Louisiana 2nd Field Light Artillery (Confederate)
01 Mar 1862
Louisiana 2nd Field Light Artillery organized.
21 May 1863
Participated in the Battle of Port Hudson at East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.
In cooperation with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s final offensive against Vicksburg, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks’s army moved against the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson on the Mississippi River. Like Vicksburg, Port Hudson was located atop high bluffs at the river bank that commanded the river. On May 11th, Banks learned that some Confederates had been moved from Port Hudson to support the forces defending Vicksburg, so he sought to move upon the garrison before those troops could be replaced. Banks…
09 Apr 1865
Participated in the Battle of Appomattox Court House at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Between 26,000 and 28,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered and were paroled.
26 May 1865
Louisiana 2nd Field Light Artillery mustered out.