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Union Major John Rodgers Meigs was killed October 3rd 1864 under a cloud of controversy which led to the burning of a town in Virginia as retaliation.

Union Major John Rodgers Meigs was killed October 1864 under a cloud of controversy which led to the burning of a town in Virginia as retaliation.

Hardtack | The Civil War in Missouri

Hardtack, a flour and water biscuit, was a food staple for Civil War soldiers…

Pvt. John J. Williams, last soldier to die in the Civil War. On May 13th, 1865 Private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Infantry was the last man killed in the war’s last land action at the Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas.

The last soldier killed in the Civil War: Union Private John Jefferson Williams, May Company B of the Regiment Infantry.

Confederate General James Dearing was mortally wounded at the Battle of High Bridge and may have become the last officer to die in the war...

Confederate General James Dearing was mortally wounded at the Battle of High Bridge and may have become the last officer to die in the war on 22 April

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Uriah Galusha Pennypacker holds the contested distinction of being the youngest general of the American Civil War. Enlisting at the age of 16 shortly after the fall of Fort Sumter, he eventually led a brigade in the last assault on Fort Fisher, N.C., on January 16, 1865, where he was severely wounded. For his valor, Pennypacker was commissioned a brigadier general on April 28, 1865, to date from February 18 when he was still ostensibly 20 years old.

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.

Robert E. Lee--our "national" hero..embodied all the qualities we Southerners find admirable in a man. Abraham Lincoln offered him the command of the Union Forces but he could not bear arms against his beloved Virginia.

Lee--our "national" hero.embodied all the qualities we Southerners find admirable in a man. Abraham Lincoln offered him the command of the Union Forces but he could not bear arms against his beloved Virginia.

Civil War Surgeon's Leg Splint. Good chance one of the men represented in the Saint Charles Quilting Circle may have worn one.

Good chance one of the men represented in the Saint Charles Quilting Circle may have worn one.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Hero of Gettysburg, teacher, and governor of Maine.

A famed Union commander in the Civil War, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain heroically defended Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.

The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia. by crystalc

The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia - now Taylor County, West Virginia.now buried in Grafton National Cemetery.

Union Brigadier General John Buford

Union Cavalry officer Brigadier General John Buford Jr died December John Buford Jr was born March 1826 in Versailles, Wo.

Michael Maloney. He emigrated from Ireland to Minnesota, where he was drafted into the Union Army in 1864. His regiment served mainly in Georgia. He survived the war and died at age 54 in 1884.

Private Michael Maloney: He emigrated from Ireland toMinnesota, where he was drafted inot the Union Army in His regiment served mainlyin Georgia. He survived the was and died at age 54 in

During the Civil War, telegraph operators  were employed by a civilian bureau under the control of the Quartermaster Department.

Montgomery C. Meigs: Quartermaster General of the U. Army during and after the Civil War, Meigs was widely regarded as one of the most outstanding officers of his generation

Samuel Arnold, Lincoln Assassination Conspirator by Alexander Gardner

Samuel Arnold, convicted in a (failed) plot to kidnap Lincoln and hold him in an exchange for Confederate prisoners, photographed here in the same roundup as Lewis Powell. While Powell was executed.

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