Reverberations: Bellefonte’s Union Cemetery and the Overland Campaign

I must apologize for the somewhat “off the beaten path” and poor timing of posts over the last couple of weeks.  I like to keep things “150 years to the day” if at all possible.  Furthermore, I had intended to post with a little more focus on the opening Overland and Atlanta Campaigns.  I’ve postedContinue reading “Reverberations: Bellefonte’s Union Cemetery and the Overland Campaign”

Continuing the Overland 150 at Spotsylvania

I’d intended to post a few more articles timed to the events 150 years ago at Spotsylvania.  But pressing family issues have me away from the field and pull my thoughts elsewhere.  So for the Assault on the Mule Shoe Salient’s 150, I find myself as many do – watching from afar. The Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania NMPContinue reading “Continuing the Overland 150 at Spotsylvania”

“The Coehorn mortars were employed wherever circumstances would permit”: Mortars at Spotsylvania

When the Army of the Potomac broke winter quarters in early May 1864, the Artillery Reserve brought along a somewhat novel weapon – 24-pdr Coehorn mortars. Eight of these mortars, with 100 shells each, traveled with the reserve park, manned by Company E, 15th New York Heavy Artillery.  Of their performance and utilization, Brigadier-General HenryContinue reading ““The Coehorn mortars were employed wherever circumstances would permit”: Mortars at Spotsylvania”