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Langdon, Elisha Bassett
Born on February 24, 1827 (sometimes incorrectly reported as February 27), Langdon spent his youth on his family's farm near Linwood, Ohio. Langdon's father, Reverend Oliver Langdon, died in September 1828. Continue Reading »
Lee, Fitzhugh
A nephew of Robert E. Lee and a Confederate major general, Fitzhugh Lee served one term as governor of Virginia before commanding U.S. troops as a brigadier general during the Spanish-American War. Continue Reading »
Lee, Robert E.
Robert E. Lee was a prominent Confederate army officer who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia throughout most of the Civil War and who also served as General-in-Chief of Confederate forces near the end of the conflict. Continue Reading »
Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh
The second son of Robert E. Lee, W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee was a cavalry commander in the Army of Northern Virginia who later served in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 50th to the 52nd Congresses from March 4, 1887, until his death on October 15, 1891. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
Logan, John Alexander
Often referred to as "Black Jack" by his men, Major General John A. Logan rose from a volunteer with the Illinois Infantry in 1861, to command the Union Army of the Tennessee by the end of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Longstreet, James
Lieutenant General James Longstreet was one of Robert E. Lee's most trusted subordinates. However, his action -- or inaction -- at the Battle of Gettysburg created controversy that tarnished his military legacy in the eyes of many Southerners. Continue Reading »
Loring, William Wing
William W. Loring was a career soldier who served as an officer with the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War, as a major general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and for ten years as an officer in the Egyptian Army. Continue Reading »
Lyon, Nathaniel
Infamous for his quick temper, Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon was killed during the Battle of Wilson's Creek, on August 9, 1861, making him the first Union general to die in combat during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Magruder, William Thomas
Captain William Thomas Magruder was one of four graduates of the United States Military Academy to resign his commission in the U.S. Army and join the Confederate Army after fighting for the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Mahone, William
A prominent Confederate officer, Major General William Mahone served in nearly all of the major campaigns and battles in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Maxwell, Obediah Craig
Maxwell was born on February 7, 1837 in Franklin, Ohio. Little is known about his youth, but on April 17, 1861, at twenty-four years of age, he enlisted in Company F of the Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Continue Reading »
McClellan, George B.
During the American Civil War, George Brinton McClellan twice served as the commanding general of the Army of the Potomac and briefly as the general-in-chief of all Union armies. Continue Reading »
McClernand, John Alexander
John A. McClernand was an American lawyer, Democratic politician, and Union general who Ulysses S. Grant relieved as commander of the Army of Tennessee prior to the surrender of Vicksburg. Continue Reading »
McCook, Alexander McDowell
Major General Alexander McDowell McCook, who served as a divisional and a corps commander with the Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumberland, was a member of the “Fighting McCooks,” fifteen family members who served the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Anson George
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Brevet Brigadier General Anson McCook participated in the Battle of Bull Run I, took part in many of the major battles and campaigns in the western theater, and served with Major General Philip Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Charles Morris
Private Charles M. McCook died from a wound received at the Battle of Bull Run I, making him the first member of the famed "Fighting McCook's" to die during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Daniel
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," sixty-five-year-old Daniel McCook was mortally wounded during the Battle of Buffington Island on July 19, 1863; he died two days later, on July 21. Continue Reading »
McCook, Edward Moody
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Brigadier General Edward M. McCook participaed in the Battles of Shiloh, Perryville, Chickamauga, Brown’s Mill, and Selma during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Edwin Stanton
Edwin Stanton McCook was a member of the “Fighting McCooks,” fifteen family members who served the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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