LIGHTNING BRIGADE SOLDIER The Lightning Brigade, the 92nd, 98th and 123rd Illinois, and 17th and 72nd Indiana, was one of the most potent fighting units in the Civil war, and their audacious and overwhelming early victories sparked the creation of a brand new type of military unit, the mounted infantry.
OHIO CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS In the summer of 1862, Ohio Governor David Tod authorized the creation of the 52nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and recruited Daniel McCook Jr. to serve as the command's first colonel. In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the Union Army with 260 regiments,
BERDAN'S SHARPSHOOTERS The Sharps breech loading rifle was made famous when the Union’s flamboyant Berdan Sharpshooters made them their weapons of choice. For fifteen years before the Civil War, Hiram Berdan was one of this country's leading marksmen. He was personally appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to be the Colonel