5. The brand new state of Minnesota was the first state to respond to President Abraham Lincoln’s request for volunteer regiments and the The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry played a pivotal role in The Battle of Gettysburg.
The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces), was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the city of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. The name of the battle has caused controversy since 1861. The Union Army frequently named battles after significant rivers and creeks that played a role in the fighting; the Confederates generally used the names of nearby towns or farms.