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2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery      
Company D
Evelyn B. Ransom - Private   
Evelyn was my great great grandfather from South Boston. After serving and becoming a POW at Camp Verde in Galveston, TX with Company 'I' Massachusetts 42nd Infantry Regiment, He enlisted June 1864 in Company 'D' Massachusetts 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment.
Mustered out Readville (which used to be a part of Boston) on July 20, 1865. Fighting in Virginia and North Carolina. He survived the war and died in Boston on Feb. 1, 1916.
Contact Name:  Dawn Ransom Ringer
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Date Added:  1/7/2011
Company E
Louis Hormidas Larocque - Private   
Under the command of General Jonas Frankle as a part of a four company detachment, conducting raids along the North Carolina coast in 1865.
Contact Name:  Darrell E. Larocque
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Date Added:  1/23/2007
Company E
Henry H Prouty - Private   
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Date Added:  1/30/2007
Company E
Henry Sheafe Sloper - Private   
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Contact Name:  Tom Sloper
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Contact Homepage:  www.sloperama.com
Date Added:  9/18/2007
Company F
Dwight William Bardwell - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 19 September 1863 at the age of 21 in Company F, 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts on 8 October 1863. Died of disease Company F, 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts on 7 December 1864 in New Berne, North Carolina.
Contact Name:  Jane
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Date Added:  9/8/2014
Company G
Peter Aubrey - Corporal   
Peter Aubrey
Capture Date: 20 Apr 1864
Capture Place: Plymouth, NC
Prison: Andersonville
Side: Union
Rank: Private
State where enlisted: Massachusetts
Unit: 2 Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
Regiment: 2
Company: G
Function: Heavy Artillery
Description: Held at Andersonville and survived
Remarks: PAROLED 30NOV1864 SAVANNAH, GA
Contact Name:  Bob Thorp
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Date Added:  7/5/2018
Company G
Charles D Prouty - Private   
Charles was captured at the battle Plymouth, April 20th, 1864. He was 21 years old from Milford, Worcester, Mass. Enlisted on Sep 1st, 1864. Sent to Andersonville prison. Survived and was mustered out at New Bern, Nc. On June 26th 1865.
Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  8/31/2006
Company H
Bezer W Drake - Private   
Bezer W. Drake was born in South Scituate Massachusetts in 1844. He was the son of Bezer and Elizabeth Drake. At the time of his enlistment he was 19 years old and employed as a shoemaker. He enlisted in Co.H on December 4, 1863 at Readville, MA for a term of three years. In March of 1864 Companies G & H of the 2nd Mass Heavy Artillery were sent to Plymouth NC. On April 20th 1864 a large Confederate force under General Hoke attacked Plymouth and despite a 'brave resistance', 2nd Mass Companies G &H were captured 'almost to a man', 275 men including Pvt. Drake were sent to Confederate prisons. Pvt. Drake was among the group sent to Andersonville GA where he was soon to suffer from the unspeakable realities of starvation and neglect. On July 25, 1864 Private Bezer H. Drake died from the horrors of Andersonville. It was later noted that he left no personal effects,everything being taken from him the day of his capture. He was buried at Andersonville in a grave later recorded as #3929. In the town of Norwell MA (formally South Scituate) a soldiers monument was dedicated in 1878. Among the names inscribed of the fallen during the War of the Rebellion is Bezer W. Drake.
Contact Name:  David E. Corbin
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Date Added:  2/2/2009
Company H
William Riley - Private   
Record of William Riley - From the Grand Army of the Republic, Post 29 Waltham, MA - 'Personal War Sketches' original is in the Waltham City Library.
Enlisted as a Private in Co. H , 2nd Reg't Heavy Art. at Springfield,MA Sept.3, 1864 and discharged a private at Chattanooga, Newbern, North Carolina, June 21, 1865 by reason of disability. Was engaged in the Battle of Jamestown, NC January 1865, accompanied expedition to Cold Rain, skirmishing pretty lively for 16 days. Hard travelling, returned to Plymouth, NC remained there until after Lee's surrender to Grant. Was in Field Hospital - Camp Chattanooga.
'My most intimate comrades in the service were John Murphy, and Henry Knight, Co. H, 2nd Mass. H.A.'
Most important events in my service 'Battle of Kinston' N.C. heavy loss of our comrades, had a terrible time to get into the town on account of the roads being barricaded with heavy felled timber, it took an entire night to cut our way through, the rebels firing on us, at intervals, all night. At daylight we got through, so as to be able to bring up our Artillery. We were drenched through after being in the rain between 8 and 9 in the morning - shot and shell were pouring in upon us and our men were falling fast, besides a number taken prisoner.' William Riley joined the GAR in Waltham,MA July 8, 1884, died in 1918 in Waltham, MA
Contact Name:  Anne M.
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Date Added:  2/25/2006
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