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Civil War Antebellum Time Period Entries

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William Marshall Anderson

June 24, 1807–January 7, 1881 Born on June 24, 1807 near Louisville, Kentucky, William Marshall Anderson spent his youth in Kentucky. Anderson's father, Colonel … Read more

William Nelson

September 27, 1824 – September 29, 1862 Murdered by fellow Union General Jefferson C. Davis in 1862, William "Bull" Nelson simultaneously served as a … Read more

William Selby Harney

August 22, 1800 – May 9, 1889 Co-author of the Price-Harney Agreement, Brigadier-General William S. Harney was a forty-five-year veteran of the United States … Read more

William Sooy Smith

July 22, 1830 – March 4, 1916 A native of Tarlton, Ohio, Brigadier General William Sooy Smith served in many of the Western Theater's … Read more

William Stedman

November 26, 1815 – July 6, 1869 William Stedman was a commander of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment who also served in the … Read more

William Thomas Magruder

1820s – July 3, 1863 Captain William Thomas Magruder was one of four graduates of the United States Military Academy to resign his commission … Read more

William Wing Loring

December 4, 1818 – December 30, 1886 William W. Loring was a career soldier who served as an officer with the U.S. Army during … Read more

Wilmot Proviso

1846 Introduced by Congressman David Wilmot, but never enacted, the Wilmot Proviso would have banned the spread of slavery into territories Mexico ceded to … Read more

Wilson Shannon

February 24, 1802 – August 30, 1877 Fourteenth and sixteenth Governor of Ohio, Wilson Shannon also served as the second Governor of the Kansas … Read more

Winfield Scott

June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866 Commander of all Federal forces at the beginning of the American Civil War, Lieutenant General Winfield Scott … Read more