Some of Sherman's Boys

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Soldiers of the 5th Connecticut Infantry in a fort outside of Atlanta. The 5th was in the First Brigade, First Division, 20th Corps. They were formerly in the AOP with the 12th Corps, but they were consolidated with the 11th Corps to form the 20th Corps after Gettysburg. Under Sherman, the 5th served at the Battles of Resaca, New Hope Church, Cassville, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, the March to the Sea, Bentonville, and the Carolinas Campaign.
The regiment lost a total of 193 men during service; 6 officers and 104 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 82 enlisted men died of disease.

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Pvt. John Munson of Attica, Indiana. He served in Company F, 72nd Indiana (Wilder's Brigade), and is pictured here on horseback holding his Spencer repeating rifle. The 72nd was utilized as mounted infantry from March 17, 1863 to Nov. 1, 1864. They served under Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign, The Battle of Resaca, and The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

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Great photographs of some truly fine soldiers. These solders produced one victory after another victory. They helped to prove that Southern armies could not always stand up to Union armies.
 

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Pvt. John Munson of Attica, Indiana. He served in Company F, 72nd Indiana (Wilder's Brigade), and is pictured here on horseback holding his Spencer repeating rifle. The 72nd was utilized as mounted infantry from March 17, 1863 to Nov. 1, 1864. They served under Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign, The Battle of Resaca, and The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

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Don't overlook their service at Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga, and the pursuit of Wheeler! This brigade was outstanding and unique. This outfit was exceptional in every way--it is to Grant and Sherman's discredit that there weren't many more "mounted infantry" brigades created both in the west and especially in the east. I think it was probably because the original brigade was created by Rosecrans and Thomas and thus dismissed despite the continued success of Wilder's men in the field.
 

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Some officers of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in to service Aug. 20, 1862, they had a long list of engagements including: Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Mtn., Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign.

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Private of the 86th Indiana Infantry. The 86th was organized into service in Lafayette, Indiana Sept. 4, 1862. It served at the Battles of Perryville, Chickamauga, Stones River, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, and Jonesboro. Also present for the Tullahoma Campaign, Atlanta Campaign, and the Siege of Chattanooga.
The regiment lost a total of 249 men during service; 2 officers and 70 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 176 enlisted men died of disease.
The 86th Indiana Infantry mustered out of service on June 6, 1865.


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The 20th Indiana Light Artillery was mustered into service on Sept. 19, 1862 at Indianapolis for a three year enlistment. Used mostly for guard and garrison duty, they were ordered into the field March of 1864 and joined the XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland. They participated in the Siege of Atlanta, the Battle of Jonesboro, and the Battle of Nashville.

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33rd NJ Volunteers. Under Sherman, they were assigned to the second brigade, second division, XX Corps, Army of the Cumberland. Among their engagements: Missionary Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Allatoona, Kennesaw Mountain, the Siege of Atlanta, Peachtree Creek, the March to the Sea, Carolinas Campaign, and Bentonville.
The regiment lost a total of 163 men during service; 6 officers and 72 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 85 enlisted men died of disease.



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