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William B. Wright (1823 - 1896)

William B. Wright served in the 84th Illinois infantry during the Civil War.

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Simeon S. Willis, Governor (1879 - 1965)

Simeon Slavens Willis (December 1, 1879 – April 1, 1965) was the 46th Governor of Kentucky, United States, serving from 1943 to 1947. He was the only Republican elected governor of Kentucky be...

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Samuel George Hess (1835 - 1863)

Death 1 Jul 1863, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Civil War Battle of Gettysburg

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Colonel Clement Warner (USA) (1836 - 1916)

Colonel Clement Edson Warner (February 23, 1836–May 20, 1916) was a Wisconsin farmer and officer in the American Civil War. He served two years (1867–68) as a Unionist member of the Wis...

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Jacob S Lapp (1829 - 1908)

JACOB S. LAPP AND HIS FAMILY IN WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK. Jacob S. Lapp was born Nov. 14, 1829 in Hopewell, Ontario County, NY. He was raised in Williamsville (Part of Clarence twp, Erie Co., NY) He met...

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Maj. Gabriel Grant (USA) (1826 - 1909)

Prior to the Civil War, Maj. Gabriel Grant, a prominent physician from Newark, N.J., served on a special health commission to battle the cholera epidemic then spreading throughout the city. At the ou...

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Brig. General Joseph O. Shelby (CSA) (1830 - 1897)

Joseph Orville Shelby (December 12, 1830 – February 13, 1897) was a noted Confederate cavalry general in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War. Early life and education S...

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Theodore Case (1832 - 1900)

Civil War Union Army officer. Born in Jackson, Georgia, and attended school at Marietta College, Ohio, teaching school and studying medicine. One of the early town settlers of Kansas City Missouri, h...

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Thomas Satterwhite Noble (CSA) (1835 - 1907)

Thomas Satterwhite Noble (May 29, 1835 - April 27, 1907) was an American painter and teacher. He served in the Confederate army and later became the first head of the McMicken School of Design. Bio...

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Gen.Carl Schurz (USA), US Senator & Sec'y of the Interior (1829 - 1906)

Carl Christian Schurz (German: [ˈkaʁl ˈʃʊʁts]; 1829–1906) was a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the A...

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Brig. General James Morrison Hawes (CSA) (1824 - 1889)

James Morrison Hawes (January 7, 1824 – November 22, 1889) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life James M. Hawes was born in Lexin...

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Brig. General Richard Montgomery Gano (CSA) (1830 - 1913)

Richard Montgomery Gano (June 17, 1830 – March 27, 1913) was a physician, Protestant minister, and brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. Rich...

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Major John B. Castleman (CSA) (1841 - 1918)

John Breckinridge Castleman (June 30, 1841 – May 23, 1918) was a Confederate brigadier general and prominent landowner and businessman in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied law at Transylvania U...

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Silas Adams (1839 - 1896)

Silas Adams (February 9, 1839 – May 5, 1896) was a lawyer and politician from Kentucky. Youth He was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky on February 9, 1839, and moved to Casey County with hi...

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Brig. General Zebulon York (CSA) (1819 - 1900)

Zebulon York (October 10, 1819 – August 5, 1900) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was among a small group of Northern-born Confederate generals. ...

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Martin Honer (1824 - 1871)

Martin Honer 1824-1871 Born: New York, United States Died: New York, United States Life Story Birth 1824New York, United States Posted by darcieh92 Death 1871New York, United States Birth: 1825 ...

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James Phillip Dial (1834 - 1916)

Civil War veteran

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John Peffley (1828 - 1864)

John was a private in Co. C, 55th Reg, PA. He was shot during the Civil War and buried in an unknown place in South Carolina. Fifty-fifth Infantry.— Cols., Richard White, John H. Filler; Lieut- ...

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Solomon Dustman (1836 - 1907)

Battle Unit Name:76th Regiment, Ohio Infantry Side:Union Company:K Soldier's Rank In:Private Soldier's Rank Out:Sergeant Alternate name: Film Number:M552 ROLL 29

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George Albert WENTWORTH, Pvt (1845 - 1864)

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Merrill Jesse WENTWORTH, Sgt. (1839 - 1900)

5th- Massachusetts Infantry- /ECN/

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Silas Orin WENTWORTH (1846 - 1921)

D. C. Calvary- Maine Volunteers &26th Maine Volunteers/ECN/

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Orland WENTWORTH (1842 - 1864)

17th Maine Volunteers- Battle Of The wilderness. /ECN/

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William Pallister Hubbard (1843 - 1921)

William Pallister Hubbard (December 24, 1843 - December 5, 1921) was an American Republican politician from Wheeling, West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. The son of Congressma...

