The Harvard Regiment

Conflict: Civil War

The Harvard Regiment was formally called the 20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, but so many of the soldiers were young Harvard graduates that the nickname stuck. The regiment was formed just a few months after the war began and continued … Continue reading

Allen Morse and Scurvy

Conflict: Civil War

During the Civil War, the soldiers’ deadliest enemy was disease, and Private Allen Morse was no exception. After three months of captivity in Andersonville Prison, Allen would join the staggering statistic of Civil War deaths caused by disease and malnutrition—60% of … Continue reading