Battery A, Light Artillery (2nd), Junior Artillery (6 months, 1863-1864)

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Brief History

The Battery A,  Light Artillery (2nd), "Junior Artillery" was organized at Baltimore, Maryland., for 6 months' service  in July 1863.  It mustered out January 19, 1864.  [1].

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


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.

  • Commission Officer  - see RosterRoster Page 825
  • Non-Commissioned Office - not given
  • Enlister Man listed alphabetically - no cities or counties given - see Roster; Roster on page 825 - 827


The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the Battery A, Light Artillery (2nd), Junior Artillery (6 months, 1863-1864), L. Allison Wilmer, J. H. Jarrett, and Geo. W. F. Vernon. 1898. History and roster of Maryland volunteers, war of 1861-5. Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co. other library   INTERNET ARCHIVE  FHL Collection    Maryland State Archives

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 ‘Maryland 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.
  • Maryland in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maryland, 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 11 January 2011).