Famous people during the Civil War – generals, politicians, civilians etc…

Jeb Stuart

James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart (1833-1864) was born on February 6, 1833 Stuart enrolled at the the US Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1854. His first service was the 1st US Cavalry in the Kansas territory, though he was transferred east in 1859.

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John Brown

John Brown (1800-1859) was perhaps the most famous person involved in the abolitionist movement who fought against slavery in America leading up to the Civil War.

Why Was John Brown An Abolitionist

Brown was born on May 9th 1800 to a deeply religious family. The entire idea of people living in […]

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Albert Sidney Johnston


Albert Sidney Johnston was born on February 2nd 1803 in Washington, Kentucky. At the outbreak of the Civil War he immediately resigned his commission in the United States army and promptly joined the Confederate army.

He was given the rank of full general. A rank held only by a handful […]

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The Zouaves were the fighting men of one of the most interesting and finely tuned fighting units of the Civil War. Compared to any other unit in the war, regardless of the side, Yankee or Rebel, hands down, they were the best, perfection, in everything they did.

They took their styling […]


William Tecumseh Sherman


William Tecumseh Sherman was a Civil War general who is best remembered for his military tactical ability but also his “scorched earth” policy in the Civil War. In the course of the modern history of war, no other general or leader could compare to the sheer brilliance of Sherman’s tactical […]

William Tecumseh Sherman2021-02-27T14:25:53-05:00

Winfield Scott Hancock


Winfield Scott Hancock had a well-earned nickname. “Superb”. A name that although was only one word, perfectly described this leader, this man. Winfield Scott Hancock was a Union commander during the Civil War.

He earned the name, “Superb” by his efforts at the Battle of Gettysburg where he lead his charge […]

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Ulysses S Grant


Ulysses S Grant was born in 1822, the son of an Ohio tanner and a nurse mother, he gained his first military experience in the books and lecture halls of West Point. As a cadet he was neither stellar nor lackluster, average was the correct term of his educational tenure. […]

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Stonewall Jackson


Stonewall Jackson is one of the most famous Civil War generals, second only to Robert E. Lee in popularity. The military career of Jackson is seen as one of the most gifted instances of tactical operations in the course of the Civil […]

Stonewall Jackson2021-02-27T14:27:29-05:00

Robert E Lee


Robert E Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford Virginia. He was the proud son of Henry and Anne Hill Lee. Robert E Lee’s father fought in the Revolutionary War as a cavalry officer. Lee’s father acquired the unfortunate nickname “Light Horse Harry”.

He was called this because of […]

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William Seward


William Seward was the definition of a true American diplomat. From the purchase of the great state of Alaska from Russia in 1867, to the spreading of the American-way into the island of Hawaii, Seward was a diplomatic machine. In the entire history of American land acclimation and territorial dominance, […]

William Seward2019-06-26T01:03:15-04:00
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