Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries

At the end of June, the two volunteer batteries from Vermont were serving at Port Hudson, Louisiana: Just the 1st and 2nd Batteries at this time of the war, with the third forming up in January 1864.  And a very short administrative description: 1st Vermont Light Battery: Listed at Port Hudson, Louisiana with six 3-inchContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Vermont Batteries”

Unfilled and overdue requisitions: Artillery of the Department of the Gulf

When Major General Nathaniel P. Banks took over the Department of the Gulf at the end of 1862, his chief mission mirrored, if not directly competed with, that of General Ulysses S. Grant further upstream on the Mississippi River.   Like Grant’s operations to the north, any progress made by Banks required a significant maneuver elementContinue reading “Unfilled and overdue requisitions: Artillery of the Department of the Gulf”