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Adjutant and Inspector General Reports

1865 Report

Troops in the Field

The SECOND BATTERY OF LIGHT ARTILLERY have been stationed, during the year, to the time of their muster out of service, at Port Hudson, La., performing usual garrison duty. The excess of recruits for the Battery, one hundred and nineteen in number, were organized, on the first day of March, 1865, in pursuance of orders from the commanding officer of the department, into a separate company, designated as the First Company Vermont Heavy Artillery Volunteers.

The Battery was mustered out of service, at Burlington, Vt., on the thirty-first day of July, 1865. The following statement shows the condition of the Battery at the several dates specified:

(see Legend, below)

Second Battery Light Artillery

Oct. 15,Port Hudson, La.272220481-3-
Nov. 15, do271230371-3-
Dec. 15,do26321742--4-
Jan. 31, do260224322-2-
Feb. 15,do255223255-2-
Mch. 15,do1571516----
Apr. 15,do157143131---
May 15,do15814684---
June 15,do15411934--1-
July 1,do15311142----

The casualties during the year have been as follows:--Mustered out of service, 151; transferred to First Vermont Company Heavy Artillery, 119; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 1; discharged, 17; deserted, 1; died, 13; total, 302.


A - Date
B - Station.
C - Aggregate
D - On Duty
E - Sick
F - Absent with Leave
G - Absent without Leave
H - In arrest or confinement
I - Prisons
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