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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 »

Union General Irvin McDowell

McDowell, Irvin

Ohio native, Irvin McDowell was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War. He commanded the Army of Northeastern Virginia during the Battle of Bull Run I and was relieved of his command after this Union defeat. As a corps commander in the Army of Virginia, he later received much of the blame for the Federal defeat at the Battle of Bull Run II. Continue Reading »

Union General Philip Sheridan

Sheridan, Philip Henry

Philip Henry Sheridan was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War and a career army officer, who rose to the position of general-in-chief of the United States Army before his death in 1888. Despite his successful career, Continue Reading »

Union General William T. Sherman

Sherman, William Tecumseh

Celebrated in the North and reviled in the South, Ohioan William Tecumseh Sherman was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War. An accomplished soldier and able leader, Sherman is best remembered for warring against civilians during the Savannah and Carolina campaigns, which left a swath of destruction across the South during the latter part of the war. Continue Reading »

Congressional Medal of Honor winner Wager Swayne

Swayne, Wager

Ohioan Wager Swayne was a Congressional Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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