, State Line, October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or Battle of Charlott October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Newtonia October 28. At Franklin till June, 1865. Moved to Omaha, Neb., June 11-20. Powder River Expedition. March to Powder River and Fort Connor July 11-September 20. Actions on Powder River September 2-3. Mustered out November 20, 1865.

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BATTERY "I," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to September, 1863. Transferred to New Battery "C" September 29, 1863. Reorganized at Springfield, Mo., December 28, 1863. Attached to District Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division (Detachment), Army Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District Middle Tennessee, Dept. Cumberland, to June, 1865. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to August, 1865.

Service:
Duty in the District of St. Louis till April, 1864. Expedition from New Madrid, Mo., and skirmishes in swamps of Little River near Osceola and on Pemiscott Bayou April 5-9, 1864. Duty in Southwest Missouri till October. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., November 10, thence to Nashville, Tenn. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Duty in District of Nashville till March, 1865, and in District of Middle Tennessee till June. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 23, 1865.

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BATTERY "K" 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to August, 1863. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Arkansas Expedition, to September, 1863.

Service:
Duty in District of St. Louis till July, 1863. Operations against Marmaduke April 16-May 2, 1863. Castor River, near Bloomfield, April 29. Bloomfield April 30. Join Davidson's Cavalry Division at Pilot Knob June, 1863. Davidson's march to join Steele and Steele's Expedition to Little Rock, Ark., July 1-September 10. Bayou Metoe or Reed's Bridge August 27. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Pursuit of Price September 11-13. Near Little Rock September 11. Transferred to New Battery "D" September 29, 1863. Reorganized at Springfield, Mo., January 14, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1865.

Service:
Duty in, the District of St. Louis, Mo., till June, 1865. Expedition from New Madrid, Mo., and skirmishes in swamps of Little River, near Oceola and on Pemiscott Bayou, April 5-9, 1864. Leesburg and Harrison September 28-29. Little Blue October 21. Big Blue and State Line October 22. At Franklin, Mo., till June, 1865. Moved to Omaha, Neb., June 11-20. Powder River Expedition. March to Powder River and Fort Connor July 11-September 20. Skirmishes on Powder River September 2-8. Mustered out November 25, 1865.

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BATTERY "L" 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1862. District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1863.

Service:
Duty in District of St. Louis till September, 1862. At Houston July, 1862. Action at Mountain Store, Big Piney, July 25, 1862. At Hartsville, District of Rolla, Mo., till July, 1863, and at St. Louis, Mo., till September, 1863. Scout in Wayne, Stoddard and Dunklin Counties August 20-27, 1862. Little River Bridge August 31, 1862 (Detachment). Hartsville, Wood's Fork, January 11, 1863. Transferred to new Battery "E" September 29, 1863. Reorganized at Sedalia, Mo., January 20, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., and Central District of Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to April, 1865. District of North Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1865.

Service:
Duty at St. Louis and Warrenton, Mo., District of Central Missouri. Action at Moreau Bottom October 7. Defence of Jefferson City against Price's attack October 7-8. California October 9. Battle of Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or Battle of Charlot October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Duty in District of Central Missouri till April, 1865, and in North Missouri till June. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo. Moved to Omaha, Neb., June 11-20. Powder River Expedition. March to Powder River and Fort Connor July 11-September 20. Actions on Powder River September 2-8. Mustered out November 25, 1865.

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BATTERY "M," 2nd REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., January, 1862. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862. 2nd Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1863. District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, District of Southeast Missouri, to July, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Cavalry Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to August, 1863. Artillery 1st Cavalry Division, Arkansas Expedition, to September, 1863.

Service:
Duty in District of St. Louis till November, 1862. Pitman's Ferry, Ark., October 27, 1862. At St. Louis till June, 1863. Joined Division at Pilot Knob, Mo., June, 1863. Davidson's march to join Steele and Steele's Expedition to Little Rock, Ark., July 1-September 10. March to Clarendon, on White River, July 1-August 8. Shallow Ford Bayou, Metoe, August 30. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Pursuit of Price September 11-14. Near Little Rock September 11. Transferred to new Battery "E" September 29, 1863. Reorganized at St. Louis, Mo., February 15, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., to June, 1865. Duty at St. Louis till August, 1864. Ordered to Springfield, Mo., August 15, and duty there till November. Moved to Paducah, Ky., November 10, to Rolla November 26, thence to Franklin, Mo., and duty there till June, 1865. Moved to Omaha, Neb., June 11-20. Powder River Expedition. March to Powder River and Fort Connor July 11-September 20. Actions on Powder River September 2-8. Mustered out December 20, 1865.

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LANDGRAERER'S BATTERY HORSE ARTILLERY.

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., October 8, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 5th Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. Artillery 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, l1th Division, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. Artillery 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863.

Service:
Duty in Southwest Missouri till January, 1862. Curtis' advance on Springfield, Mo., January 23-February 12. Pursuit of Price to Cassville, Ark., February 13-16. Sugar Creek February 17. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. March to Batesville April 5-May 3, thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Duty at Helena, Ark., till December. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 4-14. Demonstrations on Haines' and Snyder's Bluff April 29-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Bolton's Depot July 16. Briar Creek, near Canton, July 17. Canton July 18. At Big Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., September 22. Assigned to 2nd Missouri Light Artillery as Battery "F," September 30, 1863, and for further history see that Battery.
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