In the third quarter, 1863 summaries, the ordnance clerks allocated thirteen lines for the Fourth US Artillery. Of those lines, a full twelve were based on received returns. Battery E had no recorded return. Of the twelve recorded lines, all but three were marked received during the fall months of that year. Three were notContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 4th Regiment, US Regulars”
Looking at the summary for the 4th US Artillery for the 2nd quarter (ending in June) of 1863, we see ten of the twelve batteries posted returns (or more accurately, had their returns recorded by the Ordnance Department… assuming nothing here). Of those ten returns, all but one was received by the end of 1863.Continue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – 4th Regiment, US Regulars”
You see, those cannon and their projectiles were not simply laying about in nice piles for the use of the army. That equipment and materials had to be supplied. SUPPLIED. A verb that is so easy to write, representing a vital supporting activity to any operation… but is often painfully difficult to enact.