Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Delaware

Being a small state, Delaware did not muster a great number of formations during the war. Nine infantry regiments, a cavalry regiment, some independent companies, along with a couple batteries of artillery. Previously, we detailed what amounted to two and a half batteries of artillerymen from Delaware seeing service during the third quarter of 1863.Continue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Delaware”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Delaware’s Batteries

Yes, Delaware’s batteries.  Plural. In past quarters, we’ve looked at one lone entry line for Delaware.  That being Captain Benjamin Nields’ battery, often cited as the 1st Delaware Battery.  And that was it, so far as field batteries are concerned.  But the state also provided a company and a half … yes a half-company… ofContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Delaware’s Batteries”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware!

Well, well.  Finally!  In the second quarter of 1863, the bureaucrats of the Ordnance Department finally caught up with those fellows serving the Union out in the vast Trans-Mississippi theater.  Sloppy entries, but at least there are entries: Yes, right up top, we see “Arkansas” with two lines – one for an artillery battery andContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware!”