Talk:22nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

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Casualties[edit]

The introduction states that only 125 "returned" of the 1,100 men who were in the regiment when it was mustered. This gives the impression that none of the others returned, which I doubt is true. While only 125 were still on active duty when the regiment was mustered out, I am certain that many of the others were discharged as wounded, sick, or otherwise unavailable for duty (deserted, promoted up and out (perhaps to U.S. Colored Troops), etc.). The introduction should be changed to reflect this. Thomas R. Fasulo (talk) 00:05, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Good point. I've added information on casualties according to the regimental history. Historical Perspective (talk) 04:52, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Col Grove's image[edit]

I suggest that Col. Grove's image be moved to be near either the text relating his taking command of the regiment or the text relating his death. This is where readers would have an interest in seeing his image. It is now positioned much further down the page. Thomas R. Fasulo (talk) 00:13, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

I had considered this but was worried about crowding too many images near the beginning of the article. However, I think I've managed to put him in a place where he fits at the start of the Peninsular Campaign section. This places him in the appropriate chronological position, which I agree is important. Thanks. Historical Perspective (talk) 05:01, 3 April 2010 (UTC)