As we have discussed for the previous quarters, the small state of Rhode Island mustered a total of four artillery regiments for the Federal cause. FOUR! However, three of those regiments were heavy artillery. And that means only the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery earns significant space in the summaries. For the third quarter, weContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Rhode Island’s batteries”
For the second quarter of 1863, we find a remarkably clean summary entry for the batteries from Rhode Island: By way of refresher, Rhode Island provided four artillery regiments to the Federal ranks – one light regiment and three heavy regiments – along with two separate batteries (each of which only served three months earlyContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery”
We often mention “command and control” in regard to a general’s performance on the battlefield. What, exactly, did those look like ON the battlefield? Here’s a look at Sedgwick’s attack into the West Woods, looking at his command and control.