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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 Seward Pierson

William Seward Pierson was born on March 18, 1865 in Durham, Connecticut. He was a graduate of Yale University and eventually moved to Sandusky, … 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 Starke Rosecrans

September 6, 1819–March 11, 1898 William S. Rosecrans was a prominent Union general who, perhaps unfairly, is best remembered for his role during the … 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 Tecumseh Sherman

Celebrated in the North and reviled in the South, Ohioan William Tecumseh Sherman was a prominent Union general during … Read more

William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks

January 28, 1821–July 19, 1870 Ohioan William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Brooks was … 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

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