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Brief History

2nd Artillery Battalion was formed at Mobile, Alabama, in Janaury, 1862, with five companies; later reduced to three. With 64 officers and men it surrendered on May 4, 1865. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Companies by County:

  • Company A (aka McRae Artillery) - men and officers from Mobile County.
  • Company B (aka Waters' Artillery Battery) - men and officers from Mobile County.
  • Company C
  • Company D (aka Sengstak's Artillery Battery) - this company was organized at Mobile in Dec 1861.  Possibly men from the company were from Mobile County.
  • Company E (aka Gage's Artillery Battery) - this company was organized at Mobile the 10th Oct 1861.  Possibly men from this company were from Mobile County.
  • Company F(aka Lumsden's Artillery Battery) - men from Fayette County, Pickens County, and Tuscaloosa County.

Sources for the companies and counties can be found on the rootsweb.com web site.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors lists 1,990 men on its roster for this unit.  Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Alabama in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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