Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – 3rd New York Cavalry, Allis’s… NOT Allee’s… Howitzers!

Sometimes, even Frederick H. Dyer stands need of correction. Or at least a small adjustment. What he called Allee’s Battery in the Compendium probably should be Allis’s.

Sherman’s March, April 11, 1865: “I will push Joe Johnston to the death”; Sherman advances on Smithfield

In the second week of April, 1865, for the third time in seven months Major-General William T. Sherman started his army group out of camp into a marching campaign.  The movement out from the Goldsboro, North Carolina area differed somewhat from that of the movements out of Atlanta and Savannah.  This time, instead of aimingContinue reading “Sherman’s March, April 11, 1865: “I will push Joe Johnston to the death”; Sherman advances on Smithfield”

March 31, 1865: Execution of Private James Preble, 12th New York Cavalry, for the crime of rape

The April 7, 1865 edition of the New York Tribune carried, among other news from Goldsborough, North Carolina, an account of the execution in the Federal camp on March 31, 1865: A most imposing military execution has just taken place about half a mile in front of the field works, fronting the Provisional Division, andContinue reading “March 31, 1865: Execution of Private James Preble, 12th New York Cavalry, for the crime of rape”