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    1st Minnesota at Gettysburg by Don Troiani

  • Griffin Bates

    The boldest charge ever done in American History.

  • Gerard Corcoran

    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 mustered.

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