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Gatling gun salesmen would go onto Civil War battlefields and live demonstrate their products in combat. - https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/11/02/gatling-gun-salesmen-would-go-onto-civil-war-battlefields-and-live-demonstrate-their-products-in-combat/

Gatling gun salesmen would go onto Civil War battlefields and live demonstrate their products in combat. - https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/11/02/gatling-gun-salesmen-would-go-onto-civil-war-battlefields-and-live-demonstrate-their-products-in-combat/

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Fort McKeen, infantry post, was established in June, 1872.  Fort McKeen was named in the tradition of the day, that is, named in honor of someone really important in the military or politics.  This particular fort was named to commemorate Colonel H. Boyd McKeen who led the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteers.  Colonel McKeen lost his life at the Battle of Cold Harbor in the Civil War.

Fort McKeen, infantry post, was established in June, 1872. Fort McKeen was named in the tradition of the day, that is, named in honor of someone really important in the military or politics. This particular fort was named to commemorate Colonel H. Boyd McKeen who led the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteers. Colonel McKeen lost his life at the Battle of Cold Harbor in the Civil War.

Civil War: Artillery, 1862 . A single piece of artillery would have been serviced by about a dozen soldiers. Each gun would have been attached to a horse lead caisson or limber that carried its crew, equipment and some of its ammunition into battle. Usually 6 horses would be attached to the limber.  A lieutenant would have commanded a “section“ consisting of two guns, their combined crew and limbers.

Civil War: Artillery, 1862 Art Print by Granger

Civil War: Artillery, 1862 . A single piece of artillery would have been serviced by about a dozen soldiers. Each gun would have been attached to a horse lead caisson or limber that carried its crew, equipment and some of its ammunition into battle. Usually 6 horses would be attached to the limber. A lieutenant would have commanded a “section“ consisting of two guns, their combined crew and limbers.

Lincoln’s Highlanders-Scots in the Civil War 16 June 1862, the Charleston Mercury reported, ‘It was left to the brave 79th Highlanders, to test the virtue of unadulterated cold steel on our Southern nerves. Thank God, Lincoln had only one 79th regiment.’ In fact, the Union Army possessed several predominantly Scottish regiments. Approximately 600,000 Scots migrated to the United States between 1851 and 1861, bringing with them a rich military tradition. Militia companies of S

Lincoln’s Highlanders-Scots in the Civil War 16 June 1862, the Charleston Mercury reported, ‘It was left to the brave 79th Highlanders, to test the virtue of unadulterated cold steel on our Southern nerves. Thank God, Lincoln had only one 79th regiment.’ In fact, the Union Army possessed several predominantly Scottish regiments. Approximately 600,000 Scots migrated to the United States between 1851 and 1861, bringing with them a rich military tradition. Militia companies of S

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