Category: War


The Battle of Blackburn’s Ford July 1861

On July 16th, 1861, Brigadier General Irvin McDowell’s Union Army began a march from Washington DC toward Centreville and Manassas Junction, Virginia. At this point in the three month old Civil War, there had...


The 9th Illinois Infantry at the Battle of Shiloh

The 9th Illinois Infantry began the Civil War as a three months’ enlistment unit in April 1861. Upon the expiration of that term, it was reestablished as a unit for a three year enlistment....