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

The last state with entries in the fourth quarter, 1862 summary statements was Wisconsin.  During the war, the Badger State provided thirteen light batteries.  One of those, the 13th Battery, would not be organized until December 1863 and thus falls outside scope for this post.  But the other twelve should be accounted for.  The summaryContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Wisconsin’s Batteries”

A Personal Connection to Arkansas Post… and the 29th Missouri

Maybe I should be more in tune with my personal connections to the Civil War. But as I mentioned with respect to my “bushwacker” ancestors, there are just little more than service records to fall back on. If they were the type to spend time recording their experiences, those were all lost with time (asContinue reading “A Personal Connection to Arkansas Post… and the 29th Missouri”

150 Years Ago: Countermarching in the sloughs while the Navy works over Fort Hindman

(In series of posts, continuing here and over the next few days, I figure to examine selected details of the battle of Fort Hindman.  For a good overview of the battle, please see the The Battle of Arkansas Post on Civil War Trust’s website or the series of posts at Civil War Daily Gazette.) AsContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Countermarching in the sloughs while the Navy works over Fort Hindman”