Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Mississippi Marine Brigade

The Mississippi Marine Brigade:  They were not from Mississippi.  Nor were they Marines.  And they were not a full brigade! An interesting formation, the Mississippi Marine Brigade. Some have called it a prototype for the “Brown Water” units used by the US Navy in Vietnam.  Others have compared it to special forces units in theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Mississippi Marine Brigade”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous Missouri artillery units

Having looked at the second quarter, 1863 summaries for the First Regiment and Second Regiment (first formation) Missouri Artillery, we can now turn to eight entries carried at the bottom of the state’s listings: Eight lines.  Double the number from the previous quarter.  There is some carry-over from the previous quarter, but each line deservesContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Miscellaneous Missouri artillery units”

Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Missing Batteries and Other Notes

After posting the summaries for Wisconsin’s batteries last week, I updated all the links for the first quarter, 1863 summaries.  Before charging in to the next quarter, I wanted to circle back and identify any additional blanks – specifically batteries or other formations that should have been listed in the summaries but were not.  ForContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – Missing Batteries and Other Notes”