I like to think of these as Boxes of soldiers.
What will you get?
1) A row of 3D images which will go into your 3DUnits100c.bmp
2) A row of 3D images which will go into your 3DUnits50c.bmp
3) A Unit image to go into your Units.bmp
I will be working on new bmp for all the titles as JTS will be unlocking the oobs when the series has finished, but that will be an ongoing thing.
More to come when I finish them.
Click on BOX OF SOLDIERS INDEX button to go to the list of regiments.
Below that button are images of available regiments.
The 10th release in the Box of Soldiers Series
Wheat's Louisiana Tigers
By Gary Schreckengost
Recruited from New Orleans' teeming waterfront by soldier of fortune Roberdeau Wheat, the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion more than lived up to its pugnacious nickname–Wheat's Tigers–at the First Battle of Manassas.
Of all the units that took the field at the First Battle of Manassas in July 1861, none exceeded the flair and intensity of the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion, "Wheat's Tigers." Raised from the dregs of New Orleans, the Tigers, who were primarily Irish immigrant dockworkers, were as tough and resolute as their combative commander, Major Roberdeau Wheat.
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The 9th release in the Box of Soldiers Series
Hamptons Legion Infantry
Hampton Legion was organized by Wade Hampton during the spring of 1861. It contained a cavalry and infantry battalion, but they did not serve together. The cavalry battalion fought in the Seven Days' Battles and in the summer of 1862 merged into the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment. The infantry battalion was active at First Manassas and later was assigned to Wade Hampton's, Hood's, and Jenkins' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was involved in various conflicts from Seven Pines to Sharpsburg, moved to North Carolina, then served with Longstreet at Chickamauga and Knoxville. Crute states that in May, 1864, the unit was reorganized, mounted, and united with the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment, but that is not correct. The unit was designated Fitzhugh Lee's Cavalry Battalion and continued the remainder of the war in Virginia. It harassed Federal supply depots throughout northern Virginia, and fought in several actions during the lengthy Siege of Petersburg.
What was left of the Hampton Legion infantry surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House in early April 1865.
The 8th release in the Box of Soldiers Series
The US Marines
An interesting read.
The Marine Battalion At The Battle of Bull Run: Emending The Record
By David M. Sullivan - Originally Published February 2002
On 1 Nov. 1921, Major General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the honorable service of the Corps be published by every command to all Marines throughout the globe on the birthday of the Corps:
"On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history."
He went on to say:
"In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term 'Marine' has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue."
Seemingly at odds with MajGen Lejeune's statement concerning the "distinction" of Marines in "every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps" are the conclusions drawn by numerous authors who have disparaged the performance of the Marines in the 21 July 1861 Battle of Bull Run (or the First Battle of Manassas).
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The 7th Release in the Box of Soldiers Series
The Boston Volunteer's
The 11th Massachusetts Infantry
The 11th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf., known locally as the Boston Volunteers, was raised largely through the influence of George Clark, Jr., an old militia officer, who became its first colonel. Eight companies were recruited at 179 Court Street, Boston, after which, May 9, 1861, the regiment was ordered to Fort Warren, where two other companies were added. Here it was mustered into the service June 13, 1861, On June 17 the regiment was transferred to Camp Cameron, North Cambridge. It left the State for Washington, D. C., June 29, and was located on the Treasury grounds near the White House. It was one of the three Massachusetts regiments present at First Bull Run, July 21, 1861
To read further go to http://www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/civilwar/regiments/Mass/11mass.html
The 6th Release in the Box of Soldiers Series
The Emerald Guard
The 33rd Virginia Infantry
The Emerald Guard was formed in and around the town of New Market during May and early June of 1861. It was organized by a thirty-four year old Shenandoah County native named Marion Marye Sibert. and as it's name implied was formed from the Irish laborers that worked in the Valley when the War began. The company would become was among the most colorful and volatile companies of the famed "Stonewall Brigade". To read more click the link below.
The 5th Release in the Box of Soldiers Series
The 33rd Virginia Infantry
The 33rd Regiment of Virginia Volunteers was one of the five regiments in the immortal Stonewall Brigade of the Confederate Army. This brigade evolved into one of the most famous military units in military history. It was held in the highest regard and proved itself time and again throughout the entire war. It had it's low points to be sure but no other unit in the Confederacy held more respect and admiration than did the Stonewall Brigade; from General Lee on down and from the Union ranks as well. The following is a brief historical look at the 33rd Virginia and the Stonewall Brigade. To read more follow the link below:
The 4th Release in the Box of Soldiers Series:
The 1st Minnesota Infantry
April 27, 1861 – Ten companies reported at Ft. Snelling.
June 22, 1861 – The First Leaves for Washington D.C. arriving at midnight, June 26th.
July 21, 1861 – BATTLE OF BULL RUN
The First fell in at 2:00 a.m. and started marching four hours later. The regiment was ordered to support Rickett’s Battery in an attack on Henry House Hill. Cos. ‘A’ & ‘F’ led the attack, and were separated from the regiment to the right of the battery by the confusion in deploying the guns. To read more follow the Link below.
The 3rd release in the Box of Soldiers Series:
The 11th Mississippi Infantry
A Little History
the Civil War looming on the horizon, the young men of Lafayette
County, Mississippi, organized a militia company in December
1860. The unit was formed in Oxford, Mississippi, and practiced
military maneuvers and rifle tactics. The company decided to
adopt the nickname, "Lamar Rifles" in honor of L.Q.C.
Lamar, who was a popular local congressman. They also adopted
the motto, "Semper Paratus," or "Always Ready!". To read more click on the link below
The second addition in the Box of Soldiers series.The Gordonsville Greys representing the 13th Virginia, in their militia uniforms of 1861.
The Gordonsville Greys were originally organized in Orange County,
Virginia in 1859 when the Governor of Virginia, John Letcher, called for
50 State Militia units to be mustered into temporary service as a
consequence of John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry. This terrifying
experience showed the lack of military preparedness in Virginia. As a
result, new militia companies started springing up all over Virginia. To carry on reading this extract please go to the following site. A very interesting read.