Battle Unit Details

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS

2nd Regiment, United States Colored Light Artillery

Overview:
Battery "A"
Organized at Nashville, Tenn., April 30, 1864. Attached to Post and District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1866.

SERVICE -- Garrison duty at Nashville, Tenn., and in Middle Tennessee, till January 1866. Battle of Nashville, December 15-16, 1864. Mustered out January 13, 1866.

Battery "B"
Organized at Fort Monroe, Va., January 8, 1864, Attached to Fort Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Artillery, Hincks' Colored Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to May, 1864. Rand's Provisional Brigade, 18th Corps, to June, 1864. Arillery Brigade, 18th Corps, June, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to July 1864. Defences of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1865. Artillery 25th Corps and Dept. of Texas to March 1866.

SERVICE -- Duty at Fort Monroe, Va., till April 1864. Butler's operations south of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., May 4 to June 15, 1864. Action at Wilson's Wharf May 24. Petersburg, Va., June 9. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond till July 7. Ordered to Portsmouth, Va., July 7, and duty there till May, 1865. Ordered to Texas May, 1865, and duty on the Rio Grande till March, 1866. Mustered out March 17, 1866.

Battery "C"
Organized from 1st Louisiana Battery, African Descent. Designated Battery "A" March 11, 1864, and Battery "C" April 26, 1864. Attached to Post of Goodrich Landing, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to May, 1864. Post of Vicksburg, Miss., to July, 1864. Post of Milliken's Bend, La., District of Vicksburg, Miss., to December, 1864. Reserve Artillery, Post of Vicksburg, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to December, 1865.

SERVICE -- Post and garrison duty at Goodrich's Landing, Vicksburg, and Milliken's Bend, and in the Dept. of Mississippi till December, 1865. Mustered out December 28, 1865.

Predecessor unit:

LOUISIANA VOLUNTEERS.
1st BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Hebron's Plantation, Miss., November 6, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, U.S. Colored Troops, District of Vicksburg, to April, 1864. On duty at Goodrich Landing and Vicksburg till April, 1864. Designation of Battery changed to Battery "C," 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery, April 26, 1864, which see.

Battery "D"
Organized from 2nd Louisiana Battery, African Descent. Designated Battery "B" March 11, 1864, and Battery "D" April 26, 1864. Attached to Post of Goodrich Landing, Dist. of Vicksburg, Miss., to December, 1864. Reserve Artillery, District of Vicksburg, Dept. of Mississippi, to December, 1865.

SERVICE -- Post and garrison duty at Goodrich's Landing, till December, 1864, and at Vicksburg, Miss., and in the Dept. of Mississippi till December 1865. Mustered out December 28, 1865.

Predecessor unit:

LOUISIANA VOLUNTEERS.
2nd BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Black River Bridge, Miss., December 21, 1863. Attached to Post of Vicksburg, Miss., District of Vicksburg to March, 1864. Post Goodrich Landing, District of Vicksburg, to April, 1864. Designation of Battery changed to Battery "D," 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery, April 26, 1864, which see.

Battery "E"
Organized from 3rd Battery Louisiana Artillery, African Descent. Designated Battery "C" March 11, 1864, and Battery "E" April 26, 1864. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to September, 1865.

SERVICE -- Post and garrison duty at Helena, Ark., till muster out. Operations in Arkansas July 1-31, 1864. Action at Wallace's Ferry, Big Creek, July 26. Operations in Eastern Arkansas August 1-5, 1864. Lamb's Plantation, near Helena, August 1. Expedition from Helena to Kent's Landing August 11-14 (Detachment). Expedition up White River August 29-September 2, 1864. Mustered out September 26, 1865.

Predecessor unit:

LOUISIANA VOLUNTEERS.
3rd BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Helena, Ark., December 1, 1863. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, and duty at Helena, Ark., till April, 1864. Designation of Battery changed to Battery "E," 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery, April 26, 1864, which see.

Battery "F"
Organized from Memphis Light Battery, African Descent. Designated Battery "D" March 11, 1864, and Battery "F" April 26, 1864. Attached to 1st Colored Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. Post and Defences of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to December, 1864. Artillery Reserve, District of West Tennessee, to April 1865. Bridgeport, Ala., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July 1865. 2nd Infantry Brigade, District of West Tennesee, to December, 1865.

SERVICE -- Post and garrison duty at Memphis, Tenn., till April, 1865. Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 12, 1864 (Section). Sturgis' Expedition into Mississippi June 1-18. Battle of Ripley, Miss., June 7. Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Duty at Memphis till April 1865. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21, 1864. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., April, 1865, and duty there till December, Mustered out by consolidation with 3rd United States Colored Heavy Artillery December 28, 1865.

Battery "G"
Organized at Hilton Head, S.C., May 24, 1864. Attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to August, 1864. District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. of the South, to October 1864. 2nd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to June, 1865. Dept. of the South, to August, 1865.

SERVICE -- Post and garrison duty at Hilton Head and Beaufort, S.C., entire term. Mustered out August 12, 1865.

Battery "H"
Organized from 1st Arkansas Battery, African Descent, December 13, 1864. Attached to Post of Pine Bluff, Ark., 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to September 1865.

SERVICE -- Garrison duty at Pine Bluff, Ark., entire term. Expedition to Mount Elba, Ark., and skirmish at Saline River, January 22-February 4, 1865. Mustered out September 15, 1865.

Predecessor unit:

ARKANSAS VOLUNTEERS.
1st BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY (AFRICAN DESCENT).
Organized at Pine Bluff, Ark., June 4, 1864. Garrison duty at Pine Bluff, Ark. 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, till December, 1864. Designation changed to Battery "H," 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery, December 13, 1864, which see.

Battery "I"
Organized at Memphis, Tenn., April 19, 1864. Attached to District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to June, 1864. Colored Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn. District of West Tennessee to December, 1864. Artillery Reserve, District of West Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1866.

SERVICE -- Post and garrison duty at Memphis, Tenn., till April 1865. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Battle of Tupelo July 14-15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Duty at Memphis and in District of West Tennessee till January, 1866. Mustered out January 10, 1866.
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