Tourgee joins the Civil War

Jun 1861

Tourgee joins the Civil War

Enlists in the Union Army with the 27th New York Volunteer Infantry

Back injury received in the (first) Battle of Bull Run. He was medically discharged, but later returned to duty when his back was well healed.
Other related events:

1861 - Lincoln elected President of US; Union of Confederate States is formed; Confederacy secedes; US Civil War begins

American Civil War Maps at LOC

The Yankee Doodle Negro (African Amer. Sheet Music)

Civil War Photos at LOC

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