Organization and Service
First Heavy Artillery, 11th Vermont Volunteers
(See 11th Vermont Infantry)
1st Vermont Battery Light Artillery
Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in February 18, 1862. Left State for New York City March 6. Sailed on Steamer "Wallace" for Ship Island March 10, arriving April 5. Attached to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Department of the Gulf, to December, 1862, Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to June, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to September, 1863. Artillery, District of LaFourche, Department of the Gulf, to January, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to August, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty at Ship Island until May 16, 1862. Moved to Camp Parapet, Defenses of New Orleans, LA, May 16, and duty there until Jan. 17, 1863. (Center Section at Fort Pike May 6 to Jun. 4, 1862.) Duty at New Orleans until May 19, 1863. Expedition to Lake Pontchatrain Apr. 18-21. Moved to Baton Rouge, LA, May 19. Advance on Port Hudson, LA, May 21-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-Jul. 9. Surrender of Port Hudson Jul. 9. Mar. to Baton Rouge Jul. 11-12. Return to Port Hudson Jul. 23, and duty there until Sep. 1. Ordered to New Orleans, LA, Sep. 1. Sabine Pass, TX Expedition, Sep. 3-11. Moved to Brashear City, thence to Berwick City and to Fort Bisland Sep. 16-23. Return to Brashear City Sep. 28, and duty there until Mar. 3, 1864. Moved to Franklin Mar. 3. Red River Campaign Mar. 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria Mar. 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads Apr. 8. Pleasant Hill Apr. 9. Monett's Bluff, Cane River Crossing, Apr. 23. Alexandria Apr. 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Duty at Morganza until Jul. Moved to Baton Rouge Jul. 3. thence ordered home Jul. 28. Mustered out Aug. 10, 1864. Recruits transferred to 2nd VT Battery.
Battery lost during service: 3 men killed and mortally wounded and 51 died from disease. Total 54.
2nd Vermont Battery Light Artillery
Organized at Brandon and mustered in December 24, 1861. Moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, December 24; thence to Boston February 4, 1862. Embark on Steamer "Idaho" for Ship Island, Louisiana, February 6, arriving there March 8. Attached to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Department of the Gulf, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Port Hudson, Louisiana, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Operations against New Orleans, La., Apr. 11-May 2, 1862. Occupation of New Orleans May 2 (the first Union Battery to enter the city). Duty in New Orleans till May 31, and at Camp Parapet till Oct. 31. Expedition to Pass Manchac Jul. 25-Aug. 2. Duty at New Orleans Oct. 31 to Dec. 26. Expedition to Galveston, TX, Dec. 26, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863. Action at Galveston Jan. 1, 1863. Duty at New Orleans till Mar. Expedition to Port Hudson, La., Mar. 7-20. At Baton Rouge till May. Advance on Port Hudson May 18-24. Action at Plains Store May 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-Jul. 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and Jun. 14. Surrender of Port Hudson Jul. 9. Jackson, La., Aug. 3. Garrison and guard duty at Port Hudson till Jul., 1865. Expedition to Clinton Jul. 28, 1864. Non-Veterans mustered out Sep. 30, 1864. Battery moved to VT Jul. 7-20, 1865, and mustered out Jul. 31, 1865.
Battery lost during service: 1 man killed and 53 died from disease. Total 54.
3rd Vermont Battery Light Artillery
Organized at Burlington and mustered in January 1, 1864. Moved to Washington, District of Columbia, January 15-18, and duty at Camp Barry until April 5. Attached to Artillery, 4th Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 6th Army Corps, and Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Rapidan (VA) Campaign May-Jun., 1864. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness and to Petersburg, VA Siege of Petersburg Jun. 16, 1864, to Apr. 2, 1865. Garrison Fort Morton Jun. 20 to Aug. 19, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, Jul. 30. Weldon Railroad Aug. 18-21. At Aiken House Aug. 27-30. At Fort Sedgwick until Sep. 6. At Avery House until Sep. 19. At Fort Meikel Sep. 19 to Oct. 3. At Battery 27 until Oct. 5. Moved to Poplar Springs Church Oct. 5 and built Fort Urmston Oct. 5-12. At Battery 16 Oct. 12-25. Ordered to City Point Oct. 25, and duty in the Defenses there until Jan., 1865. Joined 6th Army Corps at Weldon Railroad Jan. 15, and stationed at Fort Fisher until Apr. Fort Fisher Mar. 25. Assault on and fall of Petersburg
Battery lost during service: 21 died from disease. Total: 21.
1st Vermont Company Heavy Artillery
Organized April, 1865, from surplus Recruits of 2nd Vermont Battery Light Artillery. Duty at Port Hudson, Louisiana, until July, 1865. Moved to Vermont July 7-20, and mustered out July 25, 1865.<
Source: Frederick H. Dyer, A compendium of the War of the Rebellion: compiled and arranged from official records of the federal and Confederate armies, reports of the adjutant generals of the several states, the army registers, and other reliable documents and sources, (Dyer Pub. Co., Des Moines, IA, 1908), Part 3, pp. 1647-1654.