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2nd Regiment Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent)
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Active June 1863 to April 26, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch artillery

The 2nd Regiment Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent) was an artillery regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was also known as 2nd West Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment (African Descent).


The 2nd Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent) was organized at Columbus, Kentucky and mustered in for three years under the command of Colonel Charles H. Adams. As was custom at the time, the regiment was designated the 2nd Tennessee (Colored) Heavy Artillery. The first recruits were assigned to Companies A, B, and C in June 1863, but the rest of the companies were not fully enrolled and mustered until November 1863. The regiment consisted of nine companies of artillery.

The regiment was attached to District of Columbus, Kentucky, 6th Division, XVI Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to April 1864.

The 2nd Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent) ceased to exist on April 26, 1864 to 4th United States Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment.

Detailed service[]

During its brief existence, the regiment performed post and garrison duty at Union City, Tennessee, and Columbus, Kentucky, until April 1864


  • Colonel Charles H. Adams

See also[]

  • List of Tennessee Civil War units
  • Tennessee in the Civil War


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Template:CWR

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