Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous New York Artillery

Below the list of independent batteries are three lines covering returns from formations either outside the listed artillery organizations or under the other branches of service. These are always good stories, often alluding to lesser known aspects of the war: Examining these three in detail: 99th New York, U.S. Gunboat “Smith Briggs”: Reporting from FortContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous New York Artillery”

Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries, Part 1

After a long break, let us resume this line of march. Picking up where we left off with in the New York section of fourth quarter summary statements for 1863. Next up are the independent batteries and miscellaneous lines: No we won’t try to jump all thirty-six lines at once. Rather in batches, as wasContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries, Part 1”

Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 3rd New York Artillery

Unlike their sister light artillery regiment, the 1st New York, the 3rd New York Light Artillery seldom receives proper attention from historians.  Starting organization as an infantry regiment, and serving as such for the summer campaigns of 1861, the regiment reorganized as light artillery to support operations in North Carolina. And the batteries played anContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 3rd New York Artillery”