People of the Civil War

Union and Confederate Generals by Kurz & Allison

Union and Confederate Generals by Kurz & Allison

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
— Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863, The Gettysburg Address


William "Bloody Bill" Anderson

William “Bloody Bill” Anderson

William “Bloody Bill” Anderson

Mary Bickerdyke – A Civil War Hero

John Wilkes Booth – Actor to Assassin

Braxton Bragg – Confederate General

Mary Bowser – Union Spy

A Boy Soldier in the Civil War

John Brown – Crusading Against Slavery

Combatants of the Civil War

George Armstrong Custer – Dying at the Little Bighorn

Jefferson Davis – President of the Confederate States of America

Deadlier Than the Male – Female Spies During the Civil War

Grenville M. Dodge

Grenville M. Dodge

Grenville M. Dodge – Distinguished Officer

Jubal A. Early – Confederate General

Richard Stoddert Ewell – Confederate General

Nathan Bedford Forrest – Confederate General

Galvanized Yankees

Ulysses S. Grant – Civil War Hero and 18th President

General Grant and The Vicksburg Campaign

Nathanael Greene – Union General

The Guilty Deserter

General H.W. Halleck

General H.W. Halleck

Henry W. Halleck – Union General

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson – Confederate General

Stonewall Jackson’s Arm

Albert Sidney Johnston – Confederate General

James Henry Lane, aka: “The Grim Chieftain,” Bloody Jim

Robert E. Lee – Celebrated General of the South

Abraham Lincoln – Standing As a Hero

George Brinton McClellan – Union General

Nelson Appleton Miles – Union General

John Clifford Pemberton – Confederate General

Colonel Sterling Price

Colonel Sterling Price

Sterling “Old Pap” Price – Confederate General

William C. Quantrill – Renegade Leader of the Kansas-Missouri Border War

William S. “Old Rosy” Rosecrans – Union General

Philip Henry Sheridan – Hero and Tyrant

William Tecumseh Sherman – Union General

James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart – Confederate General

Alfred Howe Terry – Union General

Harriet Tubman – Moses of the Underground Railroad

Earl Van Dorn – A Casualty of the Civil War

Elizabeth Van Lew – Union Spy

Stand Watie – Native American General

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman – Fighting in the War

Mary E. Walker – Brave Surgeon of the Civil War


Conquered Banner of the Confederacy

Conquered Banner of the Confederacy.

. . . I had a vision . . . I saw white spirits and black spirits
engaged in battle, and the sun was darkened – the thunder rolled in the Heavens, and blood flowed in streams – and I heard a voice saying, “. . . such you are called to see and let it come rough or smooth, you must surely bear it.”

Nat Turner, an enslaved man

Also See:

African American History in the United States

The Civil War

Military People Photo Gallery

Soldiers & Officers in American History

Who’s Who in American History