Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Maine

I apologize to readers for the scarcity of posts for the last few months. As a part-time hobby enterprise, blogging must take a back seat sometimes. Let us move forward, however, with our discussions of the fourth quarter, summary statements. The next state to consider is Maine. As of the end of December 1863, thereContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Maine”

Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Rhode Island’s Light Batteries

When transcribing the summary statements, I like to see clean entries where clerks have recorded returns for all listed batteries.  Such reduces questions to some manageable level.  And that is what we see with the Rhode Island volunteers for the first quarter, 1863: Not exactly crisp, however.  We see one entry was delayed until 1864.Continue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Rhode Island’s Light Batteries”

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”