The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

First Brigade, Fifth Division

Captain J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A

Captain J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A

Second United States Artillery, Light Company A

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 16 July, 1861. Not engaged in the first battle of Bull Run

CAPTAIN J C TIDBALL
First Lieutenant J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was appointed captain, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Section: FIRST LT. A S WEBB
First Lieutenant A S Webb, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was appointed captain, 11th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.65, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 23 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Two 6 pounder smoothbores, M1841

Section: Second LT. A C M Pennington, Jr.
Brevet Second Lieutenant A C M Pennington, Jr., was appointed second lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, by General Orders No.8, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 April, 1861, dated 1 February, 1861, and first lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Two 12 pounder field howitzers, M1841

Sources

"Some excitement was occasioned about town yesterday morning, by the arrival here from Baltimore of company A, light artillery, under Captain Barry, one of the companies of the Fort Leavenworth forces, which arrived in Baltimore on Saturday night."

The Evening Star, 14 January, 1861 - Arrival of U. S. Troops

"The following is a list of the companies at present in the city, with their numbers and places where quartered: Company A, Second Artillery, ninety-one men, under command of Captain Barry, is quartered at the arsenal. Company I, First Artillery, ninety-two men, under command of Lieutenant Fry, is quartered at the corner of Eighteenth and G streets. The detachment of Dragoons, acting as light infantry, seventy-two men, commanded by Lieutenant Griffin, is stationed near City Hall. Company H, Second Artillery, seventy-eight men, Colonel Brooks in command, is quartered on seventeenth street, opposite the War Department. Company D, First Artillery, fifty-four men, under command of Major Haskins, is quartered on B street north, near First street east. Company K, Second Artillery, seventy-eight men, is quartered on E street, near Sixth. Company E, Second Artillery, ninety-two men, under command of Captain Elzey, is quartered in south wing of the Treasury building. The detachment of Dragoons, from Carlisle barracks, forty-two men, under Lieutenant Holliday, is quartered in Burch's stable, at the corner of Fourteenth and D streets. The corps of sappers andd miners, from West Point, sixty-four men, under Lieutenant Duane, are at the Columbian Armory. Companies A, of the Second, I, of the First, and the detachment of dragoons from West Point, are accompanied by light batteries. The remainder are all acting as infantry, with the exception of the dragoons from Carlisle."

The National Republican, 9 February, 1861 - United States troops now in the city

"Major Wm. F. Barry, in command of Company A, second artillery, arrived here about eight o'clock on Tuesday night. The battery consists of two 12-pound howitzers, two 6-pounder guns, and four caissons, fifty horses and eight-six men."

The National Republican, 18 July, 1861 - The arrival of Barry's battery

"This had been Barry's old battery, and having just made the voyage from Fort Pickens, the horses were so stiff it had to be relegated to the reserve. Also, by 'G' battery, with 1 10-pdr. rifles, under Lt. Oliver Duff Greene (*'54), and posted in the early stage of the battle with Davies' (2d) Brigade of the same division, in reserve also."

Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, Volumes 46-47, by authority of the Executive Council, 1910

"Tidball was elevated to the command of Major Barry's company, because General McDowell chose Barry, the senior atillery officer present, as his chief of artillery."

"Just behind a light battalion of infantry, a quarter of a mile in advance of the rest of Richardson's brigade, were two twenty-pounder field guns manned by regular U.S. artillerymen."

No disgrace to my country: The life of John C. Tidball, by Eugene C Tidball

An artilleryman's war: Gus Dey and the 2nd United States Artillery, by Michael N. Inquisano, Jr.

The American almanac and repository of useful knowledge for the year 1861, by Crosby, Nicholas, Lee and company

Official Army Register for September 1861, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, 1 September, 1861

Biographical register of officers and graduates of the United States Military Academy, at West Point, N.Y., from its establishment, 16 March, 1802, to the Army reorganisation of 1866-67, by Bvt. Major General George W Cullum, Colonel, Corps of Enginers, U.S. Army

Notes

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, under the command of Captain W F Barry, was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, on the Missouri River, four miles north of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Couny, Kansas, on 1 January, 1861.

