Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 1st New York Light Artillery

We turn now to the New York listings in the third quarter summary.  Appropriately, the clerks allocated a complete page to document all of the batteries and sections from the state: That’s enough New York Yankees to fill the major league team and the farm system!  The First, Second (one battery), and Third regiments ofContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – 1st New York Light Artillery”

Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts batteries

Entering the fall of 1863, the volunteer light batteries from Massachusetts served either in the Eastern Theater or the Department of the Gulf.  All told, the Bay State provided sixteen light batteries to Federal service during the war (save one or two thirty-day batteries at the start of the war).  At the end of theContinue reading “Summary Statement, 3rd Quarter, 1863 – Massachusetts batteries”

Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries, Part 1

In addition to batteries within the regimental formations, the state of New York provided thirty-six independent batteries during the course of the Civil War.  That number is somewhat misleading, as some of those independent batteries were simply re-designations of existing batteries; some were later re-designated within the regimental formation; others mustered out when their timeContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – New York Independent Batteries, Part 1”