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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Pvt. (CSA), John Francis (1829 - 1912)
    Son of Melchizedek Francis & Nancy George. ~ Married Eliza Applin Hill on March 31, 1861. ~ Enlisted in Company A, Virginia 53rd Infantry Regiment on April 21, 1862. Mustered out on December 1, 186...
  • Pvt. (CSA), John Nelson Gregg, Sr. (1812 - 1862)
    Company G 22nd Alabama Infantry CSA. According to Joshua Gregg, JOHN NELSON GREGG, SR. was killed in Mississippi during the war and is buried in Blacks Chapel Cemetery in Clay County, Alabama, but al...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Octavius Simms Spencer (deceased)
    Spencer, Octavius S. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: F SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M374 ROLL 42 PLAQ...
  • Franklin Gorham Burroughs (1834 - 1897)
    Although Myrtle Beach was not founded in his lifetime, Burroughs dreamed of a coastal resort midway between New York and Miami. He set in motion the building of a railroad to what is now Myrtle Beach...
  • Pvt. James Stuart Barnwell (CSA) (1845 - 1864)
    Served in the 7th South Carolina Company B.

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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