The Last Full Measure: 1st Minnesota Regiment at Gettysburg-Keith Rocco. What regiment is this?" Hancock demanded. "First Minnesota," replied Colvill. "Charge those lines," Hancock ordered, pointing in the direction of the Peach Orchard and Plum Run. Hancock and Colvill looked at each other, Hancock knowing what he had ordered and Colvill realizing both the necessity and the grim implications of it. The charge ended with 215 casualties & 47 survivors led by a sergeant.
"The Boy Major" by Mark Maritato. 19 Year old Joseph White Latimer, the youngest Major in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commands his 16-gun artillery battalion on Benner's Hill at Gettysburg. While dueling with Federal guns on Culps Hill, Latimer was mortally wounded by an enemy artillery shell; he died of his wounds almost a month after the battle.