Category - The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Andre Cailloux: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Andre Calloux is a true unsung hero of the Civil War. A mixed-race African-American who was born into slavery, he gained his freedom with support from his former masters, became a businessman and...

Robert Smalls: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Robert Smalls was an African-American Civil War soldier, politician, businessman, and humanitarian who rescued his family from slavery in one of the most daring escapes of the Civil War. A respected...

John Parke: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

John Parke is an unsung hero of the Civil War because he was present for all of it, a leader in most of it, and commander of the whole Army of the Potomac for a brief part of it. Yet, his work and...

Harriet Tubman: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Harriet Tubman is well-known as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, but not as well-known for her exemplary Civil War service as a nurse, scout, and spy for the Union. Here is her remarkable and...

Curtis King: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

While there were plenty of very young and very old people to be soldiers during the Civil War, only one has the distinction of being the oldest verified mustered soldier. That person is Curtis King...

John Clem: The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

John Clem was the youngest soldier to serve in the Union during the Civil War, becoming a drummer boy at only ten years old. He was also the youngest noncommissioned officer in US military history...

Clara Barton: The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

Clara Barton is best known today as the founder and first president of the American Red Cross. However, she was also a genuine Civil War heroine. Her accomplishments and heroism in the Civil War are...

The Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

When it comes to the Civil War, we all know popular names like Lincoln, Grant, Custer, Lee, Sherman, and more. Most of the most famous names have been commemorated in public spaces across America in...