Military

Photo of Union General Ulysses S. Grant

Military figures, of course, dominate any list of people caught up in the experience of war. A few entered the American Civil War carrying memories of earlier battles in Mexico, Canada and along the American frontier, but most had no military experience at all. No matter; success in war would not depend on pedigree.

People from Military

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  • Albert Myer

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    Albert Myer was telegrapher and physician who invented the "Wig-Wag system of long-distance communication which was adopted by both sides during the American Civil. In 1860, Myer became the first Commander of the newly-established U.S. Signal Corps. Read more

  • Annie Etheridge

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    Anna Etheridge, one of the Civil War's only two female Kearny Cross recipients, is proof that women of the era could be just as brave as men in places of battle. Read more

  • Annie Etheridge

    Anna Etheridge, one of the Civil War's only two female Kearny Cross recipients, is proof that women of the era could be just as brave as men in places of battle. Read more

  • August V. Kautz

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    August Kautz was a German immigrant and major general of Union forces in the American Civil War whose division of United States Colored Troops was one of the first to occupy Richmond, Virginia in April 1865. Read more

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    Benjamin Grierson

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    Benjamin Grierson was a civilian who advanced through the ranks to become a major general in the Union Army during the Civil War. He remained in the Army after the war and helped organize the famed "Buffalo Soldiers" of the 10th U.S. Cavalry. Read more

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