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Journalists to “surge” in Afghanistan

Seventy-five journalists from around the nation have formed an infantry company and they’re volunteering their service to the country in the war in Afghanistan. They plan on leaving for the war next week after nearly a week of training in the parking lot outside of The Military Times in Arlington, Virginia. “We’re tired of being [...]

Modern soldier finds remains of ancient one

Rifleman Rowan Kendrick of the 5th Battalion, The Rifles (a British Army infantry regiment) has unearthed the remains of an Anglo-Saxon warrior buried about 1500 years ago on Salisbury plain. Kendrick is a volunteer with Operation Nightingale, a project that places injured veterans on archaeological sites as a form of physical and social therapy and [...]

NPS offers tour of Cedar Creek Battlefield monument honoring Vermont regiment

A striking granite monument on Virginia’s Cedar Creek Battlefield honoring Vermont’s 8th Volunteer Infantry Regiment has been all but hidden from public view since it was erected in 1885. Until recently, the site was in private hands. Show More Summary

Report: Women to attend Marines' infantry school

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to allow a yet-undetermined number of female volunteers to enroll in the school that trains its infantry combat officers, the Marine Corps Times has reported. The plan to open the Infantry Officers Course to women is part of the service's effort to determine which additional jobs will be open to [...]

Marines to train females in infantry school

The Military Times is reporting that the Marine Corps has made decision to train female officers at their Infantry Officers Course in Quantico, VA; “We are in the process right now of soliciting volunteers,” [Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Corps’ assistant commandant] said on Wednesday. It’s a monumental — if controversial — move for the Marine [...]

The Governor Considers It A Most Important Command

One of the stumbling blocks that I continue to come up against in researching the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry is in reference to Governor John Andrew.  The problem is especially [...]

George Lucas Disses the 54th Massachusetts

Let’s not get all worked up about George Lucas’s recent interview on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show over his comments about the the men of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  [...]

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

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.

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

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 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

Official History, 73rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment

by the 73rd Regimental Association From the publisher:The men of the valiant 73rd Indiana Regiment were first to attack in the Battle of Stones River at Murphreesborough. They lost a third of their men in that fight, listed as one of the ten bloodiest battles of America's Civil War. Show More Summary

Army Warrior Of The Week - SPC Michael Harrington

On Dec. 27, 2009, Michael Harrington, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 19, 2005. Spc. Harrington volunteered for a Quick Response Force (QRF) mission in response to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack that killed three from his platoon. On the [...]

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