Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Maine’s Batteries

Maine provided seven batteries of field artillery to the Federal war effort.  Of those six were in service during the winter of 1863 (the seventh did not muster until the following winter).  As mentioned for the previous quarter’s returns, we find both numbered and lettered designations for Maine’s batteries.  But I’ll conform to the conventionContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Maine’s 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”