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The Great Rebellion ~ The American Civil War


Accounts of Action and Rosters of the Men
From Wabasha County, Minnesota


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This site is designed, published and managed by Barbara Koska Timm
barbaraktimm@bellsouth.net

DID YOU KNOW?

The North called it "THE GREAT REBELLION" ~ referring to the South's planned secession from the Union concerning the subject of slavery.
The South called it "THE WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION" ~ referring to the North's unwillingness to break the Union over this or any subject.
The issue of SLAVERY may have been the VEHICLE, but STATES' RIGHTS was the ISSUE.



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"The Battle Cry of Freedom"
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19th Century American Popular Music
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"I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free."(Abraham Lincoln, Speech, June 16, 1858)






INTRODUCTION


The Information On This Site Is A Combination Of That From
Chapter Eleven Of The Book
"History Of Wabasha County"
Published 1884

Historical Material And Comments by Civil War Researcher
Dave Frederick

And Material Compiled By Civil War Researcher And Reenactor
Jerry Anderson


Jerald "Private Fritz" Anderson


LISTING OF ALL MINNESOTA REGIMENTS



INDEX OF REGIMENTS
FOR WABASHA COUNTY ROSTERS


FIRST REGIMENT
SECOND REGIMENT
THIRD REGIMENT
FOURTH REGIMENT
FIFTH REGIMENT
SIXTH REGIMENT
SEVENTH REGIMENT
EIGHTH REGIMENT
NINTH REGIMENT
TENTH REGIMENT
ELEVENTH REGIMENT
INDEPENDENT BATTALION MINN. VOLUNTEERS
FIRST COMPANY SHARP SHOOTERS MINN. VOLUNTEERS
SECOND COMPANY SHARP SHOOTERS MINN. VOLUNTEERS
SECOND REGIMENT MINN. VOLUNTEER CAVALRY
FIRST MOUNTED RANGERS MINN. VOLUNTEER CAVALRY
MINNESOTA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY
          (BRACKETT'S BATTALION)
INDEPENDENT BATTALION CAVALRY MINN. VOLS.
          (HATCH'S BATTALION)
FIRST BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY
SECOND BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY
THIRD BATTALION ARTILLERY
FIRST REGIMENT MINN. HEAVY ARTILLERY INFANTRY
MEMORIAL QUILT made by Deb Ellsworth
          to honor the men of the 1st Rgt Minn Hvy Art Inf
MEN WHO SERVED IN OTHER LOCATIONS:
  • WABASHA CO. NATIVES THAT SERVED IN OTHER UNITS
  • WABASHA CO. NATIVES THAT SERVED OUT OF STATE
  • MEN WHO ENLISTED BUT WERE DENIED FOR HEALTH REASONS
  • UNASSIGNED MEN
WABASHA COUNTY RANGERS
LAKE CITY MOUNTED MEN
WISCONSIN VETERANS BURIED IN WABASHA CO.
WABASHA CO. MEN WHOSE BIOGRAPHIES SHOW THEY SERVED
          IN VARIOUS STATES OTHER THAN MINNESOTA DURING THE WAR
"HOMELESS SOLDIERS" ~
          MEN WHO HAVE COME TO MY ATTENTION
          BUT WHOSE HOME COUNTIES OR STATES ARE UNKNOWN
HENRY G. BAILLY ~ A LOST HERO FOUND
A CEMETERY IN GEORGIA
MILITARY STRUCTURE
THE CRACKER LINE OPERATIONS ~ BROWN'S FERRY & WAUHATCHIE
LETTER FROM A READER
MEN FROM OTHER COUNTIES WHO SERVED WITH MINNESOTA REGIMENTS
GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN 2003 (re-enactment information)
"Growth of a Nation" (off-site)
This is a multi-media interactive movie. While there, click on "HOME" (upper left corner) for information on purchasing the enhanced version at a very reasonable price.



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CONTACT & GUESTBOOK


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MR. LINCOLN SPEAKS




"In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free,
~ honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve."
(Second Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862)

"Let us have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it."
(Address, New York City, Feb. 21, 1859)

"With malice towards none, with charity for all,
with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right."
(Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865)

"That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,
and that government of the people, by the people, for the people,
shall not perish from the earth."
(Speech at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863)




THE COPPERHEADS


Author Unknown
From "Poetry and Music of the War Between the States"

Who are the men that clamor most
Against the war, its cause and cost,
And who Jeff Davis sometimes toast?
The Copperheads.

