Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont’s Batteries

Not a populous state, yet Vermont arguably fought above their weight class during the Civil War with nearly 10% of the state’s population responding to the call.  We hear much of the two infantry brigades which served with the Army of the Potomac.  And the storied 1st Vermont Cavalry gets it due from those whoContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont’s Batteries”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts batteries

Entering the fall of 1863, the volunteer light batteries from Massachusetts served either in the Eastern Theater or the Department of the Gulf.  All told, the Bay State provided sixteen light batteries to Federal service during the war (save one or two thirty-day batteries at the start of the war).  At the end of theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts batteries”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Indiana’s batteries, Part 3

Looking to the bottom of the Indiana section for the third quarter, 1863, we find five entries set aside from the independent batteries: Looking closer, those are two entry lines for the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery and three sections from other arms: As we have not detailed the “heavies” often enough within the summaries, letContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Indiana’s batteries, Part 3”