Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/29/2022 - 8:13pm
This past weekend I was giving a “shakedown” tour of First Bull Run on the blazing hot Plains of Manassas to two very good friends, Licensed Gettysburg Battlefield Guide Chris Army, and battlefield tourist extraordinaire Mike Pellegrini. On Matthews Hill, Chris asked how many men were in Union Colonel David Hunter’s division, consisting of the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/29/2022 - 10:39am
Col., Abram S. Vosburgh; Lieut.- Col., Henry P. Martin; Maj., George A. Buckingham. This regiment, also known as the American Guard and Vosburgh Chasseurs, was a New York city organization and was one of the eleven uniformed militia regiments sent to the relief of Washington upon the outbreak of the war. It left the state […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/28/2022 - 6:44pm
First Regiment, Light Artillery – Col., Charles H. Tompkins; Lieut. Cols., William H. Reynolds, John A. Monroe; Majs., John A. Monroe, John A. Tompkins, John G. Hazard. The organization of this regiment was begun early in 1861, but was not completed until the fall of 1862. Battery A. – Capts., William H. Reynolds, John A. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/23/2022 - 12:42pm
Cols., John S. Slocum, Frank Wheaton, Nelson Viall, Horatio Rogers, Jr., Samuel B. M. Read, Elisha H. Rhodes; Lieut. Cols., Frank Wheaton, William H. P. Steere, Nelson Viall, Nathan Goff, Jr., Samuel B. M. Read, Henry C. Jenckes, Elisha H. Rhodes; Majs., Sullivan Ballou, Nelson Viall, Nathan Goff, Jr. Thorndike C. Jameson, Henry C. Jenckes, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/23/2022 - 9:43am
Col., Ambrose E. Burnside; Lieut.-Col., Joseph S. Pitman; Majs., John S. Slocum, Joseph P. Balch, William Goddard. This regiment was organized at Providence early in April, 1861, from the state militia, whose services were accepted by Gen. Scott in Jan., 1861, having been previously rejected by Pres. Buchanan. In April Gov. Sprague was authorized to […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/22/2022 - 6:52pm
Cols., Thomas P. Pierce, Gilman Marston, Edward L. Bailey, Joab N. Patterson; Lieut.-Cols., Frank S. Fiske, Edward L. Bailey, James W. Carr, Joab N. Patterson, John D. Çooper, Jr., Levi N. Converse (not mustered); Majs., Josiah Stevens, Edward L. Bailey, James W. Carr, Samuel P. Sayles, John D. Cooper, Jr., Levi N. Converse, George T. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/21/2022 - 2:09pm
Attached to Stone’s Expedition, June, 1861. 1st Brig. 2d Div. Army of N. E. Virginia, to August, 1861. W. F. Smith’s Brigade Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Attached to Porter’s Division, Army Potomac, October, 1861, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 5th […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/21/2022 - 9:21am
All Companies in Washington, D. C., by December, 1861, except “C” “G” and “I.” Company “C” left Fort Leavenworth. Kan., June 11, 1861. At Springfield, Mo., August 6. Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Mo., August 10. Moved to St. Louis. Mo., August 11-30, thence to Paducah, Ky. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to February, 1862. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/20/2022 - 1:18pm
On the Pacific Coast till November, 1861. Concentrated at Washington, D. C., November, 1861, to January, 1862. (Cos. “D” and “G” in New Mexico. Evacuation of Forts Breckenridge and Buchanan. Stationed at Fort Craig. Defence of Fort Craig January-February, 1862. Near Fort Craig February 19. Action at Valverde February 21. Apache Canon, near Santa Fe, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/20/2022 - 8:34am
In Texas January, 1861. Forced to surrender while en route north. “C” at San Antonio April 22, “A” and “D” at Indianola April 24, and Companies “B,” “E,” “F,” “H,” “I” and “K” at San Lucas Springs May 9, 1861. Company “G” attached to Porter’s Brigade, Hunter’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, […]
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