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Despite his distinguished military service, neither Thomas Chester nor his black soldiers were honored alongside the Union Army in Washington, DC. Fortunately, he was from Pennsylvania, and his achievements did not go unnoticed.
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Clearly, this would be no ordinary war. Determined to help the Union cause, Nicholas Biddle traveled with his local militia on their way to Washington, DC. But first they had to get through Baltimore -- and an angry mob armed with bricks.
John Burns fought with distinction in the battle of Gettysburg, survived multiple bullet wounds, and was honored by President Lincoln for his heroism. He was 69 years old.
Levi Duff's hatred for slavery has been preserved for the ages – thanks to his passionate love for his wife. Find out what we’ve learned from the love letters he sent from the battlefield.
As a wounded war veteran, James Addams Beaver distinguished himself just as he had on the battlefield: with passion, dedication, and more than a little pride.
In his 53 years, John White Geary accomplished more than most men even have time to think about. Learn about the distinguished political and military career of a true overachiever.
As commander of Pennsylvania’s Bucktail Regiment, Hugh McNeil led one of the war’s most well-known and respected companies. Learn about his inspiring career, and its legendary end.
Journalist. Writer. Abolitionist. Academic. Oh yes, and the highest ranking African American officer during the Civil War—Martin Delany broke down racial barriers.
Not even a bullet to the ankle or her thieving husband and his soldier friends would keep this determined woman off the battlefield. Learn how Marie Tepe earned the nickname “French Mary.”
One of the bravest soldiers of the U.S. Colored Troops, Alexander Kelly earned the military's highest decoration for not letting the Union flag fall.
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