In our journey through the Summary Statements, we’ve arrived at the third quarter of 1863. Readers well know the chronology of events for July, August, and September. In some theaters, particularly the Eastern Theater and Trans-Mississippi, armies awaited the signal to resume campaigns. In places such as Northern Georgia and the South Carolina coast, hardContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 1st Regiment, US Regulars”
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.
So to start the review of the summary statements from the second quarter, 1863, the First Regiment of the US Artillery is appropriately at the front of the queue: The batteries of the First were detailed to assignments across various theaters of war, though not to the Trans-Mississippi. Looking at the administrative details by battery:Continue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – 1st Regiment, US Regulars”