Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Delaware’s Batteries

Yes, Delaware’s batteries.  Plural. In past quarters, we’ve looked at one lone entry line for Delaware.  That being Captain Benjamin Nields’ battery, often cited as the 1st Delaware Battery.  And that was it, so far as field batteries are concerned.  But the state also provided a company and a half … yes a half-company… ofContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Delaware’s Batteries”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries and Miscellaneous Returns

Problems, problems, problems.  That’s what we have to sort out with the Pennsylvania independent batteries and the summary for fourth quarter, 1862.     Just look at these entries: These were “storied” batteries, some of which played important parts in great battles.  While tracking these batteries by the name of a commander or organizer willContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries and Miscellaneous Returns”