Note: First Lieutenant J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, on the Missouri River, four miles north of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Couny, Kansas, on 1 June, 1860, and arrived on 26 June, 1860.

Garrison at Fort Leavenworth, on the Missouri River, four miles north of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Couny, Kansas, 1 January, 1861: 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, Captain W F Barry; 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks; 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, First Lieutenant J B Fry

Fort Leavensworth, on the Missouri River, four miles north of Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, to Washington, D. C., 7-13 January, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, under the command of Captain W F Barry, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 8 AM on 7 January, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, and the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I. Light Company A arrived at Iatan, Platte County, Missouri, the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Platte Valley Railroad to St Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, on 7 January, 1861. The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, arrived by the Northern Central Railroad at Baltimore City, Maryland, via Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 5.30 PM on 12 January, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the same day. Light Company A arrived at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, in the morning on 13 January, 1861.

Note: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, under the command of First Lieutenant J B Fry, and the 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks, were ordered to Fort McHenry, in the vicinity of Locust Point, Baltimore City, Maryland, on 12 January, 1861.

Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., 9 February, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was stationed at the Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., on 9 February, 1861.

Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., to Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, 4-5 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, under the command of First Lieutenant J C Tidball, was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 6 AM on 4 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Artillery, Company K. Light Company A arrived at Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht District, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 4 AM on 5 April, 1861 (See the United States Army, Department of Washington).

Garrison at Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, 5 April, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Major H Brown, 2nd United States Artillery; 3rd United States Infantry, Company C (70), Captain W B Johns; 3rd United States Infantry, Company E (68), Captain H B Clitz; 2nd United States Artillery (65), Light Company A; Captain W F Barry; 2nd United States Artillery (86), Light Company M; Brevet Major & Captain H J Hunt

Fort Pickens relief Expedition, 7-16 April, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, under the command of Captain W F Barry, was stationed at Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, between 5 nd 7 April, 1861.

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, embarked on the steam tug R L Mabey to the transport steamer Atlantic, at 3 PM on 6 April, 1861.

Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, New York, to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, 7-16 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to proceed by the transport steamer Atlantic, to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Major H Brown, 2nd United States Artillery, at 3.30 AM on 7 April, 1861, and arrived near Triangle Shoals, two miles below Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, at 2 PM on 13 April, 1861. Light Company A was ordered to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, at 6 AM on 14 April, 1861, and arrived at 2 PM the same day. The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, at 9 PM on 14 April, 1861, and arrived at 6.30 PM on 16 April, 1861.

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, disembarked in the afternoon on 17 April, 1861, and in the morning on 18 April, 1861.

Transport steamer Atlantic: 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, Captain W F Barry; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, Brevet Major & Captain H J Hunt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M); United States Corps Engineers, Company A, First Lieutenant J C Duane (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); 3rd United States Infantry, Company C, Captains(?); 3rd United States Infantry, Company E, Captain H B Clitz (See the United States Battalion Infantry)

General Orders No.1, Headquarters, Department of Florida, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, 13 April, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Major H Brown, 2nd United States Artillery, was assigned to command of the Department of Florida by General Orders No.1, Headquarters, Department of Florida, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 13 April, 1861.

