Author: Mark

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The Battle of Boonville, Missouri June 17, 1861

At the nation headed towards Civil War, the border state of Missouri had divided loyalties. It was a slave state with many people sympathetic to the Confederate cause, while many others were loyal to...

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The 19th Indiana Infantry at the Battle of Antietam

The 19th Indiana Infantry, along with the 2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin Infantry regiments, formed the 4th Brigade of Major General Joseph Hooker’s 1st Corps in the Army of the Potomac at the Battle...

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The 2nd Minnesota Infantry at the Battle of Chickamauga

The 2nd Minnesota Infantry was organized and entered Federal service in the summer of 1861. By September 1863, the men of the regiment were seasoned veterans, having fought under the command of General George...

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Visiting Fort Pulaski National Monument

In the first half of the 19th century, the United States built dozens of masonry forts along the East and Gulf coasts to protect ports and prevent invading armies from using rivers to move...