|View single post by HankC|
|Posted: Fri Jan 13th, 2012 07:28 pm||
|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