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Brief History

The 2nd Delaware Battery was recruited in Wilmington and was assigned to Wilmington's defense from "the latter part of 1863 to the early part of 1864."[1]

For more information about this unit see Civil War Archives

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.

The 2nd Delaware Battery was recruited in Wilmington,[1] New Castle County.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Delaware 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.
  • Delaware in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Delaware, 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. 1.0 1.1 Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware, 1609-1888. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: L.J. Richards, 1888), volume 1, page 372. Google Books. (Family History Library film 1000154 items 1-2.)

 

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