Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries and Miscellaneous Returns

Problems, problems, problems.  That’s what we have to sort out with the Pennsylvania independent batteries and the summary for fourth quarter, 1862.     Just look at these entries: These were “storied” batteries, some of which played important parts in great battles.  While tracking these batteries by the name of a commander or organizer willContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Pennsylvania’s Independent Batteries and Miscellaneous Returns”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Ohio Independent Batteries, Part 1

We saw last week that the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Regiment’s batteries were pulling duty, as of the end of 1862, with two armies – the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Cumberland.  In contrast, the independent batteries saw more varied service from the standpoint of assignment as of that point onContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Ohio Independent Batteries, Part 1”

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”