Entries in Reconstruction (1866-)

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 »
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 »
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 President Lincoln quickly rescinded the order.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 »
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 »
Johnson, Bushrod Rust
Ohio born Bushrod Rust Johnson was a major general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Johnson commanded troops during many of the major battles in the Eastern and Western Theaters of the war. Continue Reading »
Johnston, Joseph E.
Joseph Eggleston Johnston was a Confederate military leader during the American Civil War, who received both criticism and praise for his defensive tactics during the Peninsula and Atlanta Campaigns. Continue Reading »
Joint Committee on Reconstruction
Created by the Thirty-ninth U.S. Congress, the Joint Committee on Reconstruction markedly altered the course of Reconstruction after the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Kautz, August Valentine
A prominent cavalry officer, Ohioan August Kautz served in the Union military in the Eastern and Western Theaters during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Keyes, Erasmus D.
A prominent Union general officer, Erasmus D. Keyes was one of the original five corps commanders of the Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
Kidwell, Newton Jasper
Captured for the final time in 1919, fifty-four years after the American Civil War ended, Ohioan Newton Jasper Kidwell was possibly the last Confederate soldier taken prisoner by Union soldiers. Continue Reading »
Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson
A prominent Union cavalry officer, Major General Judson Kilpatrick served extensively in the eastern and western theaters of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Kimmel, Manning Marius
Manning M. Kimmel was one of four West Point graduates to fight initially for the Union during the American Civil War before switching sides. 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 »
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 »

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