Three wagons per 1,000 men: Ingalls proposes reduction in Army’s wagons

On this day (November 18) in 1863, the Army of the Potomac’s Chief Quartermaster, Brigadier-General Rufus Ingalls, wrote from his camp near Brandy Station to suggest more reductions to the Army’s trains.   Ingalls used figures derived from an examination of the Sixth Corps supply operations: Capabilities of supply of the Sixth Corps, excluding the artillery,Continue reading “Three wagons per 1,000 men: Ingalls proposes reduction in Army’s wagons”

150 Years Ago: Buford Across the Rapidan

On the morning of October 10, 1863, Brigadier-General John Buford received these orders for the First Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac: General: You will force a passage at Germanna Ford as soon as possible, pursue the enemy, and endeavor to uncover Morton’s Ford, communicating with General Newton, commanding First Corps, who is instructedContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Buford Across the Rapidan”