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Brig. General Thomas H. Neill (USA) (1826 - 1885)

Thomas Hewson Neill, a native of Pennsylvania, became a general in the American Civil War, serving in the Army of the Potomac in some of its most important campaigns. Birth and early years Neill ...

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Brig. General Lewis A. Grant (USA) MP (1828 - 1918)

Lewis Addison Grant (January 17, 1828 – March 20, 1918) was a teacher, lawyer, soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and later Assistant U.S. Secretary of War. He was among ...

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Brevet Maj. General Albion P. Howe (USA) (1818 - 1897)

Albion Parris Howe (March 13, 1818 – January 25, 1897) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Howe's contentious relationships with superior officers in the Army of the Potomac ev...

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Brevet Maj. General David Allen Russell (USA) (1820 - 1864)

David Allen Russell (December 10, 1820 – September 19, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He was killed in action ...

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Brevet Maj. General Joseph J. Bartlett (USA) (1834 - 1893)

Joseph Jackson Bartlett (November 21, 1834 – January 14, 1893) was a New York attorney, brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and postbellum international diplomat...

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Maj. General William T. H. Brooks (USA) (1821 - 1870)

William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks (January 28, 1821 – July 19, 1870) was a career military officer in the United States Army, serving as a major general during the American Civil War. Early lif...

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Brevet Brig. General Charles H. Tompkins (USA) MP (1830 - 1915)

Charles Henry Tompkins (September 12, 1830 – January 18, 1915) was a Union Brevet Brigadier General during the American Civil War. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action ...

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Maj. General John Sedgwick (USA) (1813 - 1864)

John Sedgwick (September 13, 1813 – May 9, 1864) was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. His death at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court Hou...

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Captain Alanson M. Randol (USA) (1837 - 1887)

Alanson Merwin Randol (October 23, 1837 – May 7, 1887) was an army officer in the artillery and cavalry during the American Civil War. Biography Born in New York, he graduated from the...

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Colonel Peter H. Allabach (USA) (1824 - 1892)

Peter Hollingshead Allabach (September 9, 1824 - February 11, 1892) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Early life and career Allabach was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pe...

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Brevet Maj. General Erastus B. Tyler (USA) (1822 - 1891)

Erastus Bernard Tyler (April 24, 1822 – January 9, 1891) was an American businessman, merchant, and soldier. He was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and fought in many...

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Brig. General Andrew A. Humphreys (USA) (1810 - 1883)

Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (November 2, 1810 – December 27, 1883), was a career United States Army officer, civil engineer, and a Union General in the American Civil War. He served in senior posi...

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Brevet Brig. General Sidney Burbank (USA) (1807 - 1882)

Sidney Burbank (1807 – December 7, 1882) served as an officer in the regular army before and during the American Civil War. For a time he led a brigade in the Army of the Potomac. Pre War ...

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General Romeyn B. Ayres (USA) (1825 - 1888)

Romeyn Beck Ayres (December 20, 1825 – December 4, 1888) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Early life Ayres was born at East Creek, New York, along the Mohawk River in Mo...

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Maj. General George Sykes (USA) (1820 - 1880)

George Sykes (October 9, 1822 – February 8, 1880) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. Early life Sykes was born in Dover, Delaware. H...

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Brevet Colonel Augustus P. Martin (USA), Mayor of Boston (1835 - 1902)

Augustus Pearl Martin (November 23, 1835 – March 13, 1902) was an American politician and soldier from Massachusetts who served as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884. He also was a le...

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Brevet Brig. General Jacob B. Sweitzer (USA) (1821 - 1888)

Jacob Bowman Sweitzer (July 4, 1821 – November 9, 1881) was a Pennsylvania lawyer and soldier who commanded a regiment and then a brigade in the Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War. ...

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Maj. General Charles Griffin (USA) (1825 - 1867)

Charles Griffin (December 18, 1825 – September 15, 1867) was a career officer in the United States Army and a Union general in the American Civil War. He rose to command a corps in the Army of...

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Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Weed (USA) MP (1831 - 1863)

Stephen Hinsdale Weed (November 17, 1831 – July 2, 1863) was a career military officer in the United States Army. He was killed defending Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg in the ...

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Maj. General George Gordon Meade (USA) (1815 - 1872)

Maj. General George Gordon Meade (1815-1872) commanded the Army of the Potomac in the stunning defeat of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, a turning point in the ...

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Maj.-Gen. Hiram Berdan (USA) (1824 - 1893)

Hiram Berdan (September 6, 1824 – March 31, 1893) was an American engineer and military officer, world renowned marksman, and guiding force behind the famed United States Sharpshooters during th...

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Amiel Weeks Whipple, Brevet Major General (USA) (1818 - 1863)

Amiel Weeks Whipple (1818 – May 7, 1863)[1] was an American military engineer and surveyor. He served as a brigadier general in the American Civil War, where he was killed in action. Fort Whip...

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Colonel Thomas W. Osborn (USA), U.S. Senator (1833 - 1898)

Thomas Ward Osborn (March 9, 1833 – December 18, 1898) was a Union Army officer and United States Senator representing Florida. Early life Thomas Osborn was born in Scotch Plains, New Jers...