Note: Captain W F Barry, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was appointed major, 5th United States Artillery, by General Orders No.33, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was appointed captain, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, 25 April, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Major H Brown, 2nd United States Artillery; 1st United States Artillery (80), Company A, Captain I Vogdes; 1st United States Artillery (40), Light Company G, First Lieutenant A J Slemmer; 2nd United States Artillery (90), Light Company A, Captain W F Barry; 2nd United States Artillery (90), Company H, Brevet Colonel & Captain H Brooks; Captain H A Allen, 2nd United States Artillery (88), Company K; Brevet Major & Captain H J Hunt, 2nd United States Artillery (90), Light Company M; 3rd United States Infantry (87), Company C, Second Lieutenant J McL Hildt; 3rd United States Infantry (90), Company E, Captain H B Clitz; United States Corps Engineers (60), Company A, First Lieutenant J C Duane

Note: First Lieutenants J C Tidball and A J Perry, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was stationed at Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, on 30 April, 1861.

Second United States Artillery, Light Company A

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was stationed at Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, between 17 April and 5 July, 1861.

Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, to Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, 5-15 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery (87), Light Company A, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Cahawba to Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht District, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 7 AM on 5 July, 1861, and arrived at Key West, Monroe County, Florida, at 3 PM on 8 July, 1861. Light Company A, was ordered to Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 7 PM on 9 July, 1861, and arrived at 9 AM on 15 July, 1861.

Fort Hamilton, New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 15-16 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A was ordered to Washington, D. C., in the evening on 15 July, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at 8 PM on 16 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 17 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to proceed by the Little River Turnpike and the Old Braddock Road to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and was assigned to the Second Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. Light Company A was ordered to proceed by the Old Braddock Road to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to the heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was assigned as a reserve on the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to the Warrenton Turnpike, between Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Cub Run, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861. The company arrived at Washington, D. C., via Fairfax Courthouse and Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Statement of artillery, Brevet Major & Chief of Atillery H J Hunt, 29 July, 1861: Two 6 pounder smoothbores, M1841; Two 12 pounder field howitzers, M1841; One hundred & twenty-seven men

Distribution of troops, 1 January, 1861: Light Company A, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks, 2nd United States Artillery, Company H; Company B, Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A); Company C, Fort Independence, Castle Island, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold; Light Company D, Fayetteville Arsenal, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, Brevet Major & Captain S S Anderson (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company D); Light Company E, Augusta Arsenal, near Sand Hills, three miles above Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, Captain A Elzey (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E); Light Company F, Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, Captain J Totten; Light Company G, Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Captain H C Pratt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company G); Company H, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); Company I, Fort Ridgely, on the Missouria River, Nicollett County, Minnesota, Major W W Morris, 4th United States Artilley (See the Fort McHenry, Department of Annapolis); Company K, Plattsburg Barracks, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel H Brooks, 2nd United States Artillery (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); Company L, Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; Light Company M, Fort Brown, on Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, Captain B H Hill, 1st United States Artillery, Company M (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M)

Organisation of 2nd United States Artillery, 3 April, 1861: Colonel M M Payne, Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimick, Brevet Colonel & Major H Brown, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Major M Burke; Company A, Captain W F Barry; Company B, Captain A Elzey; Company C, Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold; Company D, Captain S S Anderson; Company E, Captain J H Carlisle; Company F, Captain J Totten; Company G, Captain H C Pratt; Company H, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks; Company I, Captain A A Gibson; Company K, Captain H A Allen; Company L, Captain W Hays; Company M, Brevet Major & Captain H J Hunt

Note: Colonel M M Payne, 2nd United States Artillery, resigned at Richmond, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861.

Fort Monroe, Company B, 1 January, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimick, 2nd United States Artillery, on 1 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, 1 January, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; 1st United States Artillery, Company A, Captain I Vogdes; 1st United States Artillery, Company C, Captain J B Ricketts; 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J H Carlisle; 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, Captain W Hays; 3rd United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant R B Ayres; 3rd United States Artillery, Company K, First Lieutenant C C Churchill; 4th United States Artillery, Company D, Captain J Roberts; 4th United States Artillery, Company L, Brevet Major & Captain T Williams

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, under the command of Captain J H Carlisle, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, on 1 January, 1861, and detachments of the 2nd United States Artillery, Companies B (6) and L (6), were assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Company A, on 24 January, 1861 (See the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G). Captain A Elzey, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, was assigned to the 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, by Special Orders No.49, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 16 February, 1861, and Captain J H Carlisle, 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was assigned to command the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, at Washington, D. C., on 21 February, 1861.

