The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment mustered for a three-year term (1861-1864) in the Union Army at the outset of the American Civil War when the prevailing enlistment period was three months. During offensive movements, it sustained high degrees of casualties at the Battles of First Bull Run (20%) and Antietam (28%) and a catastrophic degree of casualties (82%) at the Battle of Gettysburg. It is most noted for its service on the second day at Gettysburg. Joseph Scully was…
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"The Forlorn Hope"-Don Troiani. 1st Maine Heavy Artillery charge at Petersburg. In less than ten minutes it was over. Those who could, retreated to the shelter of the sunken road. But most remained on the field. Of the 900 men who began, 240 were dead or dying and 364 lay wounded. The assault was destined to secure for them an unwanted and unenviable place in American Civil War History. It held the record for the highest number of casualties in a single battle of any regiment in the war.
The Battle of Petersburg, VA where my ancestors fought for the South. Glad to say, though, that the slaves got their freedom. Sad to say many men who never owned a slave in their life DIED fighting for the wishes of the rich Southern plantation owners.
"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.
Mort Künstler has painted Gettysburg dozens of times, and you’ll find a selection of scenes from some of his most important Gettysburg paintings on the receiver of this magnificent Tribute. Description from americaremembers.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images