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The 54th New York Infantry, the “Hiram Barney Rifles”, the “Schwarze Yaeger”

With the new school year starting, I’ll be switching over to semi-monthly postings.  My next series of posts will deal with the 54th New York Infantry, another of von Gilsa’s units present at Blocher’s Knoll and East Cemetery Hill during … Continue reading

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Leopold von Gilsa

Continuing on the theme of the 41st New York Infantry, I have some information (and, as usual, questions) about its commander, Leopold von Gilsa. Leopold von Gilsa, after approximately 150 years, comes across as a mysterious figure.  Do not infer … Continue reading

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