Entries in Antebellum (Pre-1861)

Gag Rule
The gag rule consisted of a series of changes to the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives that prohibited the introduction of petitions related to slavery between 1836 and 1844. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Hazen, William Babcock
A prominent Union officer, Major General William B. Hazen served in nearly all of the major campaigns in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Heintzelman, Samuel P.
Samuel P. Heintzelman was a prominent Union general in the American Civil War, serving as commander of the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsula and the Northern Virginia Campaigns of 1862. Continue Reading »
Hill, Daniel Harvey
Daniel Harvey Hill (aka D.H. Hill) was a prominent general officer who led Confederate forces in the eastern and western theaters of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hooker, Joseph
Joseph Hooker was a prominent Union officer who commanded the Army of the Potomac from January 26, 1863 to June 28, 1863 during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Howard, Oliver Otis
Major General Oliver O. Howard, a Medal of Honor recipient, commanded Union troops in both the Eastern and Western Theaters of the American Civil War and served as the only commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction. Continue Reading »
Hunter, David
David Hunter was a Union general, who, as commander of the Department of the South, issued General Order Number 11, on May 9, 1862, which declared the slaves in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to be emancipated. President Lincoln quickly rescinded the order. Continue Reading »
Hurlbut, Stephen A.
Stephen A. Hurlbut was a political general who had a checkered career serving in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
John Brown Raiders Monument
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »

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