Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Michigan, more artillery

Turning back to the Michigan section of the fourth quarter summary, consider the last two entry lines: Isolating those down, we see entries for artillery assigned to an infantry regiment and another for the “6th Regt. Vol. Artillery”: But wait, you say, Michigan didn’t have six regiments of artillery! Well, it did have a 6thContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Michigan, more artillery”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous Ohio artillery

The last battery in the long list of Ohio independent batteries is the 26th Ohio Independent Battery.  The transformation of “Yost’s Captured Battery” of the 32nd Ohio Infantry into the 26th Ohio Battery… administrative that it was… is a good starting point for discussing a couple of lines from the third quarter 1863 summary statementsContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous Ohio artillery”

150 Years Ago: Cannons thunder across Stones River

On this day 150 years ago, the lull on the battlefield of Stones River broke into an afternoon crescendo.  In response to a Confederate assault from Major General John C. Breckinridge’s division on the Federal left, Major General Thomas Crittenden turned to his chief of artillery, Captain John Mendenhall and said, “Now, Mendenhall, you mustContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Cannons thunder across Stones River”