2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment

Descendants Association

(Served as Infantry on April 2, 1865)

2nd Brigade (Hamblin's), 1st Division, Sixth Corps

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park

Organized at Washington, D.C., from 19th Conn. Infantry, November 23, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to February, 1864. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Forts Worth, Williams and Ellsworth, defenses of Washington, D.C. South of the Potomac until May, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 17. Moved to Spotsylvania C. H. May 17-19. Spotsylvania C. H. May 19-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Hanover C. H. May 29. Cold Harbor May 31-June 12. Before Petersburg June 18-July 10. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 10-12. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. New Market September 23-24. Woodstock September 25. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Winchester and in the valley until December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 1-5. Siege of Petersburg December 5, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run Feb. 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville until April 23. March to Danville April 23-27 and duty there until May 24. March to Richmond, thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 3. Corps review June 8. Duty at Washington until August. Mustered out August 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 242 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 171 Enlisted men by disease. Total 427.

Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer


Soldier's Notes

2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment

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