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Civil War 1861 Time Period Entries

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Thomas Ward Custer

March 15, 1845 – June 25, 1876 Younger brother of General George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Ward Custer was twice awarded the Congressional Medal of … Read more

Tribe of Dan

During the American Civil War many family members fought alongside one another, and it is believed that at least fifteen members of the McCook … Read more

U.S.S. Michigan

Built at Erie, Pennsylvania and commissioned in 1843, the U.S.S. Michigan spent its entire career patrolling the Great Lakes. For most of its term … Read more

Union Medicine

1861–1865 During the American Civil War, the Union had the equivalent of 1,556,678 three-year enlistments, compared with roughly 1,083,000 for the Confederacy. Over 620,000 … Read more

Wade Hampton III

March 28, 1818 – April 11, 1902 A prominent Confederate cavalry officer, Wade Hampton III also served as governor of South Carolina and as … Read more

Washington Peace Conference

1861 Proposed by Virginia and chaired by former U.S. President John Tyler, the Washington Peace Conference was an unsuccessful eleventh-hour attempt to save the … Read more

Western Virginia Campaign

June–October, 1861 Also known as the Rich Mountain Campaign, or simply Operations in Western Virginia, the Western Virginia Campaign was a struggle between Union … Read more

William Babcock Hazen

September 27, 1830 – January 16, 1887 A prominent Union officer, Major General William B. Hazen served in nearly all of the major campaigns … Read more

William Buel Franklin

February 27, 1823 – March 8, 1903 As commander of the 6th and 19th Army Corps, William B. Franklin served the Union in the … Read more

William Clarke Quantrill

July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865 William C. Quantrill was a Confederate irregular whose band of raiders employed guerrilla tactics in the Trans-Mississippi … Read more