• Photo of cannon at Antietam National Battlefield

    The Civil War


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.

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  • Winfield Scott Hancock

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    Known as "Hancock the Superb," Winfield Scott Hancock was one of the Union armies' most celebrated generals. Read more

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Benjamin Harrison

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    Descended from a long line of politicians and himself 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison's military service Civil War is less well known, though no less distinguished, than his political career. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Henry Thomas Harrison

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    Espionage was a vital tool for both sides, and the tip this spy gave South was one of its most valuable, changing the course of the war. Read more

  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Richard Hawes

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    As the Confederate governor of Kentucky, Richard Hawes was forced to administer his state's affairs from Virginia due to the Union occupation of the Bluegrass State during the Civil War. Read more

  • Vicksburg National Military Park

    Jennie Hodgers

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    Jennie Hodgers was born in Ireland in 1834 and stowed away on a ship that arrived in the USA about 1853. Find out how she became a soldier in the Civil War and, in 1910, was discovered to have lived a life in which everyone she knew believed her to be a man named Albert D.J. Cashier. Read more