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Getting to Know the Men of the 55th

Just wrapped up another productive week at the Massachusetts Historical Society with collections related to the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  There is something to researching real black Civil War soldiers [...]

Thinking About the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

Dear Barbara, Yesterday I spent the day at the Massachusetts Historical Society examining materials related to the 55th Massachusetts as you suggested.  I’m glad I did.  As you noted in [...]

The 48th PA/150th: Raising The Regiment: Company A

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, volunteers from throughout Schuylkill County, both young and old, signed up to serve in what would become the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, a regiment organized under the direction of Colonel James Nagle. Show More Summary

Missouri to open park honoring black regiment

The 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment was the first black military unit in the country, organized even before it was legal to have former slaves and freemen join the Union effort. Organized by ardent abolitionist Brig. Gen. Show More Summary

Historical society finds Civil War banner in attic

The original banner of the 72nd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry was discovered in the attic of the Sandusky County Historical Society earlier this year. Yesterday, the county commissioners voted unanimously to budget the $9,000...Show More Summary

Heritage trail honors the 54th Massachusetts

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Trail, which honors black Union soldiers from a county in Massachusetts and another in Connecticut, was inaugurated Wednesday with a reception and book signing. The self-guided, driving tour that includes 12 communities in Berkshire County, Mass. Show More Summary

The Union's First Defenders: The Allen Infantry

The first Northern volunteers to arrive in Washington in response to President Abraham Lincoln’s first call-to-arms in April 1861 were Pennsylvanians from Schuylkill, Berks, Mifflin, and Lehigh Counties, organized into five companies. Show More Summary

First Minnesota at Antietam

Enjoy a fine online resource on the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry from Wayne Jorgenson and Chuck Barden. They've built a considerable database of the members of the Regiment.

Isaac L. Taylor at Gettysburg

On July 2, 1863 at 5:40AM Isaac Taylor recorded in his diary that his regiment, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, had arrived at Gettysburg. “Order from Gen. [John] Gibbon read to us in which he says this is to be the great battle of the war & that any soldier leaving ranks without leave [...]

54th Massachusetts Memorial on the Boston Common

Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the bronze “Shaw Memorial” to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was unveiled on Memorial Day, 1897. This view was taken facing east at approximately 8:50 AM on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. The monument to the 54th Massachusetts was sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It is located at the [...]

The 54th Massachusetts

On September 8, 1865, the New York Tribune commented on the unusual amount of fanfare the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry received on their return to Boston.  The author of the editorial explained the public response reflected of the 54th’s status as the first northern regiment of black soldiers and the reputation the regiment earned as [...]

The 111th New York Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History

by Martin W. Husk From the publisher:This regimental history follows the 111th New York Volunteer Infantry's service from muster through victory, with many first-hand accounts and primary sources. It provides details on the towns from which the regiment was organized and examines the men who served in its ranks. Show More Summary

Burning Rails As We Pleased: The Civil War Letters of William Garrigues Bentley, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

by William Garrigues Bentley From the publisher:William Garrigues Bentley chose to leave the safety of home and family at age 19 and fight for the Union. He enlisted in the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company G, in 1862 and served for three long years before being honorably discharged. Show More Summary

History of Company B, Twenty-first Regiment (Infantry) South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate States Provisional Army

by Henry Kershaw Dubose From the publisher:A Confederate Army officer’s account of the 21st South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Company B’s involvement in the defense of Charleston, S.C., and in the Battle of Cold Harbor and the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia (both 1864).Includes muster roll and portraits of officers. Show More Summary

We Were the Ninth: A History of the Ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry April 17, 1861 to June 7, 1864: Civil War Sesquicentennial Edition

by Constantin Grebner (author) and Frederic Trautmann (translator)From the publisher:We Were The Ninth is a translation, carefully edited and thoroughly annotated, of an important Civil War regiment. The Ninth Ohio - composed of Ohio...Show More Summary

re: Morale -- By: Kathryn Jean Lopez

Another e-mail:  I was a Marine infantry commander in Vietnam, a United Methodist minister for twenty-years, and a volunteer chaplain to veterans for ten years.  This story does not surprise me at all.  Our troops need to know that what...Show More Summary

August 16th is National Airborne Day

Here’s the history of why today is considered “our” day; In July 1940, the task of organizing the platoon began. First Lieutenant William T. Ryder from the 29th Infantry Regiment volunteered and was designated the test platoon’s Platoon Leader and Lieutenant James A. Bassett was designated Assistant Platoon Leader. Based on high standards of health and [...]

Upton's Regulars: The 121st New York Infantry in the Civil War

by Salvatore G., Jr. Cilella From the publisher:From Cooperstown and its surrounding region, upstate New Yorkers responded to President Lincoln's call to service by volunteering in droves to defend an imperiled Union. Drawn from theShow More Summary

The Second Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865

by Paul G. Zeller From the publisher:The many regiments that fought in the Civil War each had their own stories to tell about what they saw, smelled, tasted, heard and felt while serving in war. Most of these stories have been lost, but those that survive are compelling accounts of a dark time in our nation's history. Show More Summary

The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster

by Dennis W. Belcher From the publisher:The 10th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry waged battle for the Union for three years during the Civil War, ranging from its home state to Atlanta. This work is filled with personal accounts,...Show More Summary

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