Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous Ohio artillery

The last battery in the long list of Ohio independent batteries is the 26th Ohio Independent Battery.  The transformation of “Yost’s Captured Battery” of the 32nd Ohio Infantry into the 26th Ohio Battery… administrative that it was… is a good starting point for discussing a couple of lines from the third quarter 1863 summary statementsContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous Ohio artillery”

One of Beauregard’s Columbiads recovered from the ocean floor?

I’ve written some in the past about the remarkable find of the steamer Philadelphia. (And note, this is not the gunboat USS Philadelphia which plied the waters around Charleston during the war.) Some time after the Civil War the steamer left Charleston with a load of scrap metal, including several heavy artillery pieces of ConfederateContinue reading “One of Beauregard’s Columbiads recovered from the ocean floor?”

Vandals at Cumberland Gap

We are closing in on the 150th anniversary of Braxton Bragg’s retreat through Cumberland Gap, which ended the “Heartland Campaign” in Kentucky. So let me call your attention to this unfortunate news story, from WYMT.com, about Cumberland Gap: Vandals caught on camera damaging Civil War artifacts BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Officials say vandals areContinue reading “Vandals at Cumberland Gap”