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Civil War Leaders

Learn more about the Union and Confederate leaders who defined the Civil War era.

Alexander Hays

Alexander Hays was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, the son of a respected congressman and militia officer Samuel Hays. He first entered Allegheny...

Carl Schurz

A revolutionary, journalist, general, and statesman, Carl Schurz was already a prominent figure in the German-American community when the American...

Robert Rodes

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Robert Emmett Rodes was destined to become a soldier. After following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who...

Daniel McCook, Sr.

Daniel McCook, Sr., was born on June 20, 1798, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and was the son of an Irish Revolutionary who fled to the United States in...

William Dorsey Pender

William Dorsey Pender, known to his friends as “Dorsey,” was born at Pender’s Crossroads in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He was the youngest of...