Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont’s Batteries

Not a populous state, yet Vermont arguably fought above their weight class during the Civil War with nearly 10% of the state’s population responding to the call.  We hear much of the two infantry brigades which served with the Army of the Potomac.  And the storied 1st Vermont Cavalry gets it due from those whoContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont’s Batteries”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries

At the end of June, the two volunteer batteries from Vermont were serving at Port Hudson, Louisiana: Just the 1st and 2nd Batteries at this time of the war, with the third forming up in January 1864.  And a very short administrative description: 1st Vermont Light Battery: Listed at Port Hudson, Louisiana with six 3-inchContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries”

Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries

For the fourth quarter of 1862, the batteries of Vermont got no love from the clerks at the Ordnance Department.  For the first of 1863, at least the batteries received mention: A small state, Vermont provided only two light batteries up to this point of the war (a third would be mustered in January 1864).Continue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries”