Entries in Civil War (1862)

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 »
Hatchie's Bridge, Battle of
The Battle of Hatchie Bridge, also known as the Battle of Davis’s Bridge and the Battle of Matamora, took place in Hardeman County and McNairy County, Tennessee on October 5, 1862. 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 »
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 »
Herron, Francis J.
Major General Francis J. Herron was a prominent Union officer who served in the Western Theater of the American Civil War and commanded the Army of the Frontier in 1863. Continue Reading »
Hickenlooper's Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. 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 »
Hoffman Battalion
During the American Civil War, originally known as the Hoffman Battalion, the 128th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry was formed between January 8 and January 15, 1864 at Johnson’s Island, near Sandusky, Ohio, and Camp Taylor, near Cleveland, Ohio. Continue Reading »
Hoffman’s Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. 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 »
Irish Brigade
Composed mostly of Irishmen from New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, including eleven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, the Irish Brigade suffered the third-highest number of battlefield casualties of any Union brigade during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Iron Brigade
Composed of regiments from Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan, the Iron Brigade sacrificed proportionally more in terms of human life than any other Union brigade during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Iuka, Battle of
Fought on September 19, 1862, the Battle of Iuka was an engagement between Union Major General William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Mississippi and Confederate Major General Sterling Price's Army of the West. Continue Reading »
Johnson's Island
During the American Civil War, the Union military established a prison for Confederate officers on Johnson's Island in Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie. Completed in April 1862, the prison remained in operation until September 1865, when federal officials sold the land to local residents. Continue Reading »
Johnson, Andrew
Born into poverty, Andrew Johnson rose to become the seventeenth President of the United States in 1865. Although acquitted in his trial before the U.S. Senate, Johnson remains one of only two presidents ever impeached by the House of Representatives. Continue Reading »

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