Saturday, April 19, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 19

April 19, 1896 – Private Marshall Sherman died in St. Paul on this date.  His “name goes down in the annals of 1st Minnesota history as the man who captured the battle flag of the 28th Virginia Infantry at the battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, during what became known as Pickett's Charge. For his gallantry during the battle he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.”

Picketts charge from a position on the Confederate line looking toward the Union lines, Zieglers grove on the left, clump of trees on right / Edwin Forbes.'s_Charge.jpg

The Battle Flag of the 28th Virginia Infantry

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Feb.l 28, 2014,
as long as acknowledgement included.

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