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2nd Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

Organized at Staten Island, N. Y., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Companies "C" and "D" September 18, Company "B" August 23, Companies "A" and "E" October 2, Companies "F," "G" and "H" October 15, Company "L" November 18, Companies "I" and "K" December 11 and Company "M" December 12, 1861. Eight Companies left State for Washington, D. C., November 7, 1861. Company "L" left December 2, and Companies "I," "K" and "M" December 12, 1861. Attached to Military District of Washington, D. C., December, 1861, to May, 1862. Sturgis' Command, Military District of Washington, to January, 1863. Artillery, District of Alexandria, Va,, to February, 1863. Artillery, District of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps. Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, May 16-29, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to September, 1865. (Battery "L" detached March, 1862, and designated 34th New York Independent Battery November, 1863. See 34th Battery for history.)

Duty in the Defences of Washington till May, 1864. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August, 1862. Action at Bull Run Bridge, Va., August 27. Battle of Bull Run, Va., August 29-30. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Spottsylvania Court House, Va., May 18-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Assault at Cold Harbor June 3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Hatcher's Run December 9. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road March 31. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington, D. C., till September. Mustered out at Washington, D. C., September 29, 1865, and honorably discharged from service.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 204 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 247 Enlisted men by disease. Total 461.

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