Fort Sumter - Bombardment on April 12, 1861
Currier and Ives painting depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter by Confederate troops on April 12, 1861. Full Image »
Garfield, James A.
James Abram Garfield was an American military and political leader during the 19th century. Rising from humble beginnings, Garfield rose to the rank of major general for the Union army during the American Civil War. In 1880 he won a close election against fellow Union general Winfield Hancock to become the 20th President of the United States. Garfield served only six months in office before dying from an assassin's bullet on September 19, 1881. Full Image »
Grant, Ulysses S.
Ohioan Ulysses S. Grant was an American military and political leader during the nineteenth century. Rising from humble beginnings, a lackluster military career, and an undistinguished civilian life prior to the American Civil War, Grant emerged to become General of the Army, eighteenth President of the United States, and, perhaps, the most famous person in the world during his time. Full Image »
Halleck, Henry Wager
Henry Wager Halleck was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War. Following a brief but successful stint commanding Union operations in the Western Theater, including the Department of the Ohio, during the early part of the war, Halleck was named General-in-Chief of all United States armies in 1862. When he proved to be more of a bureaucrat than a general, Halleck was replaced by Ulysses S. Grant in 1864. He served as Army Chief of Staff for the remainder of the conflict. Full Image »
Hancock, Winfield Scott
General Winfield Scott Hancock was one of the more successful Union commanders during the American Civil War. In 1880, he also was the Democratic Party's candidate for President of the United States of America against Republican and Ohioan James Garfield. Full Image »
Hayes, Rutherford B.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes was an American military and political leader during the 19th century. Born in Delaware, Ohio, Hayes achieved the rank of brigadier general and brevet major general in the Union army during the American Civil War. After the war, Hayes served in the U.S. House of Representatives, and as Governor of Ohio. In 1876, Hayes won one of the more controversial elections in U.S. history to become the 19th President of the United States. Full Image »
Hill, Ambrose Powell - Portrait
A.P. Hill was a Confederate general and the brother-in-law of John Hunt Morgan. Full Image »
Hood, John Bell
John Bell Hood was a prominent Confederate general who was known for his battlefield bravery during the American Civil War. During 1864, Hood's army attempted to stop Ohioan and Union General William T. Sherman's capture of Atlanta, Georgia. Full Image »
Jackson, Thomas "Stonewall"
Aside from Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was the most esteemed of all Confederate commanders during and after the American Civil War. Jackson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1846 and served in the Mexican-American War. In 1851, Jackson resigned his commission in the U.S. Army and accepted a faculty position at the Virginia Military Institute, where he taught until the outbreak of the Civil War. Jackson emerged to become Lee's most trusted commander before his untimely death at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. Full Image »
Jewett, Hugh J.
During the American Civil War, Hugh Jewett ran for Ohio’s governor’s office and a United States Senate seat as a member of the War Democratic Party. Full Image »
Lee, Robert E.
Robert Edward Lee was an American military and leader during the 19th century. The son of a Revolutionary War hero, Lee graduated second in his class from the United States Military Academy and served with the U.S. Army for 30 years before the outbreak of the Civil War. After Virginia seceded from the Union, Lee rejected a prominent position in the Union army and resigned his commission to fight for his home state. Lee rose to lead the Army of Northern Virginia throughout much of the war, forging a reputation as one of the greatest generals in American military history. Full Image »
Leggett, Mortimer Dormer
Born on April 19, 1821 (commonly mistakenly reported as 1831), in Ithaca, New York, Leggett's parents were members of the Society of Friends. In 1837, at sixteen years of age, Leggett moved with his parents to Geauga County, Ohio, where he helped his family establish a farm. Full Image »
Lincoln Assassination - Boot Worn by John Wilkes Booth
Photograph of one of the boots worn by John Wilkes Booth on the night he shot Abraham Lincoln. Full Image »
Lincoln Assassination - Derringer Gun Used To Assassinate Lincoln
Photograph of the gun used by John Wilkes Booth to shoot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater. Full Image »
Lincoln Assassination - Detail of Lincoln's Coat
Photograph of the inside of the coat Lincoln was wearing the night he was shot at Ford's Theater. Full Image »
Lincoln Assassination - Illustration of the Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theater
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Lincoln Assassination - Peterson House
Present-day photo of the exterior of the Peterson House where Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Full Image »
Lincoln Assassination - Peterson House - Bedroom where Lincoln Died
Photograph of the bedroom in the Peterson House where Abraham Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Full Image »
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