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Brigadier General Thomas M. Anderson

Anderson, Thomas MacArthur

Ohioan Thomas MacArthur Anderson rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War and remained in the regular army after the conflict, retiring as a brigadier general in January 1900. His father, William Marshall Anderson, was a Copperhead, while one of his uncles, Robert Anderson, was the Union commander at the Battle of Fort Sumter, the first engagement of the Civil War. Continue Reading »

Union General Ulysses S. Grant

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. Continue Reading »

Morgan's Raid

Morgan's Raid

Morgan led his force to northern Kentucky to create disorder within the Union military. Morgan succeeded in causing unrest for the enemy and exceeded his orders by crossing north of the Ohio River. Continue Reading »

Union Brigadier General John Potts Slough

Slough, John Potts

Ohioan John Potts Slough was a brigadier-general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

Stanton, Edwin McMasters

During the American Civil War, Ohioan Edwin McMasters Stanton served as President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War from 1862 and 1865. He remained in this same position from 1865 to 1868 during President Andrew Johnson's administration. Continue Reading »

Departure of the First Ohio Zouave Regiment from Cincinnati for Western Virginia

Zouave Regiment - Departure for Western Virginia

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