Soldier- Isaac N Dryden

Dryden was immediately appointed as one of Company D’s eight corporals, and he was promoted to sergeant before the 24th Ohio saw its first action at Cheat Mountain, (West) Virginia, in September 1861.

21st Infantry Regiment

The soldiers of the 21st both past and present are known as “Gimlets.” According to the regimental history, the Gimlet nickname traces its roots to the inter-service athletics of the early 1920s.

Jacob Dolson Cox

On 30 November 1864, the Union forces commanded by Cox successfully repelled the final large-scale frontal infantry attack of the Civil War at the Battle of Franklin.

What Did Soldiers Carry?

Learn how the needs of Soldiers were met by the United States Army during the American Civil War and World War II.

Fort Bowie, Arizona

In 1862, a column of California Volunteers, led by BG James H. Carleton, moved into Arizona to prevent a Confederate occupation of New Mexico Territory. When two companies of the 5th California Infantry arrived at Apache Pass in July, they were ambushed by a large war party led by Cochise and Mangus Coloradus, chief of the Mimbreno Apaches.

Civil War Belt Plate

Although not identified to a particular Soldier, this belt plate likely belonged to a member of the 73d who fought at the Peach Orchard.

Army ArtiFACTS — Episode 11 — The Great Locomotive Chase

A group of Union Soldiers steal a train, named The General, to disrupt the Confederate supply chain. Listen to The Southern Museum’s Josh Trower as he describes what he refers to as “one of the first special forces missions” resulting in the very first Medals of Honor.

Dressed to Kill

Modeled after the French colonial light infantry, the distinctive uniform of the Zouaves set them apart on the battlefield.