Monthly Archives: July 2007

11th Wisconsin Book Quotes…

If you have visited my blog you’ve already seen this… anyway, the quotes for the back cover are in and I am very pleased: “In this Land of Rebeldom” A Wisconsin Regiment’s Four-Year Journey Through the Civil War By Christopher … Continue reading

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Yet Another Book Update…

I have just learned that my publisher (McFarland) is indeed going to get the book out by December 2007 (this year!). Also, they have settled on a title. I liked mine better, but this one is probably better for marketing … Continue reading

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Prologue

[I did get some bad news, my publisher (McFarland) is not going to include my Prologue, which I understand their reasoning, but I also thought it was some good writing. So I have included it here as a teaser for … Continue reading

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Colonel Charles L. Harris

Charles L. Harris, born August 24th, 1834 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, was a prominent Madison resident when the war broke out. He immediately enlisted and became a Lieutenant in the First Wisconsin regiment. Three months later he welcomed the rank … Continue reading

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Book Quotes

If you have visited my blog you’ve already seen this… anyway, the quotes for the back cover are in and I am very pleased: “In this Land of Rebeldom” A Wisconsin Regiment’s Four-Year Journey Through the Civil War By Christopher … Continue reading

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Vicksburg, 144 Years ago

Descendants of the 11th Wisconsin, 144 years ago your ancestors took great pride in the fall of Vicksburg. The regiment fought bravely suffering more losses (killed/wounded in battle) during Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign than during any other campaign of the war … Continue reading

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The Irish Regiment!?

After some research today I feel confident in debunking the myth that the 11th Wisconsin was dominated by Irish recruits; please do note that I am German/Irish. Looking through the muster roll I would say, with just a glancing guess, … Continue reading

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Military History: Battles of the 11th

WISCONSIN 11TH INFANTRY REGIMENT Date of Organization: 18 October 1861 Date of Muster: 05 September 1865 Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 6 Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 4 Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 80 Enlisted Died of Disease or … Continue reading

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11th Wisconsin Demographics

CLICK HERE FOR GRAPHAs some of you are aware, I have been researching the 11th Wisconsin Civil War regiment for some time now. I have spent a significant amount of time of late going through muster and descriptive rolls to … Continue reading

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The Battle at Bayou Cache and Historical Interpretation

[First published on my blog4history site] Arkansas, July 7, 1862, near Hill’s Plantation and Cache River a small battle took place. On the afternoon of July 6, 1862, Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis’ Army of the Southwest was strung out … Continue reading

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