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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…

Thomas Leonidas Crittenden (May 15, 1819 – October 23, 1893) was a lawyer, politician, & Union general during the American Civil War. Crittenden was born in Russellville, Kentucky, the son of U.S. Senator John J. Crittenden, brother of Confederate general George B. Crittenden. He was admitted to the bar & served in the US Army during Mexican-American War as a volunteer aide to General Zachary Taylor & as lieutenant colonel of the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.