Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Kansas artillery

Despite its location, Kansas provided a surprising number artillerists to the Federal Army – three “formal” batteries, plus sections within infantry (to include USCT) and cavalry formations.  As a whole, the Kansas artillerists have not received much attention from historians.  And that is our loss, as each has an interesting service history along with aContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Kansas artillery”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Kansas

Yes, we are in Kansas.  Well, in the Kansas section of the second quarter, 1863 summaries: Three batteries and three sections, assigned to cavalry.  Of which only one line lacks a receipt date.  Let us marvel the over zealous clerk who listed these batteries by designation and commander’s (or at least organizer’s) name: 1st (Allen’s)Continue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Kansas”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Batteries from Iowa, Kentucky, and Kansas

Following the order presented in the summary statements, the next set of volunteer batteries came from Iowa, Kentucky, and Kansas.  Yes, not exactly alphabetical, but we’ll go with the clerk’s ordering. At the time of the report, in December 1862, Iowa had only three batteries accepted for service (a fourth battery was not mustered untilContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Batteries from Iowa, Kentucky, and Kansas”