Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Louisiana

In the third quarter of 1863, we discussed a single line entry under the Louisiana heading, showing no ordnance reported with the 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery (African Descent). From that I introduced the administrative history of that regiment. As noted in that post, in November 1863 the regiment changed names to the 1st Corps deContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Louisiana”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Louisiana Heavy Artillery

Moving down the pages in the summary statements for the third quarter of 1863, we have a placeholder entry for Louisiana: Just that one line: 1st Heavy Artillery:  No location given.  Just the notation for infantry stores. Good to see the clerks at the Ordnance Department were holding to procedures and at least accounting forContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Louisiana Heavy Artillery”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Heavy Artillery

Let me give the heavy artillery batteries, battalions, and regiments their due for this quarter of the summary.  While looking at each of the state sections, we’ve mentioned a few of these batteries.  But not the whole.  The omission, by those at the Ordnance Department, was mostly due to bureaucratic definitions than any overt action.Continue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Heavy Artillery”