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The 8th Illinois Cavalry at the Battle of Monocacy

In July of 1864, most of the 8th Illinois Cavalry was stationed in the Washington D.C. area and was involved in guard duty and patrols against Colonel John F. Mosby’s guerillas.  This regiment of...

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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 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...