Entries in Reconstruction (1866-)

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 »
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 »
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 »
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, 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 »
McCook, George Wythe
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," former Ohio Attorney General George W. McCook was one of the first four brigade commanders of Ohio volunteers during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Henry Christopher
Henry Christopher McCook was a member of the “Fighting McCooks,” fifteen family members who served the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, John James (Lawyer)
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Captain John James McCook participated in the Battles of Perryville, Stones River, and Chickamauga, as well as the Tullahoma, Chattanooga, and Wilderness Campaigns during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, John James (Physician)
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," John James McCook served as a surgeon for the Union army during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, John James (Professor)
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Second Lieutenant John James McCook served briefly in Company D of the 1st (West) Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Roderick Sheldon
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks" and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Lieutenant Roderick Sheldon McCook served as a officer with the U.S. Navy during and after the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McKinley, William, Jr.
William McKinley, Jr., was born on January 29, 1843, in Niles, Ohio. He was the seventh of nine children of William McKinley, Sr., and Nancy Allison McKinley. Continue Reading »
Meade, George Gordon
Victorious commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Major General George G. Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac throughout the Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, Overland, Petersburg, and Appomattox Campaigns. Continue Reading »
Meade, Richard Kidder
A lieutenant in the Union army and later a major in the Confederate army, Richard K. Meade was one of four graduates of the U.S. Military Academy who initially fought for the Union before switching sides during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home
In 1869, the Grand Army of the Republic proposed the formation of and began to construct the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home to provide for children orphaned when their father died during the American Civil War. The State of Ohio assumed control of the institution in 1870 and eventually permitted children orphaned as a result of any military conflict to reside at the home. Continue Reading »
Olds, Edson Baldwin
Edson B. Olds was a Copperhead leader and three-term U.S. Congressman from Ohio. In 1862, federal officials arrested and imprisoned Olds for disloyalty. Continue Reading »
Opdycke, Emerson
A prominent Union general officer, Ohioan Emerson Opdycke played significant roles at the Battle of Chattanooga and the Battle of Franklin. Continue Reading »

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