Infantry had one of the most challenging duties in the Civil War. Infantrymen represented the majority of Civil War soldiers, who traveled and fought on foot. Foot soldiers were the main participants in the siege of Petersburg, fighting in some of the most dangerous situations. If you were an infantryman during the Civil War, what would your life have been like? Soldiers tell you in their own words.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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