Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Pennsylvania’s Emergency Batteries

Last post, I mentioned the Pennsylvania militia and emergency batteries appearing on the Federal order of battle during the crucial summer months of 1863.  While those batteries escaped mention in the summaries, in the interest in cataloging ALL the artillery batteries from Pennsylvania, I do wish to at least name the organizations for reference. ToContinue reading “Summary Statement, 2nd Quarter, 1863 – Pennsylvania’s Emergency Batteries”

Wainwright’s Diary, April 24, 1864: “With the warm days have come clouds of rumours”

With April coming to a close, Colonel Charles Wainwright began his diary on this day in 1864 with a notation about pleasant weather, yet predicting storms rising from the south: April 24, Sunday. Spring is upon us now, almost at a jump. The last three days have been fit for June; fires are abandoned andContinue reading “Wainwright’s Diary, April 24, 1864: “With the warm days have come clouds of rumours””

Wainwright’s Diary, March 13, 1864: “I also heard that there were strong rumours again”

Colonel Charles S. Wainwright began his diary entry for March 13, 1864 as he often did – describing the weather: March 13, Sunday.  We are now having real March weather, at least as to changableness; no two successive days being alike.  Still, the spring is opening.  What little grass there is about here begins toContinue reading “Wainwright’s Diary, March 13, 1864: “I also heard that there were strong rumours again””