Jedediah Hotchkiss

  Born: November 30, 1828, New York, NY Died: January 17, 1899, Staunton, VA Overview A transplanted New Yorker, Jedediah Hotchkiss became the most famous of Confederate topographers. After a tour of Virginia in the late 1840s he settled there and founded an academy.…
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Rose O’Neal Greenhow

Born: 1814, Montgomery County, MD Died: October 1, 1864, Wilmington, NC Spouse: Robert Greenhow (m. 1835–1854) Children: Florence Greenhow Moore, Rose O’Neal Greenhow Books: My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule at Washington Siblings: Ellen Elizabeth O’Neal Cutts Overview Born in Port Tobbaco, Maryland, as a teenager…
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John Charles Fremont

Born: January 21, 1813, Savannah, GA Died: July 13, 1890, New York, NY Nickname: Pathfinder Spouse: Jessie Benton Frémont (m. 1841–1890) Children: John Charles Frémont Jr. Overview Born in Savannah, Georgia on January 21, 1813, Fremont was one four major generals appointed by President Lincoln, he was…
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Sarah Emma Edmonds

Born: December 1841, Magaguadavic, Canada Died: September 5, 1898, La Porte, TX Spouse: Linnus. H. Seelye (m. 1867–1898) Years of service: 1861–1865 Education: Oberlin College Overview Emma Edmonds was one of approximately 400 women who succeeded in enlisting in the army (either Union or Confederate) during the…
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Dorothea Dix

Born: April 4, 1802, Hampden, ME Died: July 17, 1887, Trenton, NJ Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, MA Life A noted social reformer, Dix became the Union’s Superintendent of Female Nurses during the Civil War. The soft spoken yet autocratic crusader had spent more than 20…
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Judah P. Benjamin

Born: August 11, 1811, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands Died: May 6, 1884, Paris, France Place of burial: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France Overview US Senator, Confederate attorney general, secretary of war, and secretary of state. Born a British subject in the British West Indies on…
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Clara Harlowe Barton

Born: December 25, 1821, North Oxford, Oxford, MA Died: April 12, 1912, Glen Echo, MD Education: Clinton Liberal Institute Nicknames: Clara, The Angel of the Battlefield Life The youngest of 5 children in a middle-class family, Barton was educated at home, and at 15 started teaching…
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