Follow this link to hear Civil War Times Editor Dana B. Shoaf discuss Union Gen. Erastus B. Tyler on a The History Things podcast. Though not a common name today, Tyler defeated James Garfield to become colonel of the 7th Ohio Infantry, led troops at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and had an unappreciated role at the 1864 Battle of Monocacy. In addition, he had a turbulent postwar career! Learn more about this commander’s unique life.
Whether they produced battlefield images of the dead or daguerreotype portraits of common soldiers, […]
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