Who, when by wretched whiskey tight,
Hiss out in rage their venomed spite,
Who crawl and sting, but never fight?
The Copperheads.

Who hold peace meetings, where they pass
Lengthy resolves of wind and gas,
Much like the bray of Balaam's ass?
The Copperheads.

Who, when false faction is forgot,
When patriots keep a common thought,
Have discord and dissension taught?
The Copperheads.

Who swear by bondage, and would see
Rather their country lost than free,
Who dread the name of Liberty?
The Copperheads.

Who hate a freedom-loving press,
The truth, and all who it profess,
Who don't believe in our success?
The Copperheads.

And who, when Right has won the day,
Will take their slimy selves away,
And in their dirty holes will stay?
The Copperheads.

And who will be the hiss and scorn
Of generations yet unborn,
Hated, despised, disgraced, forlorn?
The Copperheads.



(Did I hear someone say that history repeats itself?)

"There was a draft on the Union side, starting in early 1863. It was very unpopular. In New York City, protest marches turned into riots which lasted for three nights. The Union had to divert every available man (probably 3,500 total) to serve as riot police. There was protest all across the northern states, but NYC was the worst."
Dave Frederick



MY RELATIVES WHO SERVED



John Ritter, my gggrandfather, in his Civil War uniform, taken from a tintype.
He served in Company G of the First Regiment Heavy Artillery Minnesota Volunteers.



My maternal great-grandfather, James A Russell
He enlisted at a very young age as a drummer boy for Company F of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry. While serving in Dakota, he lost several fingers of his right hand to frost bite.
Our family has been unable to find his ancestry. We think he came from the East to Wisconsin with a family named Wilkerson. They may have been his aunt and uncle. If you have any information, please let me know.



AUNT ALICE'S WEDDING DRESS

          
Aunt Eva (left) and me (right with my cousin)
modeling gg-Aunt Alice Taylor's Civil War era wedding dress



PERSONAL LINKS


The Koska~Timm Family Rosebush
Peach County, GA GenWeb
Macon County, GA GenWeb
Aitkin County, MN GenWeb
Wabasha County, MN GenWeb
Mahnomen County, MN GenWeb
History of Winona County, Minnesota
Biographies and Historical Sketches of Wabasha Co., MN
Bartow County, GA Confederate Soldiers of the American Civil War
Unbound!




GENEALOGY LINKS


Rootsweb | USGenWeb | USGenWeb Archives
MNGenWeb | MNGenWebArchives

See Wabasha Co. Civil War Veterans published by Jerry Anderson
on the Wabasha County section of the Minnesota GenWeb Project.





CIVIL WAR LINKS


Southern History
Civil War Letters
Making of America
Civil War Camp Life
The Civil War Archive
AmericanCivilWar.com
Civil War Battles By State
Andersonville Civil War Prison
National Cemetery Administration
The United States Civil War Center
The American Civil War Homepage
Civil War Rosters Arranged by State
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
SK Publications U.S. Census Bureau CDs
The United States Internet Genealogical Society
Terrell's 37th Texas Rangers Reenactment Group


CivilWarBookReview.com

Civil War Era Lyrics and Tunes
Poetry and Music of the War Between the States





ACKNOWLEDGMENTS






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"The Battle Cry of Freedom" (1862)
Words and Music by George Frederick Root


Yes we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom,
And we'll rally from the hillside we'll gather from the plain,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom.

(Chorus)
The Union forever,
Hurrah boys, hurrah!
Down with the Traitor,
Up with the Star;
While we rally round the flag, boys,
Rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom.

We are springing to the call of "Three Hundred Thousand more,"
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom,
And we'll fill the vacant ranks of our brothers gone before,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom. (Chorus)

We will welcome to our numbers the loyal true and brave,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom,
And altho' he may be poor he shall never be a slave,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom. (Chorus)

So we're singing to the call from the East and from the West,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom,
And we'll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love the best,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom. (Chorus)


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