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William Riley Herrin (1834 - 1915)

Confederate Soldier

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George Washington Batson (1827 - 1904)

George Washington Batson was born in Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, the son of William Batson and Phoebe Mahon Batson. He served as a private in Company G, 28th Alabama Infantry, CSA during the Civ...

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Peter Betz (1840 - 1912)

Co. F 93rd Regt. PA Vol. Inf. 104th Regt. PA Vol. Inf.

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Charles Fairchild (1843 - 1933)

harles Grandison Fairchild (1843–1933) was an American educator. Fairchild was born in Birmingham, Michigan, the son of Edward Henry Fairchild. After serving in the Union cavalry during th...

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John Charles (1847 - 1921)

John S. Charles age 73 years, 11 months and 12 days died suddenly at his home. No. 128 Elizabeth street, Lewistown Junction. Sunday night at 11:25 from heart disease. Mr. Charles enjoyed a hearty suppe...

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Henry D Good (1834 - 1864)

Battle Unit Name:11th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (108th Volunteers) Side:Union Company:I Soldier's Rank In:Private Soldier's Rank Out:Wagoner Alternate name: Film Number:M554 ROLL 44 Plaque Number:...

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Corporal Newton Earp (USA) (1837 - 1928)

Newton Jasper Earp (October 7, 1837–December 18, 1928) was the eldest child of Nicholas Porter Earp, patriarch of the famous Earp family. While he was the little known half-brother of Old West...

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Charles James Faulkner, Jr., US Senate (1847 - 1929)

Senator. Charles was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) at Boydville, the family estate. He received the best education a child could imagine, attending private schools in Ellicott Cit...

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Major John Black Downing (1834 - 1914)

from the historical marker in Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio: Major John B. Downing was born in Rutland in February 1834, son of Rodney and Marian Black Downing. Educated at Marietta College, he spen...

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Charles James Faulkner, US Congress, (CSA) (1806 - 1884)

Charles James Faulkner (July 6, 1806 – November 1, 1884) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia and West Virginia. He was the father of Charles James Faulkner. Born in ...

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Samri Baldwin "The White Mahatma" (1848 - 1924)

Biography Samri Baldwin "The White Mahatma" (1848-1924) was born Samuel Spencer Baldwin in Cincinnati, Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S Army at the age of thirteen and fought in the Civil War. As a y...

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Rev. John Pierpont MP (1785 - 1866)

John Pierpont From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Pierpont (April 6, 1785 – August 27, 1866) was an American poet, who was also successively a teacher, lawyer, merchant, and Unitarian m...

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James Lord Pierpont (CSA) MP (1822 - 1893)

James Pierpont (musician) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Lord Pierpont (April 25, 1822 - August 5, 1893) was an American songwriter, arranger, organist, and composer, best known for writ...

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Maj. General James L. Kemper (CSA), Governor (1823 - 1895)

James Lawson Kemper (June 11, 1823 – April 7, 1895) was a lawyer, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the 37th Governor of Virginia. He was the youngest of the brigade command...

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Capt. James Monroe Wolcott (1839 - 1917)

GAR 21ST BATTALION OHIO LIGHT ARTILLERY 130TH COMPANY E SERVED IN 1863 84TH OVI COMPANY K ENLISTED: 28 MAY 1862 DISCHARGED: 20 SEPTEMBER 1862 TIME SERVED; 3 MONTHS

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Henry Wolcott (1830 - 1882)

Civil War veteran

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Maj. General George W. Davis, 4th Military Governor of Puerto Rico (1839 - 1918)

George Whitefield Davis (July 26, 1839 – July 12, 1918) was an engineer and Major General in the United States Army. He also served as a military Governor of Puerto Rico and as the first milit...

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Maj. General John R. Brooke (USA), Military Governor of Puerto Rico and Cuba (1838 - 1926)

John Rutter (or Ruller) Brooke (July 21, 1838 – September 5, 1926) was a major general in the United States Army during both the American Civil War and the Spanish American War. He served as a...

