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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Pvt. Thomas Allen Armstrong (1836 - 1896)
    Thomas Allen Armstrong served in Company A, 31st Illinois Infantry Regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He enlisted on 15 Aug 1861 and mustered in on 18 Sep 1861 in Cairo, IL. He w...
  • Lt. Col. John D. Rees (1818 - 1863)
    John D. Rees married Polly Short. Commonly known as "Jack", John was Sheriff of Perry County in 1858. He was a Mexican War Veteran and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil War, being wounded in the battle...
  • Maj. Samuel Harry Almon (1834 - 1907)
    Maj. Samuel H. Almon, one of the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic, who fills the position of United States Gauger of the Butte district, is reported as being seriously ill at his residence, 1...
  • Pvt. William Irvin Allen (1844 - 1918)
    William Allen served in Company A, 31st Illinois Infantry Regiment in the Union Army during the Civil War. He enlisted on January 17, 1864 in Anna, IL and he mustered in on January 17, 1864 in Springfi...
  • Sgt. Gilbert Tracy Avery (1840 - 1892)
    THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 555, Vol. II, p. 901 SGT, Co A, 100th IL Inf Find A Grave record

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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