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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Corp. James Forsythe, (USA) (1821 - 1862)
    Civil War Veteran Affiliation:Union Enlisted: Nov. 11, 1861 Rank: Corp. Co.: H Regt.: 92 New York Branch: Infantry From Civil War Round table: Forsythe, James Corp Dec 1861 92nd NY Inf ...
  • Rear Admiral Philip Carrigan Johnson, Jr. (USN) (1828 - 1887)
    United States Navy Rear Admiral. A career naval officer, he was veteran of the Mexican War and the Civil War. During the last war he commanded two different Union navy ships against the Confederacy, ...
  • Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823 - 1880)
    Sanford Robinson Gifford (July 10, 1823 – August 29, 1880) was an American landscape painter and one of the leading members of the Hudson River School. Gifford's landscapes are known for their emphas...
  • 2ND Sergeant John M Douthet, CSA (1836 - 1863)
    Update 6/23/2017: Please consult Sources. First Husband of Martha E. Willson of . Douthit, John M.- private March 4, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4,1863. Sent to New O...
  • Alonzo Spurgeon (1845 - 1937)
    Alonzo Spurgeon, aged 92 years, one of the five remaining Civil War Veterans in Coshocton County, died of infirmities at 11 p.m. at his home in Cavallo. He had been critically ill for three weeks. Enli...

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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