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Bryce Hartranft
Bryce Hartranft • 1 year ago

The 57th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteer Regiment was formed in the winter of 1864. The regiment left Camp Wool on April 18th 1864 with 916 men and officers. They were engaged in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and the Crater. By July 30th, just 3 and a half months after leaving camp, there were only 46 enlisted men and 1 officer left to report for roll call. Grant's relentless tactics won the war, but destroyed thousands of young men.

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