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John H. Inman (1844 - 1896)

John Hamilton Inman (23 October 1844 - 5 November 1896) was an American capitalist who invested in cotton, coal, iron and steel, and railroads, especially in the impoverished American South during th...

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Jonathan Medford Jenkins (1835 - 1929)

Married Martha Ann Renolds August 25, 1855 in Cherokee County Texas. They were parents of eleven children. After the death of Martha he married Clara Bear June 27, 1901 in Texas. They were parents of o...

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David Clopton (1820 - 1892)

US Congressman, CSA Congressman. He was elected to represent Alabama's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1859 to 1861. After his home state seceded form the U...

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Amos Wolfe (1819 - 1901)

Name:Amos Wolf Side:Union Regiment State/Origin:Pennsylvania Regiment Name:209 Pennsylvania Inf. Regiment Name Expanded:209th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry Company:D Rank In:Private Rank In Expanded:...

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Isaac Owen Wolf (1844 - 1893)

Date of Service 10/30/1862 to 8/17/1863 Company B, 173rd Regt, Pa Inf. Private, U.S. Army, Civil War

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Col. Samuel Colt MP (1814 - 1862)

Samuel Colt (July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862) was an American inventor and industrialist. He was the founder of Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (now known as Colt's Manufacturin...

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William Andrew Hansell (1843 - 1907)

William Andrew Hansell, graduated from Georgia Military Institute and also served as an officer [lieutenant-colonel] in the Confederate Army, first in the 35th Alabama, then as a topographical engine...

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Daniel S. Bright, CSA MP (1827 - 1904)

Daniel Swift Bright was born on July 15, 1827 in North Carolina to unknown parents. On Census records, he listed both as being born in North Carolina and gave "American" as his ethnicity. Some Census r...

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William Craig Cooper (1832 - 1902)

A prominent lawyer, Mr. Cooper was Knox County Prosecuting Attorney in 1858 and 1860. He served as Mayor in 1860 and 1862. During the American Civil War, Cooper was colonel of the 142nd Ohio Infantry, ...

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Solomon DeRossett, Sr. (1825 - 1884)

s/o James DeRossett and Millie Rose DeRossetth/o Elizabeth Hammonds DeRossettf/o Rebecca, Tolbert, James, Solomon D., Medusa Mydricia, Katy, Andrew Jackson, William, Callie, and JeffersonInscription:He...

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William M Shively (1833 - 1862)

Died in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh. See Company H. 7IST REGIMENT, OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY. This regiment was largely recruited in Miami, Mercer and Auglaize counties by B. S. Kyle and G. W...

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Simeon Garret Harkness (1826 - 1878)

Update 3/13/2015: Find A Grave 111622909. Member of the 133rd Ohio Infantry, Company G

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Lauren Myron Hicks (1843 - 1862)

Updated 3/13/2015:A Grave 85930878. Member of the 33rd Ill ,Infantry, Company H

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Capt. Hubert Dilger, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1911)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Field Artillery) Hubert Dilger, United States Army, for extraordinary...

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John Fletcher Redman (1838 - 1899)

Corporal in Co. H, 113th Illinois Infantry was from Kankakee County, Illinois. Joined on Oct 1, 1862; mustered out June 20, 1865. 1860 Kankakee Co., IL census; 1870 Will Co., IL census; 1880 Nodawa...

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John Arnett (1825 - 1905)

Private, Company K, 7th California Volunteer Infantry under the command of Colonel Charles W. Lewis, Lt Colonel Madison Bulware and Major Alfred Morton. He filed for a Civil War veteran's pension in Ca...

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John River Leffard (1843 - 1912)

John R. Leffard died Monday morning at his home in Porter township, Huntingdon county. He was a veteran of the 125th regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in the Civil War. The deceased was married in 186...

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Enoch I Leffard (1840 - 1904)

Company C, 125th PA Volunteer Infantry Mustered in: August 11, 1862 Mustered out: May 18, 1863 The Regiment saw combat at the Battles of Antietam and Chancellorsville.

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Joseph S Leffard (1835 - 1901)

Joseph S. Leffard, was a cannoneer, having charge of one of the guns of Battery D, First Pennsylvania Reserves, Light Artillery, the battery from which the first shot was fired in the battle of Cedar C...

