Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st New York Artillery

For the second quarter in a row, the clerks shifted entries around to allocate New York it’s own pages within the summaries: Our focus for this post is the top set of entry lines, for the 1st New York Light Artillery: Colonel Charles S. Wainwright commanded this regiment.  Wainwright, as we well know, commanded theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st New York Artillery”

Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Connecticut

As of December 1863, when the fourth quarter ordnance returns came due, the small state of Connecticut had mustered and sent to war two light batteries. A third would form in the summer and fall of 1864. Furthermore, the state had two heavy artillery regiments in service. From those heavies, two batteries (or companies, ifContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Connecticut”

Rappahannock Station – a significant part of the battlefield… GONE

Back last November, just a couple days after the 150th anniversary of the battle, I walked the ground, as part of a tour group, over the battlefield of Rappahannock Station.  The tour covered the Confederate defensive position, held on November 7, 1863, and  assailed by Federal troops that day.  Roughly one third of the ConfederateContinue reading “Rappahannock Station – a significant part of the battlefield… GONE”