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  • Pvt. John Bunyan Kerr, (USA) (1830 - 1863)
    John Kerr served in the Union Army during the American Civil War as a Private in Company A, 116th Ohio Infantry. He died of Acute Diarrhea on August 22, 1863 in a hospital in Helena, Arkansas.
  • Henderson Cottrill (1830 - 1904)
    Union soldier in the Civil War in Co B 148th OVI and Co D 148th OVI. Henderson Cottrill, a son of John and Barbara (Greathouse) Cottrill (aka Cottrell), was born in Harrison County VA (WV) October 6,...
  • William Wenger, (USA) (1842 - 1912)
    Published in The Rochester News-SentinelMonday, April 2, 1912William WENGER, one of the well-known residents of this city, passed away this morning at 11:20 o'clock at his home north of the Chicago & E...
  • Brevet Brig. General John C. Black (USA) (1839 - 1915)
    John Charles Black (January 27, 1839 – August 17, 1915) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman and received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War. Biography He was bo...
  • Thomas M. Patterson, U.S. Senator (1839 - 1916)
    Thomas MacDonald Patterson (November 4, 1839 – July 23, 1916) was an American politician and newspaper publisher from the 1870s through the 1910s. Biography Patterson was born in Count...

The Union Army was the land force that fought for the Union during the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865. It consisted of the small United States Army, known as the regular army, which was augmented by massive numbers of units supplied by northern U.S. states, consisting of volunteers as well as conscripts. The Union Army fought and eventually defeated the Confederate States Army during the war. About 360,000 Union soldiers died from all causes and some 280,000 were wounded.