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2nd Battery, Vermont Light Artillery

Organized at Brandon and mustered in December 24, 1861. Moved to Lowell, Mass., December 24; thence to Boston February 4, 1862. Embark on Steamer "Idaho" for Ship Island, La., February 6, arriving there March 8. Attached to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Port Hudson, La., to July, 1865.

Operations against New Orleans, La., April 11-May 2, 1862. Occupation of New Orleans May 2 (the first Union Battery to enter the city). Duty in New Orleans till May 31, and at Camp Parapet till October 31. Expedition to Pass Manchac July 25-August 2. Duty at New Orleans October 31 to December 26. Expedition to Galveston, Texas, December 26, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Action at Galveston January 1, 1863. Duty at New Orleans till March. Expedition to Port Hudson, La., March 7-20. At Baton Rouge till May. Advance on Port Hudson May 18-24. Action at Plains Store May 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Jackson, La., August 3. Garrison and guard duty at Port Hudson till July, 1865. Expedition to Clinton July 28, 1864. Non-Veterans mustered out September 30, 1864. Battery moved to Vermont July 7-20, 1865, and mustered out July 31, 1865.

Losses during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 53 Enlisted men by disease. Total 54.
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