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20th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 20th Regiment
Regiment
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Infantry
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin)
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Union (American Civil War)
During the American Civil War
American Civil War
(1861–1865), the Union referred to the United States
United States
of America and specifically to the national government of President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
and the 20 free states, 4 border and slave states (some with split governments and troops sent both north and south) that supported it. The Union was opposed by 11 southern slave states (or 13, according to the Southern view and one western territory) that formed the Confederate States of America, or also known as "the Confederacy". All of the Union's states provided soldiers for the United States
United States
Army (also known as the Union Army), though the border areas also sent tens of thousands of soldiers south into the Confederacy
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Infantry
Infantry
Infantry
is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces. Also known as foot soldiers, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combats as well, but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport
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Battle Of Prairie Grove
The Battle of Prairie Grove
Battle of Prairie Grove
was a battle of the American Civil War fought on December 7, 1862, that resulted in a tactical stalemate but essentially secured northwest Arkansas
Arkansas
for the Union.[1]Contents1 Background 2 Opposing forces2.1 Union 2.2 Confederate3 Maneuvering to battle 4 Battle 5 Aftermath 6 Battlefield preservation 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksBackground[edit] In late 1862 Confederate forces had withdrawn from southwest Missouri and were wintering in the wheat-rich and milder climate of northwest Arkansas. Many of the regiments had been transferred to Tennessee, after the defeat at the Battle of Pea Ridge
Battle of Pea Ridge
in March, to bolster the Army of Tennessee. Following Pea Ridge, the victorious Union Maj. Gen
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Siege Of Vicksburg
GRANT'S OPERATIONS AGAINST VICKSBURG (March 29 - July 4, 1863):Grand Gulf Snyder's Bluff Port Gibson Raymond Jackson Champion Hill Big Black River Bridge Milliken's Bend Young's Point Lake Providence Richmond Goodrich's Landing Helena Vicksburg Jackson ExpeditionThe Siege of Vicksburg
Siege of Vicksburg
(May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign
Vicksburg Campaign
of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
and his Army of the Tennessee
Army of the Tennessee
crossed the Mississippi
Mississippi
River and drove the Confederate Army of Mississippi, led by Lt. Gen. John C
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Siege Of Fort Morgan
The Siege of Fort Morgan
Siege of Fort Morgan
occurred during the American Civil War, as part of the battle for Mobile Bay, in Alabama
Alabama
(U.S.), during August 1864. Union ground forces led by General Gordon Granger
Gordon Granger
conducted a short siege of the Confederate garrison at the mouth of Mobile Bay under the command of General Richard L. Page. The Confederate surrender helped shut down Mobile, Alabama, as an effective Confederate port city.Contents1 Background 2 Siege 3 Aftermath 4 2017 commemoration 5 References 6 External linksBackground[edit] Admiral David Farragut
David Farragut
had defeated the Confederate navy in Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864, and Fort Gaines, guarding the western approach to the bay, had surrendered to the cooperating Union land forces under Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger
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Union Army
American Indian Wars American Civil WarFort Sumter First Bull Run Wilson's Creek Forts Henry and Donelson Shenandoah South Mills Richmond Harpers Ferry Munfordville Shepherdstown Chambersburg Raid Mississippi River Peninsula Shiloh Jackson's Valley Campaign Second Bull Run South Mountain Antietam Hartsville Fredericksburg Stones River Chancellorsville Gettysburg Champion Hill Vicksburg siege Corydon Chickamauga Chattanooga Wilderness Atlanta Spotsylvania Sabine Pass New Hope Church Pickett's Mill Cold Harbor Plymouth Fort Pillow Petersburg siege Kennesaw Mountain Jonesborough Franklin Nashville Appomattox Court HouseCommandersCommander-in-Chief 16th President of the United States
United States
- Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
(1861-1865) 17th President Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
(1865)General-in-Chief 1st: Winfield Scott 2nd: George B. McClellan 3rd: Henry W. Halleck Final: Ulysses S
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American Civil War
Union victoryDissolution of the Confederate States U.S. territorial integrity preserved Slavery abolished Beginning of the Reconstruction EraBelligerents United States  Confederate StatesCommanders and leaders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B. McClellan Henry Halleck George Meade and others Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee  J. E. Johnston  G. T. Beauregard  A. S
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Madison, Wisconsin
Madison is the capital of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
and the seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2016, Madison's estimated population of 252,551[5] made it the second-largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd-largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area's 2010 population was 568,593. Founded in 1829 on an isthmus between Lake Monona
Lake Monona
and Lake Mendota, Madison was named the capital of the Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Territory in 1836 and became the capital of the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
when it was admitted to the Union in 1848
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Galveston, Texas
Galveston (/ˈɡælvɪstən/ GAL-vis-tən) is a coastal resort city on Galveston Island
Galveston Island
and Pelican Island in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Texas. The community of 209.3 square miles (542 km2), with an estimated population of 50,180 in 2015, is the county seat and second-largest municipality of Galveston County. It is within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez
Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez
(born in Macharaviaya, Málaga, Spain), Galveston's first European settlements on the island were built around 1816 by French pirate Louis-Michel Aury to help the fledgling Republic of Mexico
Mexico
fight Spain. The Port
Port
of Galveston was established in 1825 by the Congress of Mexico
Congress of Mexico
following its independence from Spain
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Wisconsin In The American Civil War
With the outbreak of the American Civil War, the northwestern state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
raised 91,379 soldiers for the Union Army, organized into 53 infantry regiments, 4 cavalry regiments, a company of Berdan's sharpshooters, 13 light artillery batteries and 1 unit of heavy artillery. Most of the Wisconsin
Wisconsin
troops served in the Western Theater, although several regiments served in Eastern armies, including three regiments within the famed Iron Brigade. 3,794 were killed in action or mortally wounded, 8,022 died of disease, and 400 were killed in accidents. The total mortality was 12,216 men, about 13.4 percent of total enlistments.[1]Contents1 Soldiers 2 Women during the war 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksSoldiers[edit] Approximately 1 in 9 residents (regardless of age, sex or qualification for service) served in the army, and, in turn, half the eligible voters served
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
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List Of Wisconsin Civil War Units
The state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
enrolled 91,327 men for service in the Union Army during the American Civil War, 77,375 in the infantry, 8,877 in the cavalry, and 5,075 in the artillery
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20th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 20th Regiment
Regiment
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Infantry
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