Fort Independence, Company C, 10 January, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Company C, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold, was stationed at Fort Independence, Castle Island, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 9 January, 1861.

Fort Independence, Castle Island, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortuga, Monroe County, Florida, Company C, 10-18 January, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery (66), Company C, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Joseph Whitney to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortuga, Monroe County, Florida, in the afternoon on 10 January, 1861, dated 5 January, 1861, and arrived on 18 January, 1861.

Surrendered Little Rock Arsenal, Company F, 8 February, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, under the command of Captain J Totten, was stationed at Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, on 7 February, 1861.

Garrison at Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 7 February, 1861: 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, Captain J Totten

Note: First Lieutenant M D L Simpson, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, vacted his commission on 25April, 1861, dated 18 June, 1846, and Second Lieutenant H A Smalley was appointed first lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, by General Orders No.24, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 25 April, 1861, dated 22 May, 1861.

Seizure of Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 8 February, 1861: Captain J Totten, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, surrendered Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, at 3 PM on 8 February 1861 (See the 1st Arkansas Infantry).

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, to Jefferson Barracks, on the Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Carondelet, St. Louis County, Missouri, Light Company F, 8-22 February, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, acting as infantry, was ordered to Fletcher's Landing, on the Arkansas River, in the vicinity of Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, by General Orders No.3, Headquarters, Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, on 8 February, 1861, and to proceed by the steamer Medora on the Arkansas River to St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, by General Orders No.6, Headquarters, Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, on 8 February, 1861, on 12 February, 1861. Light Company F arrived at St. Louis Arsenal, on Carondelet Avenue, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, on 22 February, 1861.

St Louis Arsenal, on Carondelet Avenue, to Jefferson Barracks, on the Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Carondelet, St. Louis County, Missouri, Light Company F, 23 February, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to Jefferson Barracks, on the Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Carondelet, St. Louis County, Missouri, by Special Orders No.24, Headquarters, Department of the West, St Louis, St Louis County, on 23 February, 1861.

Note: Captain J Totten, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, arrived at Fletcher's Landing, on the Arkansas River, in the vicinity of Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, on 11 February, 1861.

Jefferson Barracks to United States Powder Magazine, on the Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Carondelet, St. Louis County, Missouri, 10 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to the United States Powder Magazine, on the Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Carondelet, St. Louis County, Missouri, in the morning on 10 April, 1861.

United States Powder Magazine, on the Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Carondelet, to St. Louis Arsenal, on Carondelet Avenue, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, 12 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to St. Louis Arsenal, on Carondelet Avenue, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, on 12 April, 1861.

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was stationed at Jefferson Barracks, on the Mississippi River, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, under the command of Major N C MaCrae, 3rd United States Infantry, between 22 February and 10 April, 1861.

Troops stationed at St Louis Arsenal, on Carondelet Avenue, St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, 13 April, 1861: Captain N Lyon, 2nd United States Infantry, Company B; 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, 1st Sergeant W Griffin; 2nd United States Artilley, Light Company F, Captain J Totten; United States General Service Recruits, 1st Company, Second Lieutenant W F Lee, 2nd United States Infantry, Company I; United States General Service Recruits, 2nd Company, Captain T W Sweeny, 2nd United States Infantry, Company D; 4th United States Artillery Recruits, 1st Company, First Lieutenant R Saxton, 4th United States Artillery, Company I; 4th United States Artillery Recruits, 2nd Company, Second Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery, Company M (See the United States Army, Department of Washington)

Seizure of Camp Jackson, Lindell('s) Grove, between Central or Olive Street Plank Road and Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, 10 May, 1861: Eight hundred and ninety-one men of the 1st and 2nd Regiments, 1st Brigade, Missouri (Volunteer) Militia, under the command of Brigadier General D M Frost, were ordered to Camp Jackson, Lindell's Grove, between Central or Olive Street Plank Road and Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, on 6 May, 1861, and surrendered to Captain N Lyon, 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, in the afternoon on 10 May, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Infantry).

