Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries, Part 2

Let us review the fourth quarter statements for the middle dozen New York independent “light” batteries: I say “light” as while on paper these were indeed light batteries, in actuality not all served as light batteries. We see nine returns processed. All within January or February 1864. Very tidy… relatively speaking: 13th Independent Battery: Reporting fromContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries, Part 2”

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, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts

As was the case with summaries from the previous quarters, the clerks at the Ordnance Department “shorted” Massachusetts in the battery listings. There were, eventually, sixteen batteries from the Bay State. And for the fourth quarter, we see a couple of omissions: 1st Battery: At Brandy Station, Virginia with six 12-pdr Napoleons. The battery remainedContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts”