Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Independent and Miscellaneous Illinois Artillery

Looking at the artillery formations Illinois sent to war, there are over a dozen independent batteries or sections which we may discuss.  Some of these became batteries in the two artillery regiments.  Others remained independent throughout the war.  Famous independent batteries, I may add. Looking at the third quarter, 1863, the summaries carried eight independentContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Independent and Miscellaneous Illinois Artillery”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Independent and other Illinois Batteries

Some batteries seemed to have more names than guns assigned.  For Illinois batteries falling outside the regimental affiliations, that was the case.  For the second quarter, 1863, below the entries for the two regiments, we find several lines which require formal introductions: With the first line, we see “Third Artillery.”  But from there things fallContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Independent and other Illinois Batteries”

Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Independent batteries from Illinois

Proceeding through the Summary Statements for first quarter, 1863, we arrive at the various non-regimented batteries from Illinois.  Like a blast of canister into the darkest night, these tables are hit and miss: Ten lines, but with six registered entries.  And all of these referring to a battery commander’s (or former commander’s) name.  We had theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Independent batteries from Illinois”