Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st New York Artillery

For the second quarter in a row, the clerks shifted entries around to allocate New York it’s own pages within the summaries: Our focus for this post is the top set of entry lines, for the 1st New York Light Artillery: Colonel Charles S. Wainwright commanded this regiment.  Wainwright, as we well know, commanded theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st New York Artillery”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – 1st New York Light Artillery Regiment

New York’s contribution to the Federal war machine was not just a “cog” in a wheel.  Rather we might say the Empire State provided a whole wheel.  And part of that was of course a number of artillery batteries.  I could well spend several posts discussing the various formations – heavy artillery, light artillery regiments,Continue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – 1st New York Light Artillery Regiment”

Sherman’s March, March 2, 1865: “To be shot to death in retaliation for the murder of Private R. M. Woodruff”

During the first days of March, 1865, Major-General William T. Sherman expressed some concern about Confederate concentrations in front of his force.  During the last days of February, Sherman’s columns were at a standstill as they dealt with flooded rivers. Orders to the Right Wing commander, Major-General Oliver O. Howard, during that time were toContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 2, 1865: “To be shot to death in retaliation for the murder of Private R. M. Woodruff””