Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – West Virginia Batteries

The section heading reads “Virginia”.  But we know the complicated why that section could not, officially at least, be “West Virginia” for another quarter of record keeping. From the previous quarter, we saw two lines accounting for infantry serving as artillery.  For the first quarter, 1863, just one.  And that one is easily reconciled.  CompanyContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – West Virginia Batteries”

Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – 5th Regiment, US Regulars

Moving in order now to close out the summary statement pages for the US Regular Artillery batteries, we come to the 5th Artillery: When we looked at the Fifth Regiment as part of the fourth quarter, 1862 summaries, the batteries were split between two pages.  Huzzah!  A clerical victory!  And speaking of clerks, the datesContinue reading “Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 – 5th Regiment, US Regulars”

Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Virginia’s Batteries? Yes, West Virginia that is!

I always like to respect the particulars of administrative details.  And of course, the clerks at the Ordnance Department in 1863 were also mindful of those details. In the case of West Virginia, it was not formally admitted as a state until June 20, 1863.  So how to classify the batteries recruited and mustered byContinue reading “Summary Statement: December 31, 1862 – Virginia’s Batteries? Yes, West Virginia that is!”