Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware!

Well, well.  Finally!  In the second quarter of 1863, the bureaucrats of the Ordnance Department finally caught up with those fellows serving the Union out in the vast Trans-Mississippi theater.  Sloppy entries, but at least there are entries: Yes, right up top, we see “Arkansas” with two lines – one for an artillery battery andContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, and Delaware!”

150 Years Ago: Lincoln Captures Norfolk

At about 7 A.M. one hundred and fifty years ago today, on May 10, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln personally directed a landing of Federal troops on the beaches outside Norfolk, Virginia. As a close personal friend of mine would say, “He took charge as a good leader should; kept the morons from interfearing; and droveContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Lincoln Captures Norfolk”