Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st Missouri Light Artillery

The 1st Missouri Light Artillery Regiment began the war as the 1st Missouri Infantry, a three month unit. As infantry, the regiment organized in April 1861 and served in the early war campaigns in Missouri. After Wilson’s Creek, during the month of September, the regiment was reorganized as artillery, one of many creative administrative activitiesContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st Missouri Light Artillery”

Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st Michigan Light Artillery

Michigan “regimented” its batteries in the fall of 1862, and from that time the batteries were officially “lettered” within that regimental system. However, old habits died hard. The clerks at the Ordnance Department continued to reference those units by their numbered designations through the end of 1863. And in their defense, the state’s Adjutant General,Continue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 1st Michigan Light Artillery”

Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Minnesota

In the previous quarter, we saw Minnesota represented by three light artillery batteries. For the fourth quarter, we see the same three batteries… but four lines: Yes, the 3rd Minnesota Battery reported by section. So let’s break those lines down: 1st Battery: Reporting at Gaylesville, Alabama, as of November 1864, with with two 12-pdr fieldContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – Minnesota”