(1807-1886) Diplomat and member of the House of Representatives. He was able to lobby to keep Britain neutral during the civil war.

Charles Francis Adams

(1807-1886) Diplomat and member of the House of Representatives. He was able to lobby to keep Britain…

"Rear Admiral Alden, born in Portland, Me., March 31st, 1810, died in San Francisco, Cal., February 6th, 1877. He was appointed midshipman in 1828, and in that capacity accompanied the Wilkes Exploring Expedition around the world in 1838-'42. He was commissioned lieutenant in 1841, and served during the Mexican War, being present at the capture of Vera Cruz, Tuspan and Tabasco. In 1855-'56 he was actively engaged in the Indian war on Puget's Sound. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was in command of the steamer <em>South Carolina</em>, re-enforced Fort Pickens, Fla. and was in an engagement at Galveston, Tex. He commanded the sloop of war <em>Richmond</em> at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip and the capture of New Orleans, April, 1862, and was also at Port Hudson. He was made captain in 1863, and commanded the <em>Brooklyn</em>, participating in the capture of Mobile Bay, August, and in the two attacks on Fort Fisher. He was commissioned commodore in 1866, and two years later was placed in charge of the navy yard at Mare Island, Cal. In 1869 he was appointed chief of the bureau of navigation and detail in the Navy Department. He was promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 1871 and assigned command of the European Squadron."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Rear Admiral James Alden

"Rear Admiral Alden, born in Portland, Me., March 31st, 1810, died in San Francisco, Cal., February…

"General Alger served in the Civil War."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Russell A. Alger

"General Alger served in the Civil War."— Frank Leslie, 1896

"Major Robert Anderson, the commander of Fort Sumter at the time of its fall, was born in Kentucky in the year 1805, and graduated at West Point in 1825. He was actively engaged through the Mexican War, and was severely wounded at Molino del Rey. In recognition of his services of his services at Fort Sumter he was appointed brigadier general by President Lincoln. He was relieved from duty in October, 1861, on account of failing health. He died in France in 1871."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Major Robert Anderson

"Major Robert Anderson, the commander of Fort Sumter at the time of its fall, was born in Kentucky in…

"Major Robert Anderson was a key figure for the Confederates during the Civil War."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Major Robert Anderson

"Major Robert Anderson was a key figure for the Confederates during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin…

(1805-1871) Soldier during the Civil War who commanded the Federal Garrison at Fort Sumter the signaled the beginning of the Civil War.

Robert Anderson

(1805-1871) Soldier during the Civil War who commanded the Federal Garrison at Fort Sumter the signaled…

"General Arthur, twenty-first President of the United States, born in Fairfield, Franklin County, Vt., October 5th, 1830; died in New York City, November 18th, 1896."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Chester A. Arthur

"General Arthur, twenty-first President of the United States, born in Fairfield, Franklin County, Vt.,…

"General Averill, born in Cameron, Steuben County, N. Y., November 5th, 1832, was graduated at the United States Military Academy in June, 1855, and assigned to the mounted riflemen. He was promoted to be first lieutenant of the mounted riflemen, May 14th, 1861, and was on staff duty in the neighborhood of Washington, participating in the battle of Bull Run and other engagements, until August 23rd, 1861, when he was appointed colonel of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was engaged with the Army of the Potomac in its most important campaigns. In March, 1863, he began the series of cavalry raids in Western Virginia that made his name famous. His services were continuous up to May, 1865, whn he resigned, having been brevetted major general in the meantime." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General W. W. Averill

"General Averill, born in Cameron, Steuben County, N. Y., November 5th, 1832, was graduated at the United…

"General Baker, Chief of the United States Secret Service, born in Stafford, Genesee County, N. Y., October 13th, 1826, died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 2nd, 1868. In 1848 he went to New York and Philadelphia, and in 1853 to San Francisco, in each of these cities working as a mechanic. When the lawless element became dominant in San Francisco, in 1856, General Baker joined the Vigilance Committee and took an active part in the summary proceedings that restored order in the city. He went to New York on business in 1861, expecting to return at once, but the Civil War intervened, and he went to Washington and offered his services. At the suggestion of General Hiram Walbridge, of New York, he was introduced to General Scott, and as a result of the interview he started on foot for Richmond, where, in spite of arrest, imprisonment and several interviews with Jefferson Davis, while under suspension as a spy, he succeeded in collecting much information and returning to Washington after an absence of three weeks. This was but the first of a series of adventures involving high executive ability and a wonderful talent for tracing conspiracy and frustrating the designs of Confederate spies and agents. He was commissioned colonel, and subsequently brigadier general. His duties naturally made him enemies in influential quarters, and charges of a serious nature were several times preferred against him, but were never substantiated. When President Lincoln was assassinated General Baker organized the pursuit of the murderer, and was present at his capture and death."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Lafayette C. Baker

