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2nd Minnesota Independent Battery Light Artillery
Flag of Minnesota
Active March 21, 1862 to August 16, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Perryville, Battle of Stone's River, Battle of Chickamauga, Siege of Chattanooga

2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The battery was mustered in at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, on March 21, 1862.

The 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery was mustered out at St. Paul, Minnesota on August 16, 1865.


  • Captain William A. Hotchkiss - February 14, 1862 to August 16, 1865

Casualties and total strength[]

The 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and 19 enlisted men died of disease. Total fatalities were 25.[1]


Andrews, General Christopher Columbus, ed., (1891). Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Pioneer Press. 

Jones, Robert Huhn (1960). The Civil War in the Northwest. University of Oklahoma Press. 

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See also[]

  • List of Minnesota Civil War Units