Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – First Illinois Artillery Regiment

When we looked at the returns for the 1st Illinois Artillery for first quarter, 1863, we found many of the batteries along the Mississippi River or in central Tennessee preparing for spring campaigns.  Reviewing the administrative details for the second quarter of the year, we find some of those batteries had indeed played important rolesContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – First Illinois Artillery Regiment”

150 Years Ago: Grierson rides out of LaGrange

On the morning of April 17, 1863 Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson launched one of the most important cavalry raids of the war: In accordance with instructions from Maj. Gen. S. A. Hurlbut, received through Brig. Gen. W. S. Smith, at La Grange, Tenn., I left that place at daylight on the morning of April 17,Continue reading “150 Years Ago: Grierson rides out of LaGrange”