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Jul
25
by GELongstreet at 10:22 AM
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Officers of the 37th New York Infantry Regiment, 1863.

The 37th, the Irish Rifles, was raised for 2-years service in 1861 and was mustered out in June 1863. The regiment had heavy casualties (including over 200 at Chancellorsville) and those who re-enlisted or had enlisted for longer terms were transferred to the 40th.

Sitting, left to right:
John Phalon...
Jul
25
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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A Christmas party that got out of hand in December 1826 resulted in the court-martial of 20 cadets at the U. S. Military Academy. Two of those courts-martial resulted in the expulsion of men who would later become generals in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, though one of those men was subsequently pardoned and allowed to return to the Academy, from which he ultimately graduated in 1828. The event subsequently came to be known by...
Jul
22
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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Born in upstate New York on July 19, 1830, I taught school in Michigan, later practiced law in Illinois. I was so strikingly handsome that an army chaplain called me "beautiful to behold"; yet historians of the Reconstruction era have dubbed me "the outstanding figure in filth." I reputedly hoisted Honest Abe onto the crowd's shoulders at one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and was cited for gallantry at Shiloh. According to newspaper accounts...
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