Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Vermont… and others unmentioned

Moving through the remaining state batteries, we come to Vermont…. and this offering: Nothing to see here… move along… Well, let us not move along!  There’s something missing here.  Vermont provided several batteries to the Federal cause.  These deserve mention here.  If nothing else let us identify omissions.  At the time of reporting (December 1862)Continue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Vermont… and others unmentioned”

Sawyer guns and mortars at the Crow’s Nest… and that interesting work detail

Recording activities for June 25, 1864, Brigadier-General Godfrey Weitzel, Chief Engineer for the Army of the James, wrote: June 25, batteries were laid out for one 6-inch Sawyer gun and two 10-inch mortars on the Crow’s Nest, right bank of James River, about 1,500 yards below the right of our line, and for one 100-pounderContinue reading “Sawyer guns and mortars at the Crow’s Nest… and that interesting work detail”