Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries

For the fourth quarter of 1862, the batteries of Vermont got no love from the clerks at the Ordnance Department.  For the first of 1863, at least the batteries received mention: A small state, Vermont provided only two light batteries up to this point of the war (a third would be mustered in January 1864).Continue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries”

Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries (Part 2)

Continuing with the first quarter, 1863 summaries for the New York Independent Batteries, the second batch consists of batteries numbered 13 to 24: Compared to the first twelve batteries, the second set exhibits more variation in armament… just a little: 13th Independent Battery: At Brook’s Station, Virginia with six 3-inch Ordnance Rifles.  Captain  Julius Dieckmann commanded.Continue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries (Part 2)”

April 1862… a pivotal month of the war

Today marks the 155th anniversary of the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, generally called the “start” of the American Civil War.  I don’t know what to call the 155th other than just “155th.”  Likewise, I have no smart name for the 151st anniversaries of the surrender at Appomattox (last Saturday) or Lincoln’s assassination (coming Thursday).Continue reading “April 1862… a pivotal month of the war”