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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Robert Edward Lee

Born: January 19, 1807, Stratford Hall, Stratford, VA Died: October 12, 1870, Lexington, VA Buried: October 15, 1870, Lee Chapel & Museum, Lexington, VA Overview The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form…
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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 Eggleston Johnston

Born: February 3, 1807, Farmville, VA Died: March 21, 1891, Washington, D.C. Place of burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD Overview Petty considerations over rank and military etiquette and wounds cost the Confederacy, for lengthy periods, the services of one of its most effective, top…
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Albert Sidney Johnston

Born: February 2, 1803, Old Washington, Maysville, KY Died: April 6, 1862, Hardin County, TN Buried: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX Battles and wars: Battle of Monterrey, Battle of Buena Vista, MORE Overview At the beginning of the Civil War it was almost universally agreed that the finest…
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Stonewall Jackson

  Born: January 21, 1824, Clarksburg, WV Died: May 10, 1863, Guinea, VA Buried: May 15, 1863, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, VA Overview Next to Robert E. Lee himself, Thomas J. Jackson is the most revered of all Confederate commanders. A graduate of West Point…
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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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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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Daniel Harvey Hill

Born: July 12, 1821, York County, SC Died: September 24, 1889, Charlotte, NC Years of service: 1842–49 (USA); 1861–65 (CSA) Battles and wars: Mexican–American War, Battle of Contreras, MORE Overview Criticism of his army commander, Braxton Bragg, to Jefferson Davis cost South Carolinian West Pointer (1842) Daniel H.…
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Ambrose Powell Hill

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 Known for his red battle shirt and his hard-hitting attacks at the head of the famed Light Division,…
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