Abraham Lincoln

Born near Hodgenville, Ky. on February 12, 1809, Lincoln was the central figure of the Civil War, and is regarded by many historians and laymen as not only the foremost of our presidents but also the greatest American of all…
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Philip Kearny

Born: June 1, 1815, New York, NY Died: September 1, 1862, Chantilly, VA Battles and wars: Mexican–American War, Second Italian War of Independence, American Civil War, Battle of Chantilly Place of burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, Trinity Church Cemetery Overview Kearny was born in New York, 2 June 2,…
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Joseph Hooker

  Born: November 13, 1814, Hadley, MA Died: October 31, 1879, Garden City, NY Nickname: Fighting Joe Spouse: Olivia Groesbeck (m. 1865–1868) Place of burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH Battles and wars: Seminole Wars, Mexican–American War, MORE Overview One of the most immodest and immoral of the high Union…
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Henry Heth

Born: November 9, 1825, Culpeper, VA Died: April 2, 1865, Petersburg, VA Buried: May 30, 1892 Spouse: Kitty Morgan McClung (m. 1859–1865) Battles and wars: Mexican–American War, Seminole Wars, MORE Overview Graduating at the very bottom of his 1847 class at West Point, Henry Heth served 14 years on…
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Samuel Peter Heintzelman

Born: September 30, 1805, Manheim, PA Died: May 1, 1880, Washington, D.C. Education: United States Military Academy Battles and wars: Seminole Wars, Mexican–American War, MORE Overview Born in Manheim, Pa. on Sept 30,1805, Heintzelman devoted over 4 decades to the service of his country, rising from 2d lieutenant…
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Winfield Scott Hancock

Born: February 14, 1824, Montgomeryville, PA Died: February 9, 1886, Governors Island, New York, NY Spouse: Almira Russell (m. 1850–1886) Buried: Montgomery Cemetery, West Norriton, PA Education: United States Military Academy Battles and wars: Mexican–American War, American Civil War Overview Born in Montgomery  Square, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1824, and…
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Henry Wager Halleck

Born: January 16, 1815, Westernville, NY Died: January 9, 1872, Louisville, KY Battles/wars: Mexican–American War; Place of burial: The Green-Wood Cemetery, New York, NY Books: Elements of International Law and Laws of War Battles and wars: Mexican–American War, American Civil War, Siege of Corinth Overview The Civil War career of…
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John White Geary

Born: December 30, 1819, Pennsylvania Died: February 8, 1873, Harrisburg, PA Place of burial: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA Education: Washington & Jefferson College Overview Born in Mount Pleasant, Pa., December 30, 1819, Geary was a man equally at home in politics and the military. He was…
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John Brown Gordon

Born: February 6, 1832, Upson County, GA Died: January 9, 1904, Miami, FL Battles/wars: American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run; Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA Overview Born in Upson City, Georgia, February 6, 1832 he attended the University of Georgia but dropped out to study law and…
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Elon John Farnsworth

Born: July 30, 1837, Michigan Died: July 3, 1863, Gettysburg, PA Education: University of Michigan Years of service: 1861–1863 Battles and wars: Utah War, American Civil War, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg Overview Elon Farnsworth was an officer who experienced a meteoric rise to a general’s star only to…
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