Build a bridge – immediately – at Fort Powhatan: A busy day for Henry Benham

At some point in the future, I wish to examine the 1864 crossing of the James River to the level of detail offered for the 1863 crossing at Edwards Ferry.  There were numerous moving parts to the operation.  Each of which adds color to an important story.  As in June 1863, the Army of theContinue reading “Build a bridge – immediately – at Fort Powhatan: A busy day for Henry Benham”

“The duties must be performed and men are required to perform them”: Hunt requests foot artillery regiments

Again, let me turn to the three suggestions made by Brigadier-General Henry Hunt on February 21, 1864: First. That an officer of suitable rank to command it, with a proper allowance of field officers, should be furnished to the artillery of each corps. Second. That a suitable force be attached to the artillery to furnishContinue reading ““The duties must be performed and men are required to perform them”: Hunt requests foot artillery regiments”