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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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    Henry Horace Houghton, (USA) (1843 - 1926)
    The family photo is of SKYLAND FARM as it is known in the 21st century. Only the main dwelling remains. Skyland ion Dunham Hill (henry's mother's maiden surname) Company K 3rd VT Reg't
  • John Franklin Alford, (CSA) (1845 - 1912)
    Civil War Veteran - John Franklin Alford was in Co. B., 51st VA Infantry, CSA during the Civil War. He enlisted in 1862, was captured at Waynesboro, VA, March 2, 1865, and upon taking oath of allegia...
  • Robert E Swecker, (CSA) (1842 - 1923)
    Served in the Confederate States Army with honor for the duration of the Civil War. (No unit or Regiment given). __________________________ Robert E Swecker (1842-1923) was a son of Rev. Jacob Swec...
  • Thomas Jabez Shine (1842 - 1889)
    Thomas J Shine was born in Tallahassee around the time of Florida's statehood. His nickname was "Little" Tom. Three of the brothers, including Tom, married the three Eppes sisters of Tallahassee, who...
  • William Francis Shine (1835 - 1910)
    Surgeon William Francis Shine Phillips Legion Infantry Battalion; William Francis Shine was born in 1835 at Talahassee Florida to Captain R A Shine, a building contracter, member of City Council an...

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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