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The 5th Wisconsin Infantry at the Battle of Williamsburg

On the night of May 3rd, 1862, during the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston withdrew his forces from his defensive lines at Yorktown, and began retreating towards Richmond. Union army...

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The 1st Minnesota Infantry at Gettysburg

The 1st Minnesota Infantry was organized at Fort Snelling in April of 1861 and mustered in on the 29th of the month. The regiment went into action at the first Battle of Bull Run...

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Winfield Scott Hancock Quick Facts

Name Meaning Winfield is of Old English origin and means “friend’s field”. Vital Stats Birthday:  February 14th, 1824 Birth Name:  Winfield Scott Hancock Birthplace:  Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania Date of Death: February 9th, 1886 Cause: ...