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Second battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.

(1) Capt. Ormand F. Nims.

(2) Capt. William Marland.

Number on rolls,12351363
Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,66
Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,11
Actual total of members of battery,12344356
Killed and died of wounds,22
Died by accident and disease,2323
Died in Confederate prison,
Total losses,2525
Casualties by Engagements.
April 8, Sabine Cross Roads, La.,22

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 and Virginia; 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.

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