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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jan 2021 10:05 a.m. PST

While serving with the 1st Minnesota, Groat accumulated many interesting stories. The fact that he was not allowed to assist fellow Union soldiers at the Battle of Balls Bluff made Groat angry (he refers to the battle as a "slaughter" and considered General Stone to be a "rank traitor"), though he continued to hold a picket line along the north bank of the Potomac River throughout the winter of 1861-1862…

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