2nd Connecticut Light Battery
The 2nd Connecticut Light Battery lost 2 enlisted men killed - neither in battle - and 19 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
The battery is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
Organized at Bridgeport under the command of Captain John William Sterling
Left State for Washington, D.C. marching to New York City and then traveling by rail. Went into camp at Bladensburg Toll Gate.
Marched to Fairfax Court House and attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District of Washington and duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington
Near Wolf Run Shoals, Va., where four men died of disease.
Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
Artillery Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps
Assigned to 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve Army Potomac at Edwards Ferry
Battle of Gettysburg
The battery brought 106 men to the battle, of whom three were slightly wounded and two missing. Three horses were killed and one caisson exploded by an Confederate shell. It was armed with four 6-pounder James Rifles and two 12-pounder howitzers
Moved to Frederick
Moved to Camp Berry, Washington, D.C.
Artillery Dept. of the East
Moved to New York City and into camp at City Hall Park. Detachments served at East New York, Albany, Kingston, Tarrytown and Troy.
Moved to Washington; Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps
Moved to Baltimore
Embarked on steamship Arago for New Orleans, La., then to Brashear City
Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf
At Algiers; Artillery 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, then Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. Gulf
Expedition to Mobile Bay; Unattached artillery 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf
Operations against Fort Gaines
Operations against Fort Morgan
Duty at Fort Gaines
Moved to Algiers
Moved to New Orleans
Moved to mouth of White River, Ark.,
Artillery Reserve Corps Military Division West Mississippi
Moved to to Barrancas, Fla.; Artillery 2nd Division, Reserve Corps;
Moved to Kennerville, La.; Artillery 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi
March 11-April 1
Expedition to Fort Blakely, Mobile Bay
Occupation of Canoe Station
Siege of Fort Blakely
Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely
Occupation of Mobile
April - July
Duty at Mobile and Selma, Ala.
Moved to New Orleans, then to New Haven, Conn.