Category Archives: Infantry Regiments

Articles on individual infantry regiments in the Civil War.

The 2d Iowa Infantry and the Battle of Fort Donelson

After sitting on my bookshelf for more than a year, I finally have found time to read Steven E. Woodworth’s exceptional book on the Army of the Tennessee, “Nothing But Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865.”  This book is … Continue reading

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5th New York Infantry – Duryée Zouaves

The 5th New York Infantry regiment, also known as Duryée’s Zouaves was organized in New York City after President Abraham Lincoln’s call for the states to send 75,000 state militiamen “in order to suppress said combinations, and to cause the laws to … Continue reading

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The Fighting 69th New York Infantry Regiment and the Irish Brigade

This past week I have been immersed in reading Bradley M. Gottfried’s newest book, “The Maps of First Bull Run.”  While not a full narrative of the battle, it is nearly so.  While reading about the battle, Mr. Gottfried detailed … Continue reading

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17th Indiana Infantry Regiment

The 17th Indiana Infantry regiment was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana during May, 1861.(i)  Officially mustered into Federal service on June 12, 1861, they were part of Indiana’s quota for Abraham Lincoln’s call for 75,000 state militia volunteers.  US Colonel Milo … Continue reading

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48th Ohio Infantry Regiment

The 48th Ohio Infantry regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from September through December, 1862.  It would be mustered into Federal service on February 17, 1862, at which time it would be ordered to Paducah, Kentucky.  Lieutenant Colonel Peter … Continue reading

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18th Illinois Infantry

The 18th Illinois Infantry regiment¹ was organized at Aurora, Illinois, with US Colonel Michael K. Lawler being appointed its commander.  It was mustered into Federal service on May 28, 1861.  It would be sent to Bird’s Point, Missouri, in June … Continue reading

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14th New Jersey Infantry Regiment

The 14th New Jersey Infantry¹ regiment was organized at Camp Vredenburg, New Jersey, during the summer of 1862.  They would be mustered into Federal service on August 26, 1862.  They were commanded by US Colonel William S. Truex, through the … Continue reading

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2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

I have always been interested in the Iron Brigade, especially those regiments from Wisconsin. My mother’s family has deep roots in Wisconsin, and I visited there a great deal in my early years. While I am still working on my “family tree,” I would not be surprised to see some great, great uncles, and cousins, who fought for our Union, with Wisconsin regiments. While this article is a longer article, I hope you take the time to read the history of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment – a proud member of the Iron Brigade. ~ Michael Noirot Continue reading

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98th Illinois Infantry Regiment

The 98th Illinois Infantry regiment was organized at Centralia, Illinois.  Tasked with recruiting and organizing the regiment, was US Colonel John J. Funkhouser.  The soldiers were recruited from the following counties: Clay, Richland, Effingham, Crawford, White and Jasper.  They would … Continue reading

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Sharpshooters – Murder or Accepted Terms of Engagement?

The American  Civil War ushered in a new age of fighting.  Much has been written about how rifled muskets caused more lethal woundings, at a longer range.  Additionally, much has been written about the early battlefield tactics, and how they … Continue reading

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