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was stationed at Camp Harvey, the old Abbey Trotting Race Track, between Taylor Avenue and Whittier Street, and Easton Street and Page Avenue, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, on 30 May, 1861.

St Louis Arsenal, on Carondelet Avenue, St Louis, St. Louis County, to Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, steamer Iatan, 13-15 June, 1861: A section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Iatan on the Mississippi River to Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at 11 AM on 13 June, 1861, and arrived at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at 2 PM on 15 June, 1861.

Steamer Iatan, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, 13 June, 1861: 1st Missouri Infantry, Companies C, D, E, F, G, Lieutenant Colonel G L Andrews; 4th United States Artillery Recruits, acting as infantry, and United States General Service Recruits, First Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery, Company M; section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F

St Louis Arsenal, on Carondelet Avenue, St Louis, St. Louis County, to Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, steamer J C Swon, 13-15 June, 1861: A section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to proceed by the steamer J C Sw(a)on on the Mississppi River to Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at 2 PM on 13 June, 1861, and arrived on the Missouri River at St Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, at 8.30 PM the same day. A section of Light Company F was stationed at Hermann, Gasconade County, Missouri, at 4 PM on 14 June, 1861, and arrived two miles east of St Aubert, Osage County, Missouri, in the evening the same day.

Steamer J C Sw(a)on, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, 13 June, 1861: Brigadier General N Lyon, United States Volunteers; 1st Missouri Infantry, Companies A, B, H, I, and K, Colonel F B Blair, Jr.; section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F; Independent Company (Missouri) Pioneers, Captain J D Voerster

Note: The 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, and a section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, under the command of Brigadier General N Lyon, United States Volunteers, embarked on the steamer Iatan on 15 June, 1861.

Jefferson City, Cole County, to Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, 16-17 June, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to proceed by steamer on the Missouri River to Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, at 2 PM on 16 June, 1861, and disembarked eight miles east of Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, at 11 AM on 17 June, 1861. Light Company F was engaged in a skirmish four miles east of Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, in the morning the same day and arrived at Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, at 2 PM on 17 June, 1861.

Troops engaged during the skirmish four miles east of Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, 17 June, 1861: Brigadier General N Lyon, United States Volunteers; 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, First Sergeant W Griffin; 4th United States Artllery Recruits, acting as infantry, and United States General Service Recruits, First Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery, Company M; 1st Missouri Infantry, Companies A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, K, Colonel F P Blair, Jr.; 2nd Missouri Infantry, Rifle Companies A and B, Major P J Osterhaus, 2nd Missouri Infantry; four companies of the 2nd Missouri Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel F S(c)ha(e)f(f)er; 2nd United States Artillery, Captain J Totten

Note: The 1st Missouri Infantry, Company D, and a detachment of artillery with one 8 inch howitzer were assigned to guard the steamers Iatan, A McDowell, and City of Louisiana during the skirmish four miles east of Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, in the morning on 17 June, 1861.

Cooper County Agricultural Fairgrounds, two miles east of Boonville, Cooper County, & Syracuse, Morgan County, Missouri, 19-23 June, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, under the command of Captain J Totten, was ordered to Syracuse, Morgan County, Missouri, in the evening on 19 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st Missouri Infantry, companies C, D, F, G, and I, and the 2nd United States Infantry, Company B. Light Company F arrived at Syracuse, Morgan County, Missouri, at 10 AM on 20 June, 1861, and was stationed at Syracuse, Morgan County, Missouri, between 3 PM on 21 June, and 22 June, 1861. The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, on 23 June, 1861.

