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Fremantle, Arthur
General Sir Arthur Lyon Fremantle was a British army officer and author of Three Months in the Southern States, a popular book based upon his travels through the Confederate States of America during the spring and summer of 1863. Continue Reading »
Fremont, John Charles
John C. Fremont was a famous American explorer, U.S. Senator from California, and controversial political general who served in both theaters of the American Civil War Continue Reading »
French, William H.
A career military officer, Major General William French commanded the 3rd Army Corps during the Civil War from July 1863 to March 1864 Continue Reading »
Frizell, Joseph W.
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Garfield, James Abram
James Abram Garfield was an American political and military leader who rose to the rank of major general in the Union army during the American Civil War, and who served as a U.S. Congressman and Senator before being elected as the 20th President of the United States in 1880. Continue Reading »
Garnett, Richard Brooke
In the American Civil War, Confederate Brigadier-General Richard B. Garnett was mortally wounded during Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Continue Reading »
Garnett, Robert Selden
Confederate Brigadier-General Robert S. Garnett was mortally wounded at the Battle of Corrick's Ford on July 13, 1861, making him the first general officer on either side to be killed during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Giddings, Joshua Reed
Joshua Giddings was a leader in the founding of the Republican Party and an outspoken opponent of the extension of slavery during his twenty-year career as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue Reading »
Granger, Gordon
A career United States Army officer, Major General Gordon Granger held numerous commands and participated in many engagements in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Grant, Ulysses S.
Ulysses S. Grant was an American military and political leader who rose from humble beginnings to become General-in-Chief of Union forces during the Civil War and, afterward, the eighteenth President of the United States. Continue Reading »
Grate, John Henry
John Henry Grate served in the 6th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War and served as the commander of Ohio’s and eventually the national Grand Army of the Republic near the end of his life. Continue Reading »
Gregg, David McMurtrie
Brevet Major General David McMurtrie Gregg was the longest tenured Federal cavalry division commander during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
Hampton III, Wade
A prominent Confederate cavalry officer, Wade Hampton III also served as governor of South Carolina and as a United States Senator from the Palmetto State after the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
Hardee, William J.
William J. Hardee was a prominent Confederate corps commander in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, who briefly commanded the Army of Tennessee on two occasions. Continue Reading »
Harney, William Selby
Co-author of the Price-Harney Agreement, Brigadier-General William S. Harney was a forty-five-year veteran of the United States Army, who participated in the Seminole Wars, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican-American War, the Mormon Expedition, and the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Harrison, Benjamin
Grandson of ninth U.S. President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was the nation's twenty-third President from March 4, 1889 to March 4, 1893. Continue Reading »
Hatton, Robert
Ohio born Robert Hatton was a United States Congressman from Tennessee and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hayes, Rutherford B.
Civil War general, U.S. Congressman, and Governor of Ohio, Rutherford Birchard Hayes served as nineteenth President of the United States from March 3, 1877 to March 4, 1881. Continue Reading »

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