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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 »

Rutherford Birchard Hayes

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. Continue Reading »

James Longstreet

Longstreet, James

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John Potts Slough

Slough, John Potts - Portrait

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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 »

George Henry Thomas

Thomas, George Henry

George Henry Thomas was a prominent Union general who served primarily in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a career army officer, Thomas chose to remain in the service of his country rather than side with his home state of Virginia when the war began. Thomas commanded the first noteworthy Federal victory of the war at the Battle of Mills Springs in Kentucky. Thomas was also present at the Battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and most of the engagements of William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. At Chickamauga, Thomas earned the nickname "Rock of Chickamauga." During John Bell Hood's Franklin-Nashville Campaign, Thomas directed the Federal forces that crushed the Army of Tennessee, culminating with the Union victory at the Battle of Nashville, which effectively ended the last major campaign in the Western Theater. Continue Reading »

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