American Civil War
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Hiram Berdan

Born: September 6, 1824, Phelps, NY Died: March 31, 1893, Washington, D.C. Other work: Inventor Place of burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA Battles and wars: American Civil War Commands helds: 2nd United States Sharpshooters, 1st United States Sharpshooters Overview The guiding force behind the creation of the two regiments of United States Sharpshooters was New York inventor and…

Samuel Bell Maxey

American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States. He was a Major General for the Confederacy in the Civil War and later represented Texas in the U.S. Senate. Early life Samuel was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, to Rice and Lucy (Bell) Maxey. His father was a lawyer, and…

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Legendary Rebel Lies In Remote Grave The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1965 By Thomas E. Turner, Central Texas Bureau Of The News Maysfield, Milam County — The ancient but neat Little River Cemetery is tucked away in a remote section of the eastern Milam County. Nestled between the Brazos…

Jefferson Davis & Varina Howell Davis

Jefferson Davis Born: June 3, 1808, Kentucky Died: December 6, 1889, New Orleans, LA Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis was born June 3, 1808, in that portion of Christian county, Kentucky, which was afterwards set off as Todd county. His grandfather was a colonist from Wales, living…

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