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Brevet Brig. General Richard Franchot (USA) (1816 - 1875)

Richard Franchot (June 2, 1816 – November 23, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from New York and then an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was also an executive of two...

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Robert Cobb Kennedy (1835 - 1865)

The profile photographic portrait of Robert Cobb Kennedy, the only person captured and convicted in the 1864 Confederate plot to burn down New York City, was taken on March 23, 1865, two days before ...

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John Yates Beall (1835 - 1865)

John Yates Beall (January 1, 1835 – February 24, 1865) was a Confederate privateer in the American Civil War who was arrested as a spy in New York and executed at Fort Columbus, Governors Isla...

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Brevet Brig. General Ario Pardee, Jr. (USA) (1839 - 1901)

. Ario Pardee, Jr. (October 28, 1839 – March 16, 1901) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He rose to fame during the Battle of Gettysburg, where he led the defense...

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Michael Keith (1833 - 1904)

54th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company I

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James Salisbury (1823 - 1905)

James Henry Salisbury, M.D. (12 January 1823 – 23 September 1905) was a 19th-century American physician, and the inventor of the Salisbury steak. Salisbury was born in Scott, New York, in 18...

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Matthias Wolfe (1815 - 1865)

103rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company D Mustered in on November 13, 1861. Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate in April of 1862.

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Hugh MOSHER (1819 - 1892)

from historical marker in Perry, Lake County, Ohio: Hugh Mosher was the fifer portrayed in Archibald Willard's "Spirit of '76", one of America"s most famous patriotic paintings. Mosher was born on Ja...

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1st Lieutenant Martin Jones Hawkins (USA) (1830 - 1886)

Participated in the Great Locomotive Chase, or Andrews' Raid, a military raid that occurred April 12, 1862 in northern Georgia during the American Civil War. Six feet tall, dark complexion, black e...

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Private John Alfred Wilson (USA) (1833 - 1904)

Participated in the Great Locomotive Chase, or Andrews' Raid, a military raid that occurred April 12, 1862 in northern Georgia during the American Civil War. After abandoning THE GENERAL, Wilson an...

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Sergeant Samuel Llewellyn (USA) (1841 - 1915)

Five feet 6 inches tall, 175 pounds, dark complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; 20 years, 5 months, 17 days of age on day of the Raid. Coal miner, but wrote in September, 1904 that he was “...

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Col. Robert Reily (1820 - 1863)

from the historical marker in Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio: Robert Reily, founder of the village of Wyoming in 1861. He was born June 1, 1820, the son of John and Nancy Hunter Reily of Butler Count...

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Captain William Bensinger (USA) (1840 - 1918)

from historical marker in McComb, Hancock County, Ohio: In memory of William Bensinger and John R. Porter who are buried here. They joined the famous Andrews Raid to wreck the Confederate supply ...

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Jacob Parrott, Medal of Honor MP (1843 - 1908)

One of the youngest of the raiders, 19-year old Parrott was severely beaten after his capture in an interrogation. Despite his severe treatment, he remained silent. After the successful escape of 6...

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Private John Reed Porter (USA) (1838 - 1923)

from historical marker in McComb, Hancock County, Ohio: In memory of William Bensinger and John R. Porter who are buried here. They joined the famous Andrews Raid to wreck the Confederate supply ...

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1st Lieutenant Daniel A. Dorsey (USA) (1838 - 1918)

Daniel Allen Dorsey (December 31, 1838 to May 10, 1918) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Dorsey received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal ...

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Captain Elihu H. Mason (USA) (1831 - 1896)

Elihu Harlam Mason (March 23, 1831 – September 24, 1896) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Hon...

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Sergeant William Pittenger (USA) (1840 - 1904)

) William Pittenger (January 31, 1840 Knoxville, Jefferson County, Ohio – April 24, 1904 Fallbrook, California) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War and a recipient of the ...

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Pvt. Wallace Smith (1835 - 1863)

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Anthony C. Higgins, U.S. Senator (1840 - 1912)

Anthony C. Higgins (October 1, 1840 - June 26, 1912) was a lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Republican, who...

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George Luther Stearns (1809 - 1867)

from Wikipedia: George L. Stearns was born in Medford, Massachusetts on January 8, 1809, the eldest son and second child of Luther and Mary Hall Stearns. He was a member of the early Stearns family, ...