"General Baker, Chief of the United States Secret Service, born in Stafford, Genesee County, N. Y.,…

"General Nathaniel P. Banks served during the Civil War."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

General Nathaniel P. Banks

"General Nathaniel P. Banks served during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

"General Barlow, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 18th, 1834, was graduated at Harvard in 1855. In 1861 he enlisted as a private in the Twelfth Regiment, New York State National Guard, and went to the front of the first call for troops to defend the capital. At the end of the three months' term of service he had been promoted lieutenant. He at once re-entered the service as lieutenant colonel of the Sixty-first New York Volunteers, was promoted colonel during the siege of Yorktown, and distinguished himself at the battle of Fair Oaks, May 31st and June 1st, 1862, for which he was severely wounded and taken prisoner; but he was exchanged, and recovered in time to take the field again the following spring. He also participated inthe final campaigns of the Potomac Army under General Grant."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Francis C. Barlow

"General Barlow, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 18th, 1834, was graduated at Harvard in 1855. In 1861…

"General Bayard, born in Seneca Falls, N. Y., December 18th 1835, died December 14th, 1862, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1856. He was assigned to the First Cavalry. Four years were passed in frontier and garrison duty. He was severely wounded in a fight with the Kiowa Indians. In 1861 he was promoted to first lieutenant in Third Cavalry; captain, Fourth Cavalry, August 20th; and was granted leave of absence to become colonel of the First Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, September 14th, 1861. He became brigadier general of volunteers, April 28th, 1862, and served in the arduous campaigns of the Shenandoah, Northern Virginia, and on the Rappahannock, distinguishing himself by the dash and bravery of his reconnoissances. He was mortally wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13th, 1862, and died the following day. He was buried with military honors at Princeton, N. J." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

General George D. Bayard

"General Bayard, born in Seneca Falls, N. Y., December 18th 1835, died December 14th, 1862, was graduated…

"General Beauregard, who opened the Civil War by bombarding Fort Sumter, made a brilliant record during the conflict between the States. He won the battle of Bull Run; distinguished himself at Shiloh; held General Halleck in check for two months; defended Charleston; and commanding at Petersburg, aided General Lee in the long and gallant defense of Richmond."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General P. G. T. Beauregard

"General Beauregard, who opened the Civil War by bombarding Fort Sumter, made a brilliant record during…

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, writer, civil servant, and inventor.

Pierre Beauregard

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American…

"General Beaver served in the Civil War."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General James A. Beaver

"General Beaver served in the Civil War."— Frank Leslie, 1896

(1813-1887) Protestant clergyman that raised and equipped a volunteer regiment for the Civil War.

Henry Ward Beecher

(1813-1887) Protestant clergyman that raised and equipped a volunteer regiment for the Civil War.

"General Benham, born in Connecticut in 1817, died in New York June 1st, 1884, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837, and assigned to the Corps of Engineers. Served in the Mexican War, 1847-'8, and was brevetted captain for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Buena Vista. At the beginning of the Civil War, in 1861, Captain Benham entered upon active service; was on General Morris's staff as engineer of the Department of the Ohio; was brevetted colonel for gallantry at the battle of Carrick's Ford, July 13th, 1861; in August was made brigadier general of volunteers, and was engaged in the Virginia campaigns. In 1862 he was present at the capture of Fort Pulaski and James Island; later in the year he superintended fortifications in Boston and Portsmouth harbors, and was in command of the Northern District of the Department of the South. He proved very efficient in throwing pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock, the Potomac and the James Rivers, and was in command of the Pontoon Department at Washington in 1864. In March, 1865, he was brevetted brigadier general and major general, United States Army, and major general, United States Volunteers, for gallant services during the Rebellion."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Henry W. Benham

"General Benham, born in Connecticut in 1817, died in New York June 1st, 1884, was graduated from the…

