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|General Ambrose E. Burnside and Staff
General Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881)
Union General from Indiana. As commander of the Army of the Ohio in 1863, he succeeded in the capture of Morgan's Raiders and the siege of Knoxville. After the war he was successful in engineering and managerial work with several railroads. He was elected Governor of Rhode Island and re-elected twice.
|Indian Mound near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sherman's march start
On November 15, 1864 he destroyed the military resources of Atlanta and started with 20 days' rations for Savannah with a force of 62,000 men. This would come to be known as the infamous "March to the Sea."
|Officers of the 69th New York, at Fort Corcoran, VA
The 69th N.Y. (Irish Brigade) was organized in September 1861. At Antietam eight regimental color bearers were shot down.
|Second Maine Infantry on parade|
|General Winfield Scott and Staff
General Winfield Scott (1786-1866)
Union General from Virginia. A hero of the War with Mexico and the War of 1812, he became General in Chief of the Army in 1841 and remained in that position when the Civil War began.
|Bvt. Brig. General William Cogswell and Staff
General William Cogswell (1838-1885)
Union officer from Massachusetts. After the war he became a prominent lawyer and politician.
|General George B. McClellan and Staff
General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)
Union General from Pennsylvania. McClellan proved to be a brilliant military organizer, administrator and trainer of men. However, after Antietam when McClellan delayed in pursuing Lee, Lincoln lost patience and ordered Burnside to take command of the Army of the Potomac. After the war he was chief engineer of the New York City Department of Docks and Governor of New Jersey.
|Confederate dead behind stone wall|
|Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy
Jefferson Davis (1808-1889)
Davis was born in Kentucky, graduated from West Point and was the only president of the Confederacy. His first wife was Zachary Taylor's daughter. After the war he was captured (May 10, 1865) in Irwinsville, Georgia and was held for two years at Fort Monroe. He was never brought to trial and was finally released on bail. He lived out his remaining years in Mississippi.
|Effect of a 32 pound shell from the 2nd Mass, Fredericksburg, VA|