The Civil War in the East

2nd New York Heavy Artillery Regiment


The 2nd New York Heavy Artillery lost 10 officers and 204 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 247 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Staten Island, N.Y.

August 23

Company B mustered in

September 18

Companies C & D mustered in

October 2

Companies A & E mustered in

October 15

Companies F, G and H mustered in

November 7

Companies A-H left State for Washington, D. C.,

November 18

Company L mustered in

December 11

Companies I and K mustered in

December 2

Company L left State for Washington

December 12

Company M mustered in

December 12

Companies I, K & M left State for Washington


Duty in the Defenses of Washington attached to Military District of Washington, D.C.



Battery "L" detached and and designated 34th New York Independent Battery


Attached to Sturgis' Command, Military District of Washington


Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 27

Action at Bull Run Bridge, Va.

August 29-30

Second Battle of Bull



Attached to Artillery, District of Alexandria, Va.


Attached to Artillery, District of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington


Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps



Attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps

May 15

Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field. Attached to Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

May 29

Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps


Rapidan Campaign

May 18-21

Spottsylvania Court House, Va.

May 19

Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 3

Assault at Cold Harbor

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

June 16 - April 2

Siege of Petersburg

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road

July 27-28

Deep Bottom

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)

August 14-18

Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains

August 25

Ream's Station

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

December 9-10

Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run

December 9

Hatcher's Run


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Watkins' House

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29-30

On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs

March 31

Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road and White Oak Road

April 2

Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg

April 5

Amelia Springs

April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 7

High Bridge and Farmville

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 2-12

March to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review


Duty at Washington, D.C. attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps

September 29

Mustered out at Washington, D.C., and honorably discharged from service

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