Second battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.
（1) Capt. Ormand F. Nims
（2) Capt. William Marland
|Number on rolls,||12||351||363|
|Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,||–||6||6|
|Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,||–||1||1|
|Actual total of members of battery,||12||344||356|
|Killed and died of wounds,||–||2||2|
|Died by accident and disease,||–||23||23|
|Died in Confederate prison,||–||–||–|
|Casualties by Engagements.|
|April 8, Sabine Cross Roads, La.,||–||2||2|
Active also at Port Hudson
, March 13, 1863; Bayou Teche, La.
, April 13, 1863; Port Hudson, La.
, May and July, 1863; Vermilion Bayou, La.
, Carrion Crow Bayou, La.
, Oct. 15, 1863; Grand Coteau, La.
, Nov. 3, 1863; Fort Blakely, Ala.
, April 2, 1865; Daniel's Plantation, Ala., April 2, 1865.
The 2d Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery was recruited in Boston
during April and May, 1861, and was the first battery sent forward for three years service.
It passed the year 1861 and to April, 1862, in garrison at Baltimore, Md.
, being engaged from time to time in many marches into Maryland
; then it left for Louisiana
as part of General Butler
's command, assigned to General Williams
's brigade, and encamped at Baton Rouge, La.
, until it engaged in the Vicksburg
expedition of June–July, 1862, returning to Baton Rouge
for the engagement of August 5.
During December of 1862, General Banks
having succeeded to the command of the Department of the Gulf, the battery was assigned to General Grover
, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, and was in winter quarters at Baton Rouge
until March, 1863, when it joined the expedition against Port Hudson
, and later, after its return from the Teche
expedition April–May, 1863, it went again to Port Hudson
and was engaged in the siege operations there until the surrender.
Another expedition into Louisiana
with several engagements took place during October and November, 1863.
The battery was encamped at New Iberia and then at Franklin
until March, 1864, when it engaged in the Red River campaign
There was no more serious fighting for that year; the summer was passed near New Orleans and the winter at Morganza, La.
, after which with Battery 5 it was sent by ship to Florida
, then marched westward through the swamps to take part in the operations at Mobile
New and exhaustive marches followed the engagement there, and the battery suffered great losses in animals and equipments at this time.
It reached Vicksburg
in June and remained there in camp until July 22, when it left for Massachusetts
, and was mustered out at Boston, Mass.
, Aug. 11, 1865.