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…
September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland - the Union soldiers were buried after the battle, the Confederate soldiers unburied, left on the ground where they fell. Antietam is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with 22,717 dead, wounded, and missing on both sides combined.
Facts and figures about the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest of the Civil War. This July 1-3 is the 150th anniversary of the battle. Click for more at-a-glance information on Civil War events and battles from Family Tree Magazine.
Military experts and scholars estimate that at least 50 Chinese men were soldiers and sailors in the Union forces. Some were even in the Confederate forces. For example, there was one man from Gloucester, Mass. who was in the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry and participated in several battles. Another one from Connecticut was in the Battle of Gettysburg.
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.