picture of General Kearny   Life Stories of Civil War Heroes

Gen. Philip Kearny


merica's Civil War was a time of turmoil in our nation, from 1861-1865. During this period, families, friends, and loved ones were separated or parted, and thousands suffered and died. But despite people's hardships and adversities, many persevered. Through their trials they accomplished great and extraordinary deeds that they might never have realized had they not been put to the test. Sadly, for some, their lives would end before they could completely fulfill their dreams.

The lives of a few of the noble and brave are presented here, along with sources that may be of interest for more in-depth study. Tributes to the common soldier, valiant unsung heroes, and veterans are also included—that they will not be forgotten. It is my hope that the spirit of the countless heroic souls who fought or contributed significantly in America's Civil War will live on throughout the ages.


Web Site Contents:

button Biographies and Stories button Portraits of Valor
  Philip Kearny   Thomas Buchanan Read
  Joshua L. Chamberlain   Edmund Clarence Stedman
  Robert Gould Shaw   Paul Laurence Dunbar
  Clara Barton   Francis Miles Finch
  Charles Hopkins   Clara Barton
  Henry Lee Higginson   Henry Timrod
      Walt Whitman
button Life of the Common Soldier   Margaret Junkin Preston
  Daniel Crotty    
  Sam Watkins button Remembering Our Civil War Veterans
  Dutch Hoffmann (modern writer)   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
      Charles Hopkins
button Pages from My Civil War Journal   Joshua Chamberlain
  Robert E. Lee   Brian Pohanka (historian)
  Abraham Lincoln   Hiram Duryea
  Jefferson Davis   Abraham Lincoln
  Ulysses S. Grant    
  Vinnie Ream button Another Look at the Civil War
  Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson   ...and more inside. Click on a link below....

The Soul of an Idealistic, Noble Soldier: A memorial tribute to Brian C. Pohanka (1955-2005), Civil War historian and site contributor.

Acknowledgments | Biographies | Common Soldier | Journal | Links | List | Look | Valor | Veterans

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