Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Indiana Independent Batteries, Part 1

While the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery wore one of the war’s most colorful nicknames, it was “heavy” artillery, and after all, raised as an infantry regiment. Most of the artillerists from Indiana formed into independent batteries. And most of those were light artillery. Their returns were consolidated into a lengthy section of the fourth quarterContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Indiana Independent Batteries, Part 1”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Indiana’s batteries, Part 2

We started on the last post working down this long list of Indiana batteries: In that last post, we discussed the first dozen independent batteries.  Picking up there, we have independent batteries 13 through 26: Yes, a baker’s dozen plus one.  But with those fourteen batteries, we actually have less numbers to consider as onlyContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Indiana’s batteries, Part 2”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Indiana’s Independent Batteries (Part 2)

We move down the sheet to the second half of the Indiana independent batteries, numbering 13 through 25: Of the thirteen to consider, seven had posted returns for the quarter.  So more than a few blanks to fill here.  Organizationally, these batteries had very few administrative changes from the previous quarter to note: 13th Battery:Continue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Indiana’s Independent Batteries (Part 2)”