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Clement Anselm Evans

Born: February 25, 1833, Stewart County, GA Died: July 2, 1911, Atlanta, GA Education: Augusta Law School Battles and wars: American Civil War, Seven Days Battles, MORE Overview A Georgia lawyer and politician, Clement A. Evans became a division commander in the last months of the war. Wounded in the Seven Day Battles, he was back on duty…

Napoleon Bonaparte Buford

Born: January 13, 1807, Woodford County, KY Died: March 28, 1883, Chicago, IL Battles and wars: American Civil War Service/branch: United States Army (Union Army) Allegiance: United States (Union) Siblings: John Buford Education: United States Military Academy, Harvard University Life In spite of a truly military name, the half-brother of Gettysburg hero John Buford held the rank of major general for only…

Jedediah Hotchkiss

Overview A transplanted New Yorker, Jedediah Hotchkiss became the most famous of Confederate topographers. After a tour of Virginia in the late 1840s he settled there and founded an academy. In 1861 he gave up teaching and offered his services as a map maker to General Garnett in western Virginia….

George Armstrong Custer

Born: December 5, 1839, New Rumley, OH Died: June 25, 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT Spouse: Elizabeth Bacon Custer (m. 1864–1876) Place of burial: West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY, Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI Overview Although better known for his Indian fighting, George Custer compiled a creditable record as a cavalry leader in the latter…

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