The Second Missouri Artillery was organized in the fall of 1861 as the 1st Missouri Artillery, Reserve Corps with fifteen – yes, fifteen – batteries. Three were designated light batteries (A, B, and C) and the remainder as heavy batteries for garrison duty. Designated the 2nd Missouri in November 1861, the number of batteries wasContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – 2nd Missouri Artillery”
Dyer’s Compendium relates the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery spent much of the first half of the Civil War on duty as garrison artillery. However, unlike garrison artillery in other sectors which took the form of heavy artillery, the 2nd Missouri had three “light” batteries. The regiment received a full, by battery, listing in the summary for firstContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – 2nd Missouri Artillery”
The first half of the Missouri entries on the Fourth Quarter, 1862 Summary Statements offered no small number of questions and gaps to fill. The second half of the entries offer, what I think, are the widest gaps in any section of the summary. There’s just no getting around the need for conjecture during the examination. One reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, has aided me greatly in the effort to properly identify and match these entries to batteries. But in the interest of keeping the level of conjecture down to the minimum, allow me to first present those entries “as is” for review.