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 Posted: Fri Jan 13th, 2012 07:28 pm
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Given the usual nature of becoming famous - desperate battle - most regiments would have but a single opportunity for fame.

However, here are a few that come to my mind with famous commanders, nicknames or other incidents:

1st U.S. Sharpshooters - Berdan's sharpshooters

26th North Carolina – almost wiped out at Gettysburg

13th Pennsylvania – the Bucktails

14th Brooklyn - those 'red legged devils'

Louisiana Tigers – commanded by Rob Wheat, so famous a battalion that soon all Louisiana soldiers were (and are) known as Tigers

6th Massachusetts - attacked in Baltimore

Washington Artillery – well photographed and chronicled artillery battalion

11th New York - the Fire Zouaves, commanded by Elmer Ellsworth

1st Minnesota – virtually massacred at Gettysburg

48th Pennsylvania – dug the mine at Petersburg

124th New York - The Orange Blossoms

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