Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 5th Regiment, US Regulars

At the start of July, Colonel (Brevet Brigadier-General) Harvey Brown commanded the regiment.  An 1818 graduate of West Point, Brown served in the Black Hawk, Seminole, and Mexican American Wars.  At the start of the Civil War, he turned down a volunteers commission with a star, opting instead for the colonelcy of the newly formedContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 5th Regiment, US Regulars”

Anatomy of an Ordnance Return: Battery B, 5th US Artillery, December 1863

A common line of inquiry I receive is in regard to identifying the history of a specific artillery piece.  As we can often read the registry number, along with manufacture and inspection details, there is a tantalizing lead to start with.  It’s the paper trail for what happened after that origin that we need.  AndContinue reading “Anatomy of an Ordnance Return: Battery B, 5th US Artillery, December 1863”