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Lieber Code 1863: Section III

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIELD. SECTION III.– Deserters — Prisoners of war — Hostages — Booty on the battle-field. 48. Deserters from the American Army, having...

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General Alvin P. Hovey’s Division At the Battle of Champion Hill

Key Battle in the Vicksburg Campaign After crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg, Mississippi on April 30th, the Union Army of Major General Ulysses S. Grant marched inland in a northeasterly direction.  Grant’s forces...

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The Earp Brothers Union Army Service in the Civil War

The Earp Brothers were among the more famous characters in the Old West, due in large part to the participation of three of the brothers in the October 1881 Gunfight at the OK Corral...

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The 3 Inch Parrot Rifle in the Civil War

Both the Union and Confederate artillery forces used several types of rifled field artillery in the Civil War.  One of the more common rifled field guns was the 3 inch Parrot Rifle, named after...

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The 24th Michigan Infantry at Gettysburg

The 24th Michigan Infantry was organized in the summer of 1862 and joined the Iron Brigade in October of that year after the brigade had been reduced from casualties suffered at the battles of...

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The 36th Illinois Infantry at the Battle of Stones River

The 36th Illinois Infantry entered U.S. service in September 1861, and saw significant action at the battles of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and Perryville, Kentucky in 1862.  In late December 1862, the regiment was part...

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The Brainerd Monument in St. Albans, Vermont

On May 5th, 1864 Private Joseph P. Brainerd of Company L,  1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment, was on patrol along the line of march of the Union Army of the Potomac as Lieutenant General Ulysses...