1837 - 1872 (35 years)
||Sergeant Henry Pfeffer |
||18 Dec 1857
||New York, USA
|Capt. Granger; 2 Art Co M |
||Fort Brown, Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA
||Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
||20 Apr 1870
||Washington, District of Columbia, USA
|Capt. DuPont; 5 Art Co F |
||17 Dec 1872
||Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Cause: Tuberculosis |
||20 Dec 1872
||Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
In December 1856, the regiment began to move North headquarters going to Fort Hamilton [New York], then in May 1857, to Fort Monroe and in November back to Fort Hamilton. B, D and M, on their arrival from the West went, B and M to Fort Monroe, and D to Fort Hamilton. Hardly were they settled in their new stations when several of the companies were ordered West, where most of them remained until 1861. A, E, F, H and M were occupied principally in Kansas, during the troublous antebellum times in that State, with Leavenworth as a base. Headquarters were established at that post for a few months in 1859, going to Fort Monroe in November. The two light batteries started in May 1858, to march from Leavenworth to Utah. They got some distance beyond Fort Kearney when, the Mormon troubles being over, they were recalled and returned to Leavenworth. Light Battery M (Hunt) was, in April 1860, sent from Kansas to Fort Brown, Texas, and was part of the force that Twiggs tried some months later to turn over to the South. They had to leave their horses, but succeeded in getting out of the State by way of the Gulf with their guns, in spite of extraordinary efforts on the part of the Texans to get possession of them.
BATTERY "M" 2nd ARTILLERY.
In Texas January, 1861. Moved to New York April, 1861; thence to Fort Pickens, Fla. Ordered to Washington, D.C., June, 1861. Attached to Richardson's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army, Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Franklin's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862.
Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Near Williamsburg May 4. Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Action at Malvern Hill August 5. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-23. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Poolesville, Md., September 7. Barnesville September 9. Monocacy Church September 9. Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11. Frederick September 12. Catoctin Mountain September 13. Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. Shepherdstown and Martinsburg October 1. Pursuit of Stuart into Pennsylvania October 9-12. Mouth of Monocacy and White's Ford October 12. Philomont November 1. Union, Bloomfield and Upperville November 2-3. Barbee's Cross Roads November 5. Waterloo Bridge November 7. Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
The regiment turned northward early in 1869 and took stations along the New England coast, from Fort Trumbull, Ct., to Fort Sullivan, Me., with headquarters at Fort Adams, R. I.
- http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cwp.4a39480/ - Battery M, 2nd US Artillery near Fair Oaks, VA, June 1862
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004660266/ - Drawing of the battle at Hanover Courthouse, 27 May 1862
- http://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2008/04/13/29-%E2%80%93-bvt-maj-henry-j-hunt/ - "The behavior of the men of my battery was all that could be desired. They were cool, collected, prompt, and obedient, and not an instance of misconduct or neglect occurred during the action in the whole battery. The first sergeant, Terrence Reily, was very efficient, as were also the chiefs of pieces–Sergeants Smith, Pfeffer, Flood, and Relinger."
||Our Family Tree
||15 Nov 2013 |
||Margaret Cecelia Sheridan, b. 26 Feb 1846, Ireland , d. 19 Oct 1912, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Age 66 years) |
|+||1. Henry Edwin Pfeffer, b. 29 Apr 1867, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 19 Nov 1943, Northfield, Atlantic, New Jersey, USA (Age 76 years)|
| ||2. Charles W Pfeffer, b. 24 Jul 1871, Newport, Rhode Island, USA |
||17 Nov 2010 |
|Born - 1837 - Hesse-Cassel, Germany
|Enlistment - Capt. Granger; 2 Art Co M - 18 Dec 1857 - New York, USA
|Residence - 1860 - Fort Brown, Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA
|Residence - 1870 - Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
|Enlistment - Capt. DuPont; 5 Art Co F - 20 Apr 1870 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA
|Died - Cause: Tuberculosis - 17 Dec 1872 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Buried - 20 Dec 1872 - Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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- [S2655423085] The Descendants of Lewis Hart and Anne Elliott, Jared Sidney Torrance, (1923).
- [S2645886795] 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Newport Ward 5, Newport, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1472; Page: 553B; Image: 392; Family History Library Film: 552971.
Name: Henry Pfeiffer
Age in 1870: 33
Birth Year: abt 1837
Home in 1870: Newport Ward 5, Newport, Rhode Island
Post Office: Newport
Stationed with Company F of the 5th Artillery at Fort Adams.
- [S2655423147] U.S. Civil War Soldiers.
Name: Henry Pfeffer
Regiment State/Origin: Union Regular Army
Regiment Name: 2 U.S. Art.
Regiment Name Expanded: 2nd Regiment, US Artillery (Regular Army)
Rank Out: Sergeant
Rank Out Expanded: Sergeant
Film Number: M233 roll 26
- [S2645886283] 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Fort Brown Garrison Brownsville, Cameron, Texas; Roll: M653_1289; Page: 302; Image: 611; Family History Library Film: 805289.
Name: Henry Pfeffer
Age in 1860: 24
Birth Year: abt 1836
Home in 1860: Fort Brown Garrison Brownsville, Cameron, Texas
Post Office: Brownsville