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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Pvt. James Richard McGowen (1829 - 1897)
    James McGowen served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company D, 31st Illinois Infantry Regiment. He enlisted on Sep 18, 1861 in Cairo, IL and then re-enlisted as a Veteran on 5 Jan 1...
  • Pvt. Willis M. Mathis (c.1840 - d.)
    Willis Mathis served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He enlisted in Company H, Illinois 1st Cavalry Regiment on 17 Jul 1861. Mustered out on 05 Jul 1862. He then served in Company D, 1...
  • Corp. John W. Mathis (1837 - d.)
    John Mathis served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He enlisted in Company H, 8th Illinois Infantry Regiment on 25 Jul 1861 in Cairo, IL. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 04 M...
  • Pvt. James Ferrell Mathis (c.1843 - 1883)
    James Mathis served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company H, 1st Illinois Cavalry Regiment. He entered service on 11 Jul 1861 in Vienna, IL and mustered in on 17 Jul 1861. he muste...
  • Adjt. Francis B. Thacker (1841 - 1933)
    Francis B. Thacker served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company D, 31st Illinois Infantry Regiment. He entered service on 22 Aug 1861 and mustered in on 18 Sep 1861. He re-enlisted...

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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