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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Dorence Atwater (1845 - 1910)
    Dorence Atwater (February 3, 1845 – November 26, 1910) was a Union Army soldier, merchant, entrepreneur, and United States Consul to Tahiti. He was born and raised in Terryville, Connecticut, ...
  • Pvt Cornelius W. Burright, (USA) (1842 - 1910)
    Cornelius married Sarah Margaret Wilmoth Feb 14 1885 Keota, Custer, NE. Their children Chamelia, Lela Vera, Edith Leona, Johnny, Ernest Lester, Christopher Charles, Bryan William, George Dewey, Mary El...
  • Pvt J. Stewart Burright (1835 - 1916)
    Stewart married Abigail 14 Sept 1856 in White Oak Grove, Ogle, ILL.Their children Alice, Emily, William, Delbert, Theresa, Charles, Jessie, Lewis.Pvt Burright served in the Civil War in the 14th Iowa C...
  • Pvt James W. Burright (1844 - 1864)
    U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 Name: James W Burright Birthyear: 1844 (eyes blue; hair light; height 5;6 3/4")Birthplace: Rising Sun, IN, United States Enlistment Date: 20 May 1862; Unio...
  • Joseph W. Burright (USA) (1833 - 1920)
    Civil War veteran of Company "G", 14th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Captured by CSA troops at the battle of Shiloh. On February 15, 1863 he was paroled at Macon, GA. Both of his brothers served in the Civi...

A project for the lesser known figures (common soldiers, spies, people who helped free slaves, etc.) in the American Civil War. This battle was fought by many, both in action and in the aid of the people's' spirit. So let us not forget all who fought this grandiose war. We include both people who sided with the United States (whose army was known as the Union) and those in the Confederate States of America ( commonly known as the Confederacy), to remember all who fought in this war for a cause they deemed righteous; to preserve an important piece in the history of this event commonly overlooked.

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