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Civil War Politics Entries

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Hugh Judge Jewett

On July 1, 1817, Jewett was born in Deer Creek, Maryland. As a child, his parents enrolled Jewett in the Hopewell Academy, a preparatory … Read more

Jacob Dolson Cox

October 27, 1828 – August 4, 1900 Jacob Cox was a nineteenth century American political and military leader who served as a brigadier general … Read more

James Mitchell Ashley

November 14, 1824 – September 16, 1896 James M. Ashley was a five-term Ohio Congressman and Radical Republican leader who introduced the House proposal … Read more

James Monroe Trotter

February 7, 1842–February 26, 1892 Born on February 7, 1842 (some sources state that he was born on November 8, 1842 or on February … Read more

John Brough

September 17, 1811–August 29, 1865 Born on September 17, 1811, in Marietta, Ohio, John Brough had a difficult childhood. His father died when Brough … Read more

John Cabell Breckinridge

January 16, 1821 – May 17, 1875 U.S. Vice-president John C. Breckinridge was an American political leader who represented Kentucky in the U.S. House … Read more

John Crafts Wright

Born on August 17, 1783, Wright spent most of his youth in Wethersfield, Connecticut, his birth community. He earned a living as a printer … Read more

John R. Bowles

June 13, 1826–September 3, 1864 Born on June 13, 1826, in Lynchburg, Virginia, John R. Bowles eventually moved to Ohio, settling in the vicinity … Read more

Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

December 10, 1861 – May 22, 1865 The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War was a Congressional committee established in 1861 to … Read more

Joshua Reed Giddings

October 6, 1795 – May 27, 1864 Joshua Giddings was a leader in the founding of the Republican Party and an outspoken opponent of … Read more