Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries

The method used by the Ordnance Department for designating and tracking returns from Pennsylvania’s independent batteries leaves a lot to be desired.  In their defense, the state did not aid their administrative endeavors with simple unit designations.  The way I organize these units, in my mind at least, involves recognizing there were “Independent Batteries” whichContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries and Miscellaneous Returns

Problems, problems, problems.  That’s what we have to sort out with the Pennsylvania independent batteries and the summary for fourth quarter, 1862.     Just look at these entries: These were “storied” batteries, some of which played important parts in great battles.  While tracking these batteries by the name of a commander or organizer willContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries and Miscellaneous Returns”