Sunday, August 25, 2013

The 11th Pennsylvania Infantry: Sallie's Unit

I wrote about the pit bull Sallie who was the mascot of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, so now will write a olttle about this regiment./// According to Wikipedia, it is the oldest Pennsylvania regiment in service, with men enlisting from three Pennsylvania counties as a 3-month regiment (as long as the war was expected to last) on April 26, 1861./// It received the nickname "The Bloody Eleventh" at the Battle of Falling Waters, Virginia on July 2, 1861./// The 11th joined the Army of the Potomac and fought at Second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Grant's Overland Campaign, Petersburg and Appomattox./// --Old Secesh

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