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Maj. General Gershom Mott (USA) (1822 - 1884)

Gershom Mott (April 7, 1822 – November 29, 1884) was a United States Army officer and a General in the Union Army, a commander in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Early life ...

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Brig. General Joseph Warren Revere (USA) (1812 - 1880)

Brigadier General, Union Army, Civil War He wrote two books, the autobiographical Keel and Saddle: A Retrospect of 40 years of Military and Naval Service and A Tour of Duty in California, including a...

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Brevet Maj. General Joseph B. Carr (USA) (1828 - 1895)

Joseph Bradford Carr (August 16, 1828 – February 24, 1895)[1] was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Early life Carr was born in Albany, New York, the son of Irish ...

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Maj. General Hiram Gregory Berry (USA) (1824 - 1863)

Find A Grave Memorial# 19107 Hiram Gregory Berry (August 27, 1824 – May 2, 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his service as a general in the Army of the Potomac du...

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Maj. General David B. Birney (USA) (1825 - 1864)

David Bell Birney (May 29, 1825 – October 18, 1864) was a businessman, lawyer, and a Union General in the American Civil War. Birney was born in Huntsville, Alabama, the son of an abolitioni...

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Maj. Gen. Daniel Sickles (USA) ("Devil Dan") MP (1819 - 1914)

Daniel Edgar Sickles (October 20, 1819 – May 3, 1914) was a colorful and controversial American politician, Union general in the American Civil War, and diplomat. As an antebellum New York p...

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Brig. General Samuel S. "Red" Carroll (USA) (1832 - 1893)

Samuel Spriggs "Red" Carroll (September 21, 1832 – January 28, 1893) was a career officer in the United States Army who rose to the rank of brigadier general during the American Civil War. The...

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Maj. General William H. French (USA) (1815 - 1881)

William Henry French (January 13, 1815 – May 20, 1881) was a career United States Army officer and a Union Army General in the American Civil War. He rose to temporarily command a corps within...

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Colonel Norman J. Hall (USA) (1837 - 1867)

Norman Jonathan Hall (1837 – May 26, 1867) was an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War, perhaps most noted for his defense of his sector of the Union line against Pi...

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Maj. General John Gibbon (USA) MP (1827 - 1898)

Major General John Gibbon was in command of the Union's "Iron Brigade" in the US Civil War and played a major part in the Indian Wars, present at both "Pickett's Charge" and "Custer's Last Stand". Gen....

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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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Brevet Maj. General Samuel K. Zook (USA) (1821 - 1863)

Samuel Kosciuszko Zook (born Samuel Kurtz Zook, March 27, 1821 – July 3, 1863) was a Union general during the American Civil War, killed in action during the Battle of Gettysburg. Early year...

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Brig. General Thomas Francis Meagher (USA) (1823 - 1867)

Thomas Francis Meagher Thomas Francis Meagher ( /ˈmɑrh/; August 3, 1823 – July 1, 1867) was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848. Af...

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Brevet Maj. General John C. Caldwell (USA) (1833 - 1912)

John Curtis Caldwell (April 17, 1833 – August 31, 1912) was a teacher, a Union general in the American Civil War, and an American diplomat. Early life Caldwell was born in Lowell, Vermont....

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Maj. General Winfield Scott Hancock (USA) (1824 - 1886)

Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction i...

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Maj. General Darius N. Couch (USA) (1822 - 1897)

Darius Nash Couch (July 23, 1822 – February 12, 1897) was an American soldier, businessman, and naturalist. He served as a career U.S. Army officer during the Mexican-American War, the Second ...

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Brevet Brig. General Roy Stone (USA) (1836 - 1905)

Roy Stone (October 16, 1836 – August 5, 1905) was an Union Army general during the American Civil War. He is most noted for his stubborn defense of the McPherson Farm during the Battle of Gett...

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Brig. General Thomas Algeo Rowley (USA) (1808 - 1892)

Thomas Algeo Rowley (October 5, 1808 – May 14, 1892) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Early life Rowley was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani...

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Maj. General Abner Doubleday (USA) (1819 - 1893)

Abner Doubleday, born one of three sons to Ulysses and Hester Doubleday on June 26, 1819, in Ballston Spa, N.Y., was schooled at Auburn and Cooperstown, N.Y. Doubleday planned a career in civil enginee...

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Capt. Dunbar R. Ransom (USA) (1831 - 1897)

Dunbar R. Ransom commanded Union artillery in the American Civil War. Early life Dunbar Ransom was born at Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 10, 1831 but moved to Vermont. He is listed as t...

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Brig. General Henry Baxter (USA) (1821 - 1873)

Brigadier General Henry Baxter commanded the USA's 1st Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade, under Major Generals George Gordon Meade, John Reynolds, and Abner Doubleday at the great Battle of Gettysburg...

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Maj. General John C. Robinson (USA) MP (1817 - 1897)

John Cleveland Robinson (April 10, 1817 – February 18, 1897) had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army, fighting in numerous wars and culminating his career as a Union Army...

