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Civil War Antebellum Time Period

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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

William Dennison, Jr.

November 23, 1815 – June 15, 1882 William Dennison, Jr., was the twenty-fourth Governor of Ohio, serving from January 9, 1860, through January 13, … Read more

William F. “Baldy” Smith

February 17, 1824–February 28, 1903 Commonly known as “Baldy,” Major General William F. Smith was a prominent officer in both theaters of the American … Read more

William H. Dupree

March 13, 1839–June 22, 1934 William H. Dupree was an African-American Ohioan who served in the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the American Civil … Read more

William H. French

January 13, 1815–May 20, 1881 A career military officer, Major General William French commanded the 3rd Army Corps during the Civil War from July … Read more

William H. Seward–Senate “Higher Law” Speech on the Compromise of 1850 (Transcript)

March 11, 1850 Transcript of William H. Seward's "Higher Law" speech on the Compromise of 1850, delivered on the U.S. Senate floor on March … Read more

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee

May 31, 1837–October 15, 1891 The second son of Robert E. Lee, W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee was a cavalry commander in the Army of Northern … Read more

William Henry Seward

May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872 William Henry Seward was Governor of New York and a United States Senator. He also served as … Read more

William Joseph Hardee

October 12, 1815 – November 6, 1873 William J. Hardee was a prominent Confederate corps commander in the Western Theater of the American Civil … Read more

William Mahone

December 1, 1826 – October 8, 1895 A prominent Confederate officer, Major General William Mahone served in nearly all of the major campaigns and … Read more