Sabers and Swords: More on the small arms columns from the summary statements

Sabers… or sabres for you Anglophiles… are all over the place this season: I will confess that edged weapons, be those weapons with actual edges or “energy powered” edges, fall outside my area of direct interest and study.  Still, I know enough to recognize that even in the civil war in some galaxy far, farContinue reading “Sabers and Swords: More on the small arms columns from the summary statements”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Indiana’s Batteries

Time now we look to the Hoosier Artillery as reported for December 1862.  Indiana organized twenty-six light batteries for Federal service during the war, all numbered and not within a regimental system.  Twenty-one of those Indiana batteries had entry lines on the December 1862 summary.  Of those, only seven had a posted date for receiptContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Indiana’s Batteries”