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Richard H. Anderson Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Richard is of Old German origin and means “powerful leader”. Vital Stats: Birthday: October 7th, 1821 Birth Name: Richard Herron Anderson Birthplace: Sumter County, South Carolina Date of Death: June 26th, 1879...

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John Buford Quick Facts

Name Meaning: John is of Hebrew origin and means “God is gracious”. Vital Stats: Birthday: March 4th, 1826 Birth Name: John Buford, Jr. Birthplace: Woodford County, Kentucky Date of Death: December 16th, 1863 Cause...

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Joshua is of Hebrew origin and means “God is Salvation”. Vital Stats: Birthday: September 28, 1828 Birth Name: Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain (he would eventually reverse his first and middle names) Birthplace: Brewer,...

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Edmund Kirby Smith Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Edmund is of Old English origin and means “wealthy protector”. Vital Stats Birthday: May 16th, 1824 Birth Name: Edmund Kirby Smith (often referred to as Kirby Smith or E. Kirby Smith) Birthplace:...

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Braxton Bragg Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Braxton is of Old English origin and means “Bracca’s town” or “Brock’s Town” Vital Stats Birthday: March 22nd, 1817 Birth Name: Braxton Bragg Birthplace: Warrenton, North Carolina Date of Death: September 27th,...

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Battle of Wilson’s Creek Facts and Trivia

Date: August 10, 1861 Location: Greene and Christian counties in southwest Missouri; about 10 miles southwest of Springfield. Approximate Troop Strength: Union 5400; Confederate 10,200-11,000. Commanders: Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon and Colonel Franz Sigel...

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Nathaniel Lyon Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Nathaniel is of Hebrew origin and means “God has given. Vital Stats Birthday: July 14th, 1818 Birth Name: Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace: Ashford, Connecticut Date of Death: August 10th, 1861 Cause: Killed in...

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Leonidas Polk Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Leonidas is of Greek origin and means “lion”. Vital Stats Birthday: April 10th, 1806 Birth Name: Leonidas Polk Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina Height: About 6 Feet Date of Death: June 14th, 1864...