"General Berry, born in Thomaston (now Rockland), Me., August 27th, 1824, died at Chancellorsville, Va., May 2nd, 1863. He originated and commanded for several years the Rockland Guard, a volunteer company, which attained a very high reputation for drill and discipline. At the beginning of the Civil War he entered the service as colonel of the Fourth Maine Infantry. He took part in the battle of Bull Run and the siege of Yorktown, was made a brigadier general, April 4th, 1862, and was given command of the Third Brigade of the Third Division of Heintzelman's Third Army Corps. He was present at the battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks, bore a conspicuous part in the Seven Days' fight, and was in the second Bull Run campaign and Chantilly. In January, 1863, he was nominated by the President as major general of volunteers, with rank dating from November 29th, 1862, confirmed by the Senate on March 9th, 1863, and placed in command of the Second Division of the Third Army Corps, succeeding General Sickles. At the battle of Chancellorsville he headed one of his brigades in several successful bayonet charges, and in one of them was killed by a shot from the enemy." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

General Hiram G. Berry

"General Berry, born in Thomaston (now Rockland), Me., August 27th, 1824, died at Chancellorsville,…

Black was a general in the 37th Illinois regiment and was wounded in the battles of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove.

General John C. Black

Black was a general in the 37th Illinois regiment and was wounded in the battles of Pea Ridge and Prairie…

(1810-1883) Judge that struggled to maintain the Union during the Civil War.

Jeremiah Black

(1810-1883) Judge that struggled to maintain the Union during the Civil War.

Lawyer and congressman who served during the Civil War for the Union.

General E. S. Bragg

Lawyer and congressman who served during the Civil War for the Union.

"General Brannan, born in the District of Columbia in 1819, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1841, and stationed at Plattsburg, N. Y., in 1841-'42. During the Mexican War he was first lieutenant in the First Artillery. He took part in the battles of Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, La Hoya, Contreras and Churubusco, and for gallant and meritorious conduct was brevetted captain on August 28th, 1847. During the next fourteen years he performed much arduous service on the frontier, and from 1856 till 1858 took a gallant part in the campaign against the Seminoles. On September 28th, 1861, he was promoted to be brigadier general of volunteers, serving in the far South until January 24th, 1863. On October 10th, 1863, he became chief of artillery of the Department of the Cumberland, and held that position till June 25th, 1865. On March 13th, 1865, he was brevetted brigadier general in the regular army for his part in the capture of Atlanta, and major general for gallant and meritorious services during the war." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

General John M. Brannan

"General Brannan, born in the District of Columbia in 1819, was graduated from the United States Military…

American opponent of slavery.

John Brown

American opponent of slavery.

"James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States and involved in the pre-Civil War era."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

James Buchanan

"James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States and involved in the pre-Civil War era."—E.…

(1791-1868) James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States, largely remembered for his failure to avert the Civil War. President, Ambassador to the UK, Secretary of State, Senator from Pennsylvania

James Buchanan

(1791-1868) James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States, largely remembered for his failure…

(1823-1914) Simon Bolivar Buckner, Confederate Soldier

Simon B. Buckner

(1823-1914) Simon Bolivar Buckner, Confederate Soldier

(1823-1914) U.S. Army officer and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

Simon B. Buckner

(1823-1914) U.S. Army officer and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil…

Confederate general during the Civil War.

Simon Bolivar Buckner

Confederate general during the Civil War.

(1818-1898) General that helped organize Union troops in the Civil War.

General Buell

(1818-1898) General that helped organize Union troops in the Civil War.

"General Buford, born in Kentucky in 1825, died in Washington, D. C., December 16th, 1863, was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1848; was appointed brevet second lieutenant in the First Dragoons, and served on the plains until the Civil War began. He was made a major in the inspector general's corps on November 12th, 1861. On June 6th, 1862, he was attached to the staff of General Pope in the Army of Virginia; and on July 27th he was made a brigadier general, and assigned to the command of a brigade of cavalry under General Hooker in the Northern Virginia campaign. He engaged in the skirmish at Madison Courthouse; the passage of the Rapidan in pursuit of Jackson's force; Kelly's Ford, Thoroughfare Gap, and Manassas, where he was wounded. He commanded the cavalry division of the Army of the Potomac in the Pennsylvania campaign, and at Gettysburg he began the attack on the enemy before the arrival of Reynolds, on July 1st, 1863. His last sickness was the result of toil and exposure. His commission as major general reached him on the day of his death."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General John Buford

