Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 2nd Illinois Artillery

At the end of 1863, Colonel Thomas S. Mather remained the commander of the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. Mather had been Chief of Staff for Major-General John McClernand. But with that officer’s relief during the Vicksburg Campaign, Mather had hitched his wagon to a falling star. Mather would go on to serve in other staffContinue reading “Summary Statement, 4th Quarter, 1863 – 2nd Illinois Artillery”

150 Years Ago: Fighting at Upperville

The forth major cavalry action of the Gettysburg campaign concluded this evening 150 years ago at Upperville, Virginia.  As with Middleburg, I’m not going to attempt to improve upon the maps and narrative offered from the ABPP study of the Loudoun Valley cavalry actions.  Instead let me offer some of my favorite photos from visitsContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Fighting at Upperville”