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 muste...

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

Map of Civil War Battles in Virginia

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

Gettysburg Battle Map 1863

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

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.

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.

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.

Battle of Gettysburg - Dead Union Soldiers

Union Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg:

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.


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

Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield; on this day (September 17) 150 years ago, over 20,000 people gave their lives in the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.

Civil Wars, War Compilations, American Civil War, Pennsylvania Civil, War 1861

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.