"General Buford, born in Kentucky in 1825, died in Washington, D. C., December 16th, 1863, was graduated…

(1824-1881) Civil War soldier better known for the hair on the sides of his face, or Sideburns

General Burnside

(1824-1881) Civil War soldier better known for the hair on the sides of his face, or Sideburns

"Major General Burnside assuming command of the Army of the Potomac- issuing orders to his staff. 'Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, November 10th, 1862. In accordance with General Orders, No. 182, issued by the President of the United States, I hereby assume command of the Army of the Potomac. Patriotism, and the exercise of my every energy in the direction of this army, aided by the full and hearty co-operation of its officers and men, will I hope, under the blessing of God, insure its success. Having been a sharer of the privations, and a witness of the bravery of the old Army of the Potomac in the Maryland campaign, and fully identified with them in their feelings of respect and esteem for General McClellan, entertained through a long and most friendly association with him, I feel that it is not as a stranger I assume command. To the Ninth Army Corps, so long and intimately associated with me, I need say nothing; our histories are identical. With diffidence for myself, but with a proud confidence in the unswerving loyalty and determination of the gallant army now intrusted to my care, I accept its control, with the steadfast assurance that the just cause must prevail. A. E. Burnside, Major General Commanding.' Our illustration represents the general issuing orders to his staff immediately after assuming command." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Burnside

"Major General Burnside assuming command of the Army of the Potomac- issuing orders to his staff. 'Headquarters,…

"Major General Burnside assuming command of the Army of the Potomac- issuing orders to his staff. 'Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, November 10th, 1862. In accordance with General Orders, No. 182, issued by the President of the United States, I hereby assume command of the Army of the Potomac. Patriotism, and the exercise of my every energy in the direction of this army, aided by the full and hearty co-operation of its officers and men, will I hope, under the blessing of God, insure its success. Having been a sharer of the privations, and a witness of the bravery of the old Army of the Potomac in the Maryland campaign, and fully identified with them in their feelings of respect and esteem for General McClellan, entertained through a long and most friendly association with him, I feel that it is not as a stranger I assume command. To the Ninth Army Corps, so long and intimately associated with me, I need say nothing; our histories are identical. With diffidence for myself, but with a proud confidence in the unswerving loyalty and determination of the gallant army now intrusted to my care, I accept its control, with the steadfast assurance that the just cause must prevail. A. E. Burnside, Major General Commanding.' Our illustration represents the general issuing orders to his staff immediately after assuming command." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Burnside

"Major General Burnside assuming command of the Army of the Potomac- issuing orders to his staff. 'Headquarters,…

"General Burnside served in the Civil War."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Ambrose E. Burnside

"General Burnside served in the Civil War."— Frank Leslie, 1896

"General Ambrose E. Burnside served during the Civil War."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

General Ambrose E. Burnside

"General Ambrose E. Burnside served during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

(1818-1893) American general, lawyer, and politician.

Benjamin F. Butler

(1818-1893) American general, lawyer, and politician.

An American soldier, politician, and lawyer.

Benjamin Franklin Butler

An American soldier, politician, and lawyer.

"General Butler was born in Deerfield, N. H., November 6th, 1818. At the time of President Lincoln's call for troops in April, 1861, he held the commission of brigadier general of militia. On the 17th of that month he marched to Annapolis with the Eighth Massachusetts Regiment, and was placed in command of the District of Annapolis, in which the city of Baltimore was included. On May 13th, 1861, he entered Baltimore at the head of 900 men, occupied the city without opposition, and on May 16th was made a major general and assigned to the command of Fortress Monroe and the Department of Eastern Virginia. In August he captured Forts Hatteras and Clark. He then returned to Massachusetts to recruit an expedition for the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi. On March 23rd, 1862, the expedition reached Ship Island, and on April 17th went up the Mississippi. The fleet under Farragut having passed the forts, April 24th, and virtually capture New Orleans, General Butler took possession of the city on May 1st. Near the close of 1863 he was placed in command of the Army of the James. In December, 1864, he conducted an ineffectual expedition against Fort Fisher, and soon afterward was removed from command by General Grant. He died in Washington, D. C., January 11th, 1893." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

General Benjamin F. Butler

"General Butler was born in Deerfield, N. H., November 6th, 1818. At the time of President Lincoln's…

(1844-1925) Writer who fought in the Civil War that wrote Silent South and fought for equal rights for African-Americans

George W. Cable

(1844-1925) Writer who fought in the Civil War that wrote Silent South and fought for equal rights for…

Writer who fought in the Civil War that wrote <em>Silent South</em> and fought for equal rights for African Americans.

