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Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

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  • Lt.(USA), James Andrew Boarts (1842 - 1864)
    Enlisted as a Private on 18 April 1861 at the age of 19 Enlisted in Company B, 1st Infantry Regiment Iowa on 14 May 1861. Mustered out Company B, 1st Infantry Regiment Iowa on 21 August 1861 in St Loui...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Robert Mountjoy (1828 - 1891)
    Robert Mountjoy served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War as a Private in Company A, 9th Virginia Cavalry. He enlisted on April 21, 1861 in Stafford County, Virginia and mustered in ...
  • Lt. Nathaniel Saltonstall Barstow, USA (1839 - 1864)
    Died of Yellow Fever during the Civil War at New Bern, North Carolina, where he was stationed. He achieved the rank of First Lieutenant., 24th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. Attended Harvard There i...
  • Pvt.(USA), William Monroe Clarkson (1842 - 1863)
    He was a private in Capt. Speer's Co I, 149th Regiment, PA Volunteers, Civil War, and died at Gettysburg of wounds received while carrying Brig. Gen. George Gordon Meade off the battlefield.
  • (USA), Isaac Daniel Landis (1841 - 1929)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Oct 19 2018, 23:39:56 UTC Civil War - 9th PA Vet V. Cavalry 92nd Reg. Rank - Adj

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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