Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts

As was the case with summaries from the previous quarters, the clerks at the Ordnance Department “shorted” Massachusetts in the battery listings. There were, eventually, sixteen batteries from the Bay State. And for the fourth quarter, we see a couple of omissions: 1st Battery: At Brandy Station, Virginia with six 12-pdr Napoleons. The battery remainedContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 4th Regiment, US Regulars

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”

150 Years Ago: One last fight on Fleetwood Hill for John Buford

Having extracted themselves from a dangerous position on the Rapidan River and then covered the withdrawal of the Army of the Potomac over the Rappahannock, Brigadier-General John Buford’s First Cavalry Division was worse for the wear. But on campaign, the cavalry rarely rest.  At 10:30 A.M. on October 12, 1863, Buford received these orders: Major-GeneralContinue reading “150 Years Ago: One last fight on Fleetwood Hill for John Buford”