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Brevet Maj. General Solomon Meredith (USA) ("Long Sol") (1810 - 1875)

Solomon Meredith (May 29, 1810 – October 2, 1875) was a prominent Indiana farmer, politician, and lawman who was a controversial Union Army general in the American Civil War. He gained fame as...

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Brig. General Gabriel Rene Paul (USA) (1813 - 1886)

Gabriel René Paul (March 22, 1813 – May 5, 1886) was a career officer in the United States Army most noted for his service as a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Birth and...

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Brevet Maj. General Lysander Cutler (USA) (1807 - 1866)

Lysander Cutler (February 16, 1807 – July 30, 1866) was an American businessman, educator, politician, and a Union Army General during the American Civil War. Early years Cutler was born i...

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Brevet Maj. General James S. Wadsworth (USA) (1807 - 1864)

James Samuel Wadsworth (October 30, 1807 – May 8, 1864) was a philanthropist, politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was killed in battle during the Battle of the Wilder...

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Brevet Brig. General William P. Wainwright (USA) (1818 - d.)

COLONEL WILLIAM P. WAINWRIGHT Was born in the city of New York, June tenth, 1818. He enjoyed the benefits of a liberal education, having graduated from the University of the City of New York. After...

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Brevet Brig. General Charles S. Wainwright (USA) (1826 - 1907)

Charles Shiels Wainwright (December 31, 1826 – September 13, 1907) was a produce farmer in the state of New York and an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He pl...

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Maj. General John F. Reynolds (USA) (1820 - 1863)

John Fulton Reynolds (September 20, 1820 – July 1, 1863) was a career United States Army officer and a general in the American Civil War. One of the Union Army's most respected senior commande...

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Brig. General Henry Washington Benham (USA) (1813 - 1884)

Benham Family papers can be found at (info also on Gen John McNeil,Frederick Dielman, John C Fremont, Jefferson Davis, George B McClellan, and Edwin M Stanton. Are also of value to students of milita...

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Brevet Maj. General Marsena R. Patrick (USA) (1811 - 1888)

Marsena Rudolph Patrick (March 15, 1811 – July 27, 1888) was a college president and an officer in the United States Army, serving as a general in the Union volunteer forces during the America...

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Major Jonathan Letterman (USA), Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac ("Father of Battlefield Medicine") (1824 - 1872)

Jonathan Letterman (December 11, 1824 – March 15, 1872) was an American surgeon credited as being the originator of the modern methods for medical organization in armies. Dr. Letterman is know...

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Brevet Major General George H. Sharpe (USA) (1828 - 1900)

George Henry Sharpe (February 26, 1828 – January 13, 1900) was an American lawyer, soldier, secret service officer, diplomat and politician. Early life Sharpe was born in Kingston, Ulster ...

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Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren (USA) ("Hero of Little Round Top") (1830 - 1882)

Gouverneur Kemble Warren (January 8, 1830 – August 8, 1882) was a civil engineer and prominent general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for arranging the ...

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Brevet Maj. General Rufus Ingalls (USA) (1818 - 1893)

Rufus Ingalls (August 23, 1818 – January 15, 1893) was an American military general who served as the 16th Quartermaster General of the United States Army. Early life and career Ingalls wa...

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Brevet Maj. General Seth Williams (USA) (1822 - 1866)

Seth Williams (March 22, 1822 – March 23, 1866) was an American military figure who served as assistant adjutant general of the Union's Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. Ear...

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Major General Daniel Adams Butterfield (USA) MP (1831 - 1901)

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) was a New York businessman, a Union General in the American Civil War, and Assistant U.S. Treasurer in New York. He is credited with c...

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Maj. General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker (USA) MP (1815 - 1879)

. Joseph, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from West Point Academy in 1837, 29th in his class. Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was a career United States Army office...

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Lt. Colonel Edmund Kirby (CSA) (1839 - 1863)

Edmund was educated at school in Richmond before entering the Virginia Military Academy. While at VMI, he was one of the cadets who witnessed the execution of John Brown. Following his graduation fro...

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Brevet Brig. General James A. Beaver (USA), Governor (1837 - 1914)

James Addams Beaver (October 21, 1837 – January 31, 1914) was an American politician who served as the 20th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1891. He also served as the acting president o...

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Lt. Edmund Kirby (USA) (1840 - 1863)

) Edmund Kirby (March 11, 1840 – May 28, 1863) was a U.S. Army officer who was killed during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was born in Brownville, New York to Colonel Edmund Kirby, an...

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Brig. General William H. F. Payne (CSA) (1830 - 1904)

William Henry Fitzhugh Payne (January 27, 1830 – March 29, 1904) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life William Payne was born in Fauquier C...

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Colonel J. Thompson Brown (CSA) (1835 - 1864)

John Thompson Brown (February 6, 1835 – May 6, 1864) was a Confederate States Army colonel and artillerist in the American Civil War. He participated in the first exchange of cannon fire, in f...

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Colonel Allen S. Cutts (CSA) (1826 - 1896)

Allen S. Cutts served as a Confederate colonel of artillery in the American Civil War. Pre-War Allan Sherod Cutts was born in Pulaski County, Georgia on December 4, 1826. He was the twelfth and l...

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