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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 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

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 McKinley, Jr.

January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901 William McKinley, Jr., was born on January 29, 1843, in Niles, Ohio. He was the seventh of … 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