Note: First Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery, Company M, was assigned to command the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, on 19 June, 1861, and the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was stationed at Camp Cameron, the Cooper County Agricultural Fairgrounds, two miles east of Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, on 30 June, 1861.

Troops ordered to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, 3 July, 1861: Brigadier General N Lyon, United States Volunteers; detachment of ten men of the 1st United States Reserve Corps, Missouri Cavalry, Company A; 2nd United States Infantry (74), Company B, First Sergeant W Griffin; 4th United States Artllery Recruits (93), acting as infantry, and United States General Service Recruits (49), First Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery, Company M; 1st Missouri Infantry (958), Lieutenant Colonel G L Andrews; 2nd Missouri Infantry, Rifle Company A and Company B, Major P J Osterhaus, 2nd Missouri Infantry; 1st Iowa Infantry (961), Colonel J F Bates; 2nd United States Artillery (69), Light Company F, Captain J Totten; Independent Company (Missouri) Pioneers (39), Captain J D Voerster

Note: Four companies of the 7th Missouri Infantry (362), under the command of Major (?) Curry, were ordered to proceed by the Pacific Railroad to Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, in the evening on 27 June, 1861, and were accompanied by two companies of the 5th Missouri United States Reserve Corps Infantry. Four companies of the 2nd Missouri Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel F S(c)ha(e)f(f)er, were stationed at Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, on 2 July, 1861.

Cooper County Agricultural Fairgrounds, two miles east of Boonville, Cooper County, to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, 3-13 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, by General Orders No.4, Headquarters Missouri Volunteers, Camp Cameron, the Cooper County Agricultural Fairgrounds, in the vicinity of Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, at 7 AM on 3 July, 1861, dated 2 July, 1861, and arrived at Pilot Grove, Cooper County, Missouri, in the afternoon the same day. Light Company F arrived in the vicinity of Camp Cole, Benton County, Missouri, on 6 July, 1861, and at Browning's Ferry, on the Grand River, ten miles southeast of Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, in the evening on 7 July, 1861. The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered across the Grand River, at Browning's Ferry, ten miles southeast of Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, in the morning on 8 July, 1861, and arrived at Hoffman's Ferry, on the Osage River, twelve miles west of Oceola, St. Clair County, Missouri, at 12 PM the same day. Light Company F was ordered across the Osage River, at Hoffman's Ferry, twelve miles west of Oceola, St. Clair County, Missouri, between 9 and 10 July, 1861, and arrived at Pond Springs, on Pond Creek, one mile northwest of Little York, and twelve miles west of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, in the afternoon on 13 July, 1861.

Pond Springs, on Pond Creek, one mile northwest of Little York, & twelve miles west of Springfield, Greene County, & Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri, 20-26 July, 1861: A section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, under the command of Second Lieutenant G O Sokalski, 2nd United States Dragoons, Company I, was ordered to Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri, in the evening on 20 July, 1861, and arrived at 6 PM on 22 July, 1861. A section of Light Company F was ordered to Pond Springs, on Pond Creek, one mile northwest of Little York, and twelve miles west of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, at 12 PM on 23 July, 1861, and arrived at 2 PM on 26 July, 1861.

Note: Second Lieutenant G O Sokalski, 2nd United States Dragoons, Company I, was assigned to the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, by Special Orders No.22, Army of the West, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, on 15 July, 1861.

Expedition to Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri, 20-25 July, 1861: Acting Brigadier General & Captain T W Sweeney, 2nd United States Infantry, Company D; 1st Iowa Infantry, Companies B, E, F, G, H, and I, Lieutenant Colonel W H Merritt; five companies of the 2nd Kansas Infantry, Colonel R B Mitchell; 2nd Kansas (Mounted) Infantry, Company I, Captain S N Wood; 1st United States Cavalry, Company C, Captain D S Stanley; 1st United States Cavalry, Company D, First Lieutenant J M Kelly, 1st United States Cavalry, Company C; section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, Second Lieutenant G O Sokalski, 2nd United States Dragoons, Company I

Note: A detachment of eighty men of the Taney and Christian Counties Home Guard, under the command of Captain C Callaway, was ordered to Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri, in the evening on 20 July, 1861, and a section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was stationed at Swan Creek, half a mile east of Forsyth, Taney County, Missouri, between 22 and 23 July, 1861.

