Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Wisconsin’s Batteries

The last state with entries in the fourth quarter, 1862 summary statements was Wisconsin.  During the war, the Badger State provided thirteen light batteries.  One of those, the 13th Battery, would not be organized until December 1863 and thus falls outside scope for this post.  But the other twelve should be accounted for.  The summaryContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Wisconsin’s Batteries”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Missouri’s First Regiment of Artillery

The Missouri section of the fourth quarter, 1862 summary statement lists sixteen batteries.  That covers all of the 1st Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery as a whole.  It also includes bits and pieces of what would become the 2nd Regiment and some militia batteries brought onto Federal service at the time.  For this installment, we willContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Missouri’s First Regiment of Artillery”

More of Hindman’s suggestions to fix the Confederacy: Pay, conscription, and martial law

Back a few days I pulled a section from General Thomas Hindman’s official report from the Prairie Grove campaign. Well the general must have considered this report the vessel by which to air all his ideas about the war effort…. In the next paragraph in his report, he addressed a problem with pay, or moreContinue reading “More of Hindman’s suggestions to fix the Confederacy: Pay, conscription, and martial law”