George W. Cable

Writer who fought in the Civil War that wrote Silent South and fought for equal rights for…

(1809-1868) Frontiersmen who fought for the Union in the Civil War.

Kit Carson

(1809-1868) Frontiersmen who fought for the Union in the Civil War.

"General Catlin served in the Civil War."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Isaac S. Catlin

"General Catlin served in the Civil War."— Frank Leslie, 1896

"Salmon Portland Chase, Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Salmon Portland Chase

"Salmon Portland Chase, Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Comstock served in the Civil War and created the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. He is also famous for the Comstock law and the term <em>comstockery</em> meaning censorship because of perceived obscenity or immorality.

Anthony Comstock

Comstock served in the Civil War and created the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. He is…

(1827-1863) Civil War union general

Michael Corcoran

(1827-1863) Civil War union general

"General Michael Corcoran, born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo, Ireland, September 21st, 1827, died near Fairfax Courthouse, Va., December 22nd 1863. Upon the first call of the President for troops in 1861 Colonel Corcoran led the Sixty-ninth Regiment to the seat of war. It was ordered into Virginia, built Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, and fought with impetuous valor at the battle of Bull Run. The colonel was wounded and taken prisoner. He was offered his liberty on condition of not again taking up arms against the South, but refused to accept on such terms. An exchange being finally effected, August 15th, 1862, he was released, and commissioned brigadier general, dating from July 21st, 1861. He next organized the Corcoran Legion, which took part in the battles of the Nansemond River and Suffolk during April, 1863. General Corcoran was killed by the falling of his horse upon him." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Michael Corcoran

"General Michael Corcoran, born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo, Ireland, September 21st, 1827, died near…

(1842-1899) Ornithologist who served as assistant surgeon in the Union Army. His <I>Birds of the Colorado Valley</I> is considered a classic.

Elliott Coues

(1842-1899) Ornithologist who served as assistant surgeon in the Union Army. His Birds of the Colorado…

"General Crittenden, born in Russellville, Ky., May 15th, 1815, studied law under his father, was admitted to the bar, and became Commonwealth's Attorney in Kentucky in 1842. He served in the Mexican War as lieutenant colonel of Kentucky infantry, and was volunteer aid to General Taylor at the battle of Buena Vista. At the beginning of the Civil War he espoused the national cause, and on October 27th, 1861, was appointed brigadier general of volunteers. He commanded a division at the battle of Shiloh, and was promoted major general, July 17th, 1862, for gallant service on that occassion, and assigned to the command of a division in the Army of the Tennessee. He served under Rosecrans in the battle of Stone River, and at Chickamauga commanded one of the two corps that were routed. In the Virginia campaign of 1864 he commanded a division of the Ninth Corps. He resigned December 13th, 1864, but entered the regular army as colonel of the Thirty-second Infantry on July 28th, 1866. He was retired on May 19th, 1881."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Thomas L. Crittenden

"General Crittenden, born in Russellville, Ky., May 15th, 1815, studied law under his father, was admitted…

(1829-1890) Soldier that commanded Union troops during the Civil War.

General Crook

(1829-1890) Soldier that commanded Union troops during the Civil War.

"General Crook, born near Dayton, O., September 8th, 1828, died in Chicago, Ill., March 21st, 1890, was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1852, and was on duty with the Fourth Infantry in California in 1852-'61. He had risen to a captaincy, when, at the beginning of the Civil War, he returned to the East and became colonel of the Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry. He afterward served in the Western Virginia campaign, in command of the Third Provisional Brigade, from May 1st to August 15th, 1862, and was wounded in the action at Lewisburg. He served in Tennessee in 1863, and on July 1st he was transferred to the command of the Second Cavalry Division. After various actions, ending in the battle of Chickamauga, he pursued Wheeler's Confederate cavalry and defeated it. He entered upon the command of the Kanawha District, in Western Virginia, in February, 1864; made constant raids and was in numerous actions. He took part in Sheridan's Shenandoah campaign, and received the brevet of brigadier general and major general in the United States Army, March 13th, 1865. General Crook had command of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac from March 26th to April 9th, during which time he was engaged at Dinwiddie Courthouse, Sailor's Creek and Farmville, till the surrender at Appomattox." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

General George Crook

"General Crook, born near Dayton, O., September 8th, 1828, died in Chicago, Ill., March 21st, 1890,…

U.S. officer during the Civil War and Indian Wars.