Organisation of First Brigade, Army of the West, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, 24 July, 1861: Major S D Sturgis, 1st United States Cavalry; 1st United States Cavalry, Company B, Captain F Wheaton; 1st United States Cavalry, Company C, Captain D S Stanley; 1st United States Cavalry, Company D, Captain W L Elliott, United States Mounted Riflemen; 1st United States Cavalry, Company I, Captain E A Carr; 1st United States Infantry, Company B, Captain C C Gilbert; 1st United States Infantry, Company C, Captain J B Plummer; 1st United States Infantry, Company D, Captain D Huston, Jr.; United States Mounted Riflemen Recruits, Company A, First Lieutenant H C Woods, 1st United States Infantry, Company D; 2nd United States Dragoons, Company C, First Lieutenant C E Farrand, 1st United States Infantry, Company E; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, Captain J Totten

Pond Springs, on Pond Creek, one mile northwest of Little York, & twelve miles west of Springfield, Greene County, to Chalybeate Springs, Lawrence County, Missouri, 25 & 28 July, 1861: A section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to Chalybeate Springs, Lawrence County, Missouri, under the command of Colonel G W Deitzler, 1st Kansas Infantry, at 7 AM on 25 July, 1861, and arrived at Spring Creek, thirteen miles east of Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri, the same day. A section of Light Company F was ordered to Chalybeate Springs, Lawrence County, Missouri, on 28 July, 1861.

Distribution of troops, Camp Conant, Chalybeate Springs, Lawrence County, Missouri, 30 July, 1861: Colonel G W Deitzler, 1st Kansas Infantry; 1st Kansas Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, G, H; 2nd Kansas Infantry, Colonel R B Mitchell; 2nd United States Dragoons, Company C, First Lieutenant C E Farrand, 1st United States Infantry, Company E; section of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F

Distribution of troops, Camp McClellan, Pond Springs, on Pond Creek, one mile northwest of Little York, & fifteen miles southwest of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, 30 July, 1861: Major S D Sturgis, 1st United States Cavalry; 1st United States Cavalry, Company C, Captain D S Stanley; 1st United States Cavalry, Company D, Captain W L Elliott, United States Mounted Riflemen; 2nd Kansas (Mounted) Infantry, Company I, Captain S N Wood; 1st United States Infantry, Company B, Captain C C Gilbert; 1st United States Infantry, Company C, Captain J B Plummer; 1st United States Infantry, Company D, Captain D Huston, Jr.; United States Mounted Riflemen Recruits, Company A, First Lieutenant H C Woods, 1st United States Infantry, Company D; 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, First Sergeant W Griffin; 2nd United States Infantry, Company E, Captain F Steele; United States Mounted Riflemen and 1st and 2nd Dragoons Recruits, Company B, acting as infantry, Captain G Granger, United States Mounted Riflemen; 4th United States Artllery Recruits, acting as infantry, First Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery, Company M; five companies of the 1st Missouri Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel G L Andrews; 2nd Missouri Infantry, Rifle Company A, First Lieutenant A Guentzel; 2nd Missouri Infantry, Company C, Captain H Bendel; 1st Iowa Infantry, Colonel J F Bates; detachment of twenty men of the 13th Illinois Infantry, First Lieutenant J M Beardsley, 13th Illinois Infantry, Company D; DuBois' Light Artillery, Second Lieutenant J V DuBois, United States Mounted Riflemen; two sections of the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, Captain J Totten

