2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery

2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (HM9VR)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.307', W 77° 16.935'

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Connecticut Remembers Her Fallen Sons

Late on the afternoon of June 1, 1864, Col. Elisha Strong Kellogg and his 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery attacked Confederate entrenchments to the west along with other Federal troops from the Sixth and the Eighteenth Corps. Kellogg advanced his 1500 men across this ground in three battalions with weapons at port arms.

The combined Union attacks resulted in the capture of approximately 300 prisoners. Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke's Confederate division halted their further progress with a withering fire delivered from the left flank. Kellogg was killed at the head of the first battalion in front of the abattis and breastworks held by Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Clingman's brigade.

The remaining men of the 2nd Connecticut regrouped under Col. Emory Upton, and assisted in the capture of the Confederate line at sunset. However, more than 330 of its men fell killed and wounded in these attacks.

May this unit that began the day raw and inexperienced nevermore be known as a "band box" regiment?.

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2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery
Killed or Mortally Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1-12, 1864
Col. Elisha S. Kellogg, Commanding
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298496 N 4162603
Decimal Degrees37.58845000, -77.28225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.307', W 77° 16.935'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 18.42" N, 77° 16' 56.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5450-5598 Anderson Wright Dr, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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