Second Battery Maine Light Artillery

Acton men who served in the 2nd Battery, Ist Battalion Maine Light Infantry:

Franklin E. Emery

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

2nd Battery Light Artillery ("B")

Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 20, 1861. Duty at Augusta until March 10, 1862, and at Fort Preble, Portland, Me., until April 2. Ordered to Washington, D.C., April 2, and camp at Capital Hill until April 20. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (McDowell's), Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps. Army of Virginia, to September. 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Corps, to November, 1863. Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to May, 1865.

SERVICE---Moved to Potomac Creek, Va., thence to Belie Plains April 20-27, 1862. Moved to Falmouth May 9, thence to Manassas and Front Royal May 25-30. Moved to Manassas June 16, to Warrenton July 5, to Waterloo July 9, thence to Culpeper C. H. August 5. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9, Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Plains of Manassas August 25-27. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Battle of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Centreville September 1. Duty in the Defences of Washington September 11-October 13. Operations in Maryland and Virginia October 13-November 23. Camp at Brooks Station November 23-December 9. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Camp near Fletcher's Chapel until April 28. Chancellorsville Campaign April 28-May 8. Operations at Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. At Norman's Ford August 2-September 16. Moved to Culpeper, thence to the Rapidan River. Ordered to Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., November 5, and duty there until April 25, 1864. Joined 9th Army Corps April 25. Rapidan Campaign May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Ny River May 10. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey River May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 15-September 17, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Moved to City Point September 17, and duty in the defences at that point until May 3, 1865. Defence of City Point September 18, 1864, and April 2, 1865. Moved to Alexandria, Va., May 3, thence to Augusta May 31. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 31.


See also:

United States National Archives and Records Service. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations - MAINE First Cavalry Second Cavalry First Heavy Artillery First Battalion, Light Artillery Garrison Artillery First Battalion, Sharp Shooters, Infantry First Regiment, Veteran Volunteers, Infantry First Battalion, Infantry First Infantry (3 Months, l86l) through Third Infantry.