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Generals and other Noteworthy People from the Civil War
by John T. Marck



Learn all about the lives of many of the Civil War's famous generals, and other noteworthy people from this time.

 

 

 

Generals and other Noteworthy People from the Civil War

Mathew Brady and Photography during the Civil War

Take a look into the life and times of Mathew Brady and photography during the Civil War.

Jefferson Finis Davis

Here was a fascinating, strongly driven man who, in some ways was displaced by being the President of the Confederacy, yet at the same time, thought of himself and the Confederacy as one. Learn all about him here.

Varina Davis, the wife of Jefferson Davis

Here was a very intelligent, creative lady, and the wife and driving influence behind her husband Jefferson and the Confederacy.

Sullivan Ballou

Early in the Civil War, Sullivan Ballou, from Providence, Rhode Island, enlisted in the Union army. While stationed outside Washington, D.C., while awaiting orders which would take him to the First Battle of Bull Run, he sat down and wrote the most beautiful letter to his wife. In this letter he talked of many things, the Union, democracy, and the love of his wife and children, but also in writing it, he predicted his own death. A harrowing letter everyone should read!

James Ewell Brown "J.E.B." Stuart

Here you can learn all about the greatest cavalryman during the Civil War on both sides, as well as his famous hat!

Philip Kearney

Learn about the man after whom the Kearney Medal was so named.

Abner Doubleday

Here's the life of the man who is more well known as the alleged inventor of baseball, than his exploits during the Civil War!

John Brown

You can learn here all about the abolitionist and fanatical anti-slavery fighter, who led a famous raid on Harpers Ferry, and who became a martyr in parts of the North. Included here is Brown's last speech before he was led to the gallows.

Robert Edward Lee

Find out about the man who us unquestionably the greatest general in the Confederacy, and the finest soldier in both the North and the South. A great man, he was respected in the North, and adored in the South.

Pierre Gustave Toutant (P.G.T.) Beauregard

This was the only Southern general who was involved in the most momentous events of the Civil War.

Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth

Learn about the first officer to die in the Civil War, who was a promise to the North, a great symbol of patriotism, and America's foremost parade-ground soldier.

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson

Learn all about life and death of the greatest fighting general on either side during the Civil War.

A Civil War Story

A tribute to my Civil War hero, and to a regiment that suffered one of the greatest losses at the Battle of Antietam.

Robert Anderson

Lewis Addison Armistead

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks

Braxton Bragg

John Cabell Breckinridge

Ambrose Everett Burnside

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Salmon Portland Chase

George Armstrong Custer

John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren

Stephen Douglas

Jubal Anderson Early

John Ericsson

David Glasgow Farragut

Nathan Bedford Forrest

States Rights Gist

Ulysses S. Grant

Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill

Daniel Harvey (D.H.) Hill

Albert Sidney Johnston

Joseph Eggleston Johnston

Fitzhugh Lee

George Washington Custis Lee

James Longstreet

Charles Mason

George Brinton McClellan

George Gordon Meade

John Hunt Morgan

John Singleton Mosby

George Edward Pickett

Allan Pinkerton

William Clarke Quantrill

John McAllister Schofield

Winfield Scott

John Sedgwick

Philip Henry Sheridan

William Tecumseh Sherman

John Lincoln Clem

Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand

Daniel Decatur Emmett

Richard Stoddert Ewell

William Buel Franklin

Henry Wager Halleck

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee

James Birdseye McPherson

Joseph King Fenno Mansfield

John Clifford Pemberton

John Pope

John Fulton Reynolds

Alexander Schimmelfenning

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