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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Charles H Deyo (1839 - 1917)
    U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865: Name: Charles S Deyo Residence: Iowa Age at Enlistment: 33 Enlistment Date: 9 Aug 1862 Rank at enlistment: 3rd Corporal State Served: IowaWas ...
  • Hezekiah Morgan Chidester (1841 - 1925)
    U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865: Name: Hezekiah M Chidester Residence: Iowa Age at Enlistment: 23 Enlistment Date: 8 Feb 1863 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Iowa Was ...
  • Corp. Joshua Milan Winner (USA) (1838 - 1919)
    Mr. Winner was the son of Mary S. Peterson Winner and Samuel Winner of Barry, Illinois, and was one of a family of nine children of whom only one Thomas winner of Virginia, Illinois remains living. Whe...
  • John F. Smith, (CSA) (1837 - 1910)
    Sgt., Company F 2nd Georgia Calvary Confederate States Army American Civil War
  • Humphrey P. Bate (1828 - 1862)
    Born 26 June 1828 and died at Shiloh 6 April 1862 after lighting a cigarette at night and being shot by the enemy. Col. Bate had a younger brother, Capt. Humphrey Bate, to whom he was very much att...

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, however, for their service in this 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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