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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 mustered.

    SAMUEL K ZOOK born March 27, 1821 Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania Died July 3, 1863 (aged 42) Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Place of burial Montgomery Cemetery (West Norriton Township, Pennsylvania) Allegiance United States of America Union Years of service 1861–1863 Rank Brevet Major General Commands held 57th New York Infantry Battles/wars American Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Battle of Chancellorsville Battle of Gettysburg †

    Alfred Pleasonton (July 7, 1824 – February 17, 1897) US Army officer & Union General during the American Civil War. He commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign, including the largest predominantly cavalry battle of the war, Brandy Station. In 1864 he was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Theater, where he defeated Confederate Gen. Sterling Price in two key battles, effectively ending the war in Missouri. Pleasonton was born in Washington, D.C

    American Civil War Casualties

    Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July 1861.

    Battles of the Civil War

    Three Confederate prisoners, Gettysburg. (Colorized Photo) 1863.

    Union General George Gordon Meade and the Army of the Potomac received a “Thanks of Congress” January 28th 1864 for their part in the Battle of Gettysburg.

    photograph of a battle worn Old Glory from the Civil War, circa 1864, soldier is from the 37th Pennsylvania Infantry

    Map of Civil War Battles in Virginia

    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.

    The picture was taken at the Stone Wall at Gettysburg. Picture shows the old soldier writing his memories of the Battle of Gettysburg, at the Gettysburg Reunion.

    Union Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg:

    Battle of Gettysburg - Dead Union Soldiers

    Rare CDV Photo of Tattered Civil War BATTLE FLAG // Philadelphia

    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.


    First Lieutenant Adelbert Ames, Union Army Medal of Honor recipient First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia, American Civil War July 21, 1861.

    Battle of Gettysburg infographic - 150 anniversary is coming up!

    John Burns, veteran of the War of 1812. On July 1, 1863 when the Battle of Gettysburg started in his back yard the 70 year old grabbed his musket and joined a Union regiment fighting the Confederates. He was wounded three times but survived. Passed away in 1879.

    Thomas Leiper Kane (January 27, 1822 – December 26, 1883) was an American attorney, abolitionist, and military officer who was influential in the western migration of the Latter-day Saint movement and served as a Union Army colonel and general of volunteers in the American Civil War. He received a brevet promotion to major general for gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg.