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[Detail] Photographic Print of Tilton C. Reynolds, undated

Chronological Thinking: Interpreting Timelines

The collection includes a timeline of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers as a "Special Presentation." Examine the time line and the letters highlighting specific events. Use the military campaigns and battles included on the time line to plot the movement of the Wild Cat Regiment on a map.

  • In what major engagements did soldiers of the 105th Pennsylvania participate?
  • From the timeline, what inferences can be drawn about the effectiveness of Union strategy during different stages of the war?