Considering December 1863, one year after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, US Colored Troops had become an important, if not essential, component of the Federal war machine. We historians say they’d proven their mettle at places such as Morris Island. However, questions remained in the minds of the more traditional line officers. But noneContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – North Carolina”
We hear this quip a lot: Military professionals study logistics! And as my theme in this Gettysburg series of late has been aimed at the importance of staff activities in relation to the battlefield, only natural that we should shift from intelligence and reconnaissance to logistics.
Next we turn to the batteries from the Garden State. Five entries representing the artillerymen from New Jersey: As the state’s batteries were at times referenced by number, yet at others by letter, I’ll provide both here: 1st Battery / Battery A: At Brandy Station, Virginia with six 10-pdr Parrotts. Captain William Hexamer remained inContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – New Jersey”