Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Kansas

Yes, we are in Kansas.  Well, in the Kansas section of the second quarter, 1863 summaries: Three batteries and three sections, assigned to cavalry.  Of which only one line lacks a receipt date.  Let us marvel the over zealous clerk who listed these batteries by designation and commander’s (or at least organizer’s) name: 1st (Allen’s)Continue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Kansas”

Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Kentucky and Kansas Batteries

The entries offered in the summary statements for the Kentucky and Kansas batteries have less precise identities than those for other states.  We might call it sloppy clerical work.  Or perhaps the imprecise entries point to a larger issue – that of organizing a massive army, spread across a continent, in short order.  Just gettingContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Kentucky and Kansas Batteries”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Batteries from Iowa, Kentucky, and Kansas

Following the order presented in the summary statements, the next set of volunteer batteries came from Iowa, Kentucky, and Kansas.  Yes, not exactly alphabetical, but we’ll go with the clerk’s ordering. At the time of the report, in December 1862, Iowa had only three batteries accepted for service (a fourth battery was not mustered untilContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Batteries from Iowa, Kentucky, and Kansas”