Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Heavy Artillery

For the last post of this blogging year, we have the last post in the series covering the summary statements of the third quarter of 1863. This is simply an administrative summary of the heavy artillery units in Federal service at the end of that quarter. Some of these did appear in the summary statements,Continue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 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”

A spring snow in the 1864 Winter Encampment

If you live in Culpeper, Virginia then today’s forecast calls for snow.  Not a lot, but some snow on this sixth day of spring.  Maybe Mother Nature is following the sesquicentennial yet again.  Yesterday I cited Colonel Charles S. Wainwright’s reference to a snow near the end of March 1864.  Wainwright half-complained about “… fourContinue reading “A spring snow in the 1864 Winter Encampment”