Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous New York Artillery

Below the list of independent batteries are three lines covering returns from formations either outside the listed artillery organizations or under the other branches of service. These are always good stories, often alluding to lesser known aspects of the war: Examining these three in detail: 99th New York, U.S. Gunboat “Smith Briggs”: Reporting from FortContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous New York Artillery”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Heavy Artillery

For the last post of this blogging year, we have the last post in the series covering the summary statements of the third quarter of 1863. This is simply an administrative summary of the heavy artillery units in Federal service at the end of that quarter. Some of these did appear in the summary statements,Continue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Heavy Artillery”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery

Below the list of batteries for the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery is a lonely line for one battery – Battery (or more aptly, Company) H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery: Interpreting that line: Battery H, 3rd Artillery: At Baltimore, Maryland with four 10-pdr Parrotts. Captain William D. Rank commanded this battery, the “light” battery of theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery”