Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.


Battery "B"
2ND United States Colored Light Artillery Regiment

Organized at Fort Monroe, Va., January 8, 1864. Attached to Fort Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Artillery, Hincks' Colored Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to May, 1864. Rand's Provisional Brigade, 18th Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Corps, June, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to July, 1864. Defences of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1865. Artillery 25th Corps and Dept. of Texas to March, 1866.

SERVICE. -- Duty at Fort Monroe, Va., till April, 1864. Butler's operations south of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., May 4 to June 15, 1864. Action at Wilson's Wharf May 24. Petersburg, Va., June 9. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond till July 7. Ordered to Portsmouth, Va., July 7, and duty there till May, 1865. Ordered to Texas May, 1865, and duty on the Rio Grande till March, 1866. Mustered out March 17, 1866.

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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: North Carolina , Virginia , Texas
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1864, 1865, 1866, 18th Corps, 25th, 25th Corps, Army of the James, Department of Texas, Fort Monroe (Virginia), James River (Virginia), Norfolk, North Carolina, Petersburg (Virginia), Portsmouth (Virginia), Richmond, Rio Grande River (Texas), Texas, Virginia, Wilsons Wharf,