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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Pvt. Andrew Milton Vance, (USA) (1841 - 1928)
    Andrew Vance served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He enlisted in Company H, Iowa 17th Infantry Regiment on 11 Apr 1862. Mustered out on 13 Mar 1863 at Quincy, IL. He was wounded duri...
  • Col. John Knapp (1816 - 1888)
    Knapp's military service began in 1840 when he enlisted as a private in a St. Louis militia company. During the Mexican War, he served as captain, Company C, 1st Missouri Volunteers. In the fall of 186...
  • Pvt. Meredith Aaron Davis, (USA) (1840 - 1916)
    Meredith Davis served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company D, 9th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry and Company H, 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry.
  • Pvt. Belew G. Crawford, (USA) (1844 - 1919)
    Belew/Blieu Crawford served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company F, 1st Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry.
  • John Smalley Greene (1841 - 1897)
    Note: A Civil War Veteran: PVT, PVT, 2nd VVLAB (Vt Light Artillery Battery)

A project for the lesser known figures (e.g., common soldiers, spies, people who helped free slaves, etc.) in the American Civil War. This can also include famous people who are not known for their service in this war. This war 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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