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On This Date in History – May 22, 1861 – 1st Union Casualty of Civil War

On May 22, 1861, in what’s generally regarded as the first Union combat fatality of the Civil War, Pvt. Thornsbury Bailey Brown was shot and killed by a Confederate soldier at Fetterman Bridge in present-day West Virginia. Click here for … Continue reading

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