Dug Spring(s), on the Wire Road, three miles southwest of Clever, Greene County, & McCullah's Store or Curran Post Office, Stone County, Missouri, 2 & 3 August, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to proceed by the Wire Road to Pond Creek, Greene County, Missouri, in the afternoon on 1 August, 1861, and arrived at Tyrel or Terrell Creek on Wilson's Creek, Greene County, Missouri, in the evening the same day. Light Company F was engaged in a skirmish at Dug Spring(s), on the Wire Road, three miles southwest of Clever, Greene County, Missouri, at 5 PM on 2 August, 1861, was stationed one mile northeast of Hayden's Farm, six miles southwest of Wilson's Creek, Greene County, Missouri, in the evening the same day. The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to McCullah's Store or Curran Post Office, on the Wire Road, Stone County, Missouri, in the morning on 3 August, 1861, and to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, in the morning on 4 August, 1861. Light Company F arrived at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, on 5 August, 1861.

Troops engaged during the skirmish at Dug Spring(s), on the Wire Road, three miles southwest of Clever, Greene County, Missouri, 2 August, 1861: Captain F Steele, 2nd United States Infantry, Company E; 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, First Sergeant W Griffin; 2nd United States Infantry, Company E, First Sergeant G H McLaughlin; United States Mounted Riflemen and Dragoon Recruits, Company B, acting as infantry, Lance Sergeant J Morine, United States Mounted Riflemen; United States General Service Recruits, First Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery, Company M; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, Captain J Totten; 1st United States Cavalry, Company D, Captain D S Stanley

Engagement at Wilson's Creek or Oak Hills, Greene County, Missouri, 10 August, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was engaged in the battle of Wilson's Creek or Oak Hills, Greene County, Missouri, on 10 August, 1861.

Fort Monroe, Company L, 1 January, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery, on 1 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, 1 January, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; 1st United States Artillery, Company A, Captain I Vogdes; 1st United States Artillery, Company C, Captain J B Ricketts; 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J H Carlisle; 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, Captain W Hays; 3rd United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant R B Ayres; 3rd United States Artillery, Company K, First Lieutenant C C Churchill; 4th United States Artillery, Company D, Captain J Roberts; 4th United States Artillery, Company L, Brevet Major & Captain T Williams

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, under the command of Captain W Hays, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, on 1 January, 1861, and detachments of the 2nd United States Artillery, Companies B (6) and L (6), were assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Company A, on 24 January, 1861 (See the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G).

Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army: Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, was stationed at Fort Kearney, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, on 14 April, 1861, and was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 15 April, 1861. He was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Companies E and F, and arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, in the afternoon on 29 April, 1861. Colonel D S Miles was ordered to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on 22 May, 1861, dated 4 May, 1861, and arrived on 29 May, 1861. He arrived at Camp Brady, near Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in the morning on 8 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Company K. Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, was ordered to proceed by the Cumberland Valley Railroad to Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Companies C and K; the 3rd United States Infantry, Companies B, D, G, H, and K; and the 8th United States Infantry, Company G. He arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, and Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 1 AM on 20 June, 1861.

Colonel L Blenker, 8th New York Infantry, First Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army: L Blenker was appointed colonel, 8th New York Infantry, on 31 May, 1861, and brigadier general of volunteers by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 9 August, 1861.

Organisation of Brigadier General S P Heintzelman's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Brigadier General S P Hentzelman, United States Volunteers; 5th Maine Infantry; 16th New York Infantry; 26th New York Infantry; 27th New York Infantry; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was assigned to Brigadier General S P Heintzelman's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.57: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp426-428
Colonel L Blenker, First Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, dated Roach’s Mills (old cotton factory), Alexandria County, Virginia, 4 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.56: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp422-426
Colonel D S Miles, Second United States Infantry, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, dated 17 July, 1861; Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 19 July, 1861; near Alexandria, Virginia, 24 July, 1861