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General William H. Russell (USA) (1809 - 1885)

American businessman, educator, and politician William Huntington Russell was the founder of the Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. He was a descendant of several old New England families,...

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Capt. Lovick Pierce Thomas, Sr. MP (1812 - 1878)

Lovick P. Thomas was a quartermaster in the Confederate Army of the Confederate States of America, 1861–1863 and the father of famed American Old West Deputy U.S. Marshal Heck Thomas. His brot...

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John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1809 - 1870)

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, USN, (November 13, 1809 – July 12, 1870), son of Bernhard Ulrik Dahlgren, merchant and Swedish Consul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made his career ...

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William Conant Church (1836 - 1917)

William Conant Church (1836–1917) was an American journalist and soldier. Early life Church was born in Rochester, New York on August 11, 1836, to the Reverend Pharcellus Church. He was ed...

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Seth E. Condon MP (1835 - 1914)

Name of sailor: Seth E. Condon Rank: Landsman Age: 28 Occupation: Seaman Place of birth: Matinicus Height: 5' 9" Complexion: Dark Eye color: Dark Hair color: Dark Brown Marks and scars: None Marital st...

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Warren Sibley Cushman (USA) (1845 - 1926)

from historical marker in Woodstock, Champaign County, Ohio: Warren Cushman was a respected painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, and inventor. He created the towering Cushman monument in Woodst...

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Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr., Governor (1830 - 1906)

. Simon Pollard Hughes, Jr. (April 14, 1830 - June 29, 1906) was the 15th Governor of the State of Arkansas and an officer in the American Civil War. Biography Hughes was born in Carthage, Tennes...

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Brig. Gen. Edmund Pettus (CSA), U.S. Senator (1821 - 1907)

Edmund Winston Pettus (July 6, 1821 – July 27, 1907), was an American lawyer, soldier, and legislator. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, during which he was cap...

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Elroy McKendree Avery (1844 - 1935)

Elroy M. Avery Biographical Sketch _____ Elroy Avery was an author, historian, lecturer, scientist and educator. He was born in Erie, Monroe County, Michigan to Caspar H. and Dorothy Putnam. When h...

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Homer Austin Avery (1840 - 1903)

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 565 _____ Inscription: Co H 35 MO Inf Find A Grave Record

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Sylvester Stratton Avery (1840 - 1862)

Civil War Service: Enlisted in Co. B, 7th Ill. cav., Sept., 1861; d. May 19, 1862, in the hospital at St. Louis. THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilde...

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Ross Elder (1839 - 1918)

When the Civil War began. Ross joined the Home Guards, but he said about every day the Home Guards were called out to arrest someone, and often they were neighbors and friends; so he became disgusted w...

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Peter H Headrick (1812 - 1896)

Inscription: Co B 2 Tenn Cav Battle Unit Name:2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry Side:Union Company:B Soldier's Rank In:Private Soldier's Rank Out:Private Alternate name: Film Number:M392 ROLL 7

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Maj. Latimer A. McCook (USA) (1820 - 1869)

Latimer A. McCook, a physician and eldest son of Daniel and Martha (Latimer) McCook, was born at Canonsburg, Pa., Apr. 26, 1820. After graduation from Jefferson College, he studied medicine. He was s...

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Private Charles M. McCook (USA) (1843 - 1861)

Charles Morris McCook, (1843–1861), Private, 2nd Ohio Infantry, killed in action at the First Battle of Bull Run; died in his father's arms. He had declined an offer of a Lieutenant's commission...

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Colonel John J. McCook (USA) (1845 - 1911)

) John James McCook (May 25, 1845 – September 17, 1911) was an American corporate attorney, business director, and soldier, serving as a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He wa...

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Maj. Daniel McCook, Sr. (USA) (1797 - 1863)

Daniel McCook (June 20, 1798 – July 21, 1863) was an attorney and an officer in the Union army during the American Civil War. He was one of two Ohio brothers who, along with 13 of their sons, ...

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Brig. General Robert Latimer McCook (USA) (1827 - 1862)

Robert Latimer McCook (December 28, 1827 – August 6 , 1862) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was killed by Confederate partisans in Alabama. Birth and early ...

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