General George Crook

U.S. officer during the Civil War and Indian Wars.

"Colonel Cross, born in Lancaster, N. H., April 22nd, 1832, died near Gettysburg, Pa., July 22nd, 1863. In 1860 he held a lieutenant colonel's commission in the Mexican Army, but when the news of the attack on Fort Sumter reached him he at once resigned and offered his services to the Governor of New Hamshire; organized the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment and was commissioned as its colonel; distinguished himself in many important engagements. He was mortally wounded at Gettysburg while leading the First Division of the Second Army Corps." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Colonel E. E. Cross

"Colonel Cross, born in Lancaster, N. H., April 22nd, 1832, died near Gettysburg, Pa., July 22nd, 1863.…

"General Cullum, born in New York city, February 25th, 1809, died in New York city, February 28th, 1892, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1833, and brevetted a second lieutenant in the Engineer Corps. During the Mexican War he rendered valuable services as superintending engineer for devising and constructing sapper, miner and pontoon trains. In 1861 he was appointed chief engineer of the Department of the Missouri, with the rank of brigadier general of volunteers, and made chief of staff to General Halleck. The latter position he continued to hold after Halleck was made general in chief, and accompanied him in his Southwestern campaigns, and afterward to headquarters in Washington, D. C., until 1864, when he became superintendent of the United States Military Academy."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General George W. Cullum

"General Cullum, born in New York city, February 25th, 1809, died in New York city, February 28th, 1892,…

"General George A. Custer, born in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, December 5th, 1839, died in Montana, June 25th, 1876, was graduated at the United States Military Academy in June 1861, and reported for duty at Washington; was assigned to duty as lieutenant in the Fifth Cavalry, and participated, on the day of his arrival at the front, in the first battle of Bull Run. For daring gallantry in a skirmish at Aldie, and in the action at Brandy Station, as well as in the closing operations of the Rappahannock campaign, he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers. General custer, with his entire command, was slain by the Sioux indians in the battle of Little Big Horn, in Montana, June 25th, 1876." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

George Custer

"General George A. Custer, born in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, December 5th, 1839, died in Montana,…

"George Armstrong Custer, a brilliant cavalry officer, was born at New Rumley, Ohio, December 5, 1839. He graduated at West Point, in 1861, and at once engaged in active service, being in the Bull Run battle. Throughout the war, it is said he never lost a gun or a flag, and captured more guns, flags and prisoners than any other officer not commanding an army. After the war he served on the frontier, and it was largely his reports of the fertility and mineral wealth of the Black Hills that stimulated the movement of population in that direction."&mdash;Scudder, 1897

George Armstrong Custer

"George Armstrong Custer, a brilliant cavalry officer, was born at New Rumley, Ohio, December 5, 1839.…

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, USN, (November 13, 1809 &ndash; July 12, 1870) merchant and Swedish Consul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made his career in the United States Navy.

John Adolph Dahlgren

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, USN, (November 13, 1809 – July 12, 1870) merchant…

"Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, born in Bucks County, Pa., in 1842, died near King and Queen's Courthouse, Va., March 4th 1864. At the beginning of the Civil War he was sent by his father to plan and take charge of a naval battery on Maryland Heights. He then became aid to General Sigel, and served through Fremont's and Pope's campaigns, acting as sigel's chief of artillery at the second battle of Bull Run; served on General Hooker's staff, distinguishing himself at Chancellorsville, and as aid to General Meade at Gettysburg rendering important service. He lost his life in a raid planned by him, in concert with General Kilpatrick, to release the Federal prisoners at Libby Prison and Belle Isle." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Ulric Dahlgren

"Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, born in Bucks County, Pa., in 1842, died near King and Queen's Courthouse,…

Charles Anderson Dana (August 8, 1819 &ndash; October 17, 1897) was an American journalist, author, and government official, best known for his association with Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War and his aggressive political advocacy after the war.

Charles Anderson Dana

Charles Anderson Dana (August 8, 1819 – October 17, 1897) was an American journalist, author,…

President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

(1808-1889) President of the Confederate States of America

Jefferson Davis

(1808-1889) President of the Confederate States of America