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Harvard's Civil War:
The History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
By
Richard F. Miller

The Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was one of the most influential northern units in the Army of the Potomac. Its nickname, the Harvard Regiment, was derived from the preponderance of Crimson-connected officers on its roster. The fortunes of war placed this unit at the lethal crossroads of nearly every major battle of the Army of the Potomac from Ball's Bluff (1861) through Grant's Overland Campaign. After going through its baptismal fire at the debacle of Ball's Bluff, the Harvard Regiment was the first to plant its colors on the Confederate works at Yorktown; fought McClellan's rear guard actions during the Seven Days' Campaign; was mauled in Antietam's West Woods, on Fredericksburg's streets, and on Marye's Heights; faced Pickett's charge at Gettysburg; and was at the deadly intersection of the Orange and Plank Roads at the Battle of the Wilderness.
     But the regiment's influence far transcended its battle itinerary. Its officers were drawn from elite circles of New England politics, literature, and commerce. This was the regiment of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.; of his cousins, William Lowell Putnam and James Jackson Lowell, both nephews of James Russell Lowell; of Paul Joseph Revere and his brother Edward H. R. Revere, both grandsons of Paul Revere; and of Sumner Paine, great-grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Robert Treat Paine.
 

Table of Contents

1.  21 July 1865
(Chat for Chapters 1, 2, 3,  & 4)

3.  Filling The Roster

5.  Ball's Bluff
(Chat for Chapters 5 & 6)

7.  The Peninsula, Yorktown, and the Seven Days
(Chat for Chapters 7 & 8)

9.  The Battles of Fredericksburg .
(Chat for Chapters 9 & 10)

11. Gettysburg
(Chat for Chapter11)


13. The Fatal Grind Begins


15. Deep Bottom, Reams's Station and the End

2.  January 1861

4.  Camp Massasoit
 

6.  A Regiment Sundered

8.  To The Antietam


10. Second Fredericksburg


12. Bristoe Station and Mine Run
(Chat for Chapter12 & 13)

14. Trenches to Trenches: Spotsylvania to
      Petersburg

(Chat for Chapter14 & 15)

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