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Compiled from records which have been diligently studied over the centuries, AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH LIBRARY is the foremost comprehensive on-line source for research and authentication of manuscripts from all fields of human endeavor. Pricing and valuation information is not provided, nor are any of the illustrated items available for sale. As a scholarly work in progress, recently discovered exemplars are being added regularly.
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ABBOT, HOWARD S. (1843-?) Union Lieutenant – 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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ABBOTT & COSTELLO American Comedy Duo

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ABBOTT, AMOS (1786-1868) U.S. Congressman – Massachusetts – 1843-49; A Founder of the Boston & Portland Railway

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ABBOTT, JOSEPH C. (1825-81) Brevetted Union Brigadier General for the Capture of Fort Fisher; Union Colonel – 7th New Hampshire Infantry

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ABBOTT, LYMAN J. (1835-1922) American Congregationalist Theologian, Editor, and Author

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ABBOTT, RHODA MARY (1873-1946) Only surviving female passenger who went down with the RMS Titanic

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ABEL, ORAMEL H. (1834-1904) Union Lieutenant - 114th Illinois Infantry; City Clerk of Springfield, Illinois

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ABERCROMBIE, LASCELLES (1881-1938) English Poet & Critic

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ACOSTA, JOSEPH (Josι) de (1539 or 1540-1600) Spanish Jesuit Missionary & Naturalist in Latin America

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ADAMS, ABIGAIL (1744-1818) U.S. First Lady – 1797-1801; Wife of U.S. President John Adams

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ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, III (1866-1954) U.S. Navy Secretary – 1929-33; Grandson of John Quincy Adams; Great-Grandson of John Adams

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ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, JR. (1835-1915) American Author & Historian; Union Brevet Brigadier General & Colonel – 5th Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War

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Son of Charles Francis Adams; Grandson of John Quincy Adams; Great-Grandson of John Adams

 

ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, SR. (1807-86) American Author & Diplomat; U.S. Representative – Massachusetts – 1859-61; Appointed U.S. Minister to England by President Lincoln – 1861-68; Son of President John Quincy Adams; Grandson of President John Adams

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ADAMS, CHARLES HENRY (1824-1902) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1875-77; First Mayor of Cohoes, New York – 1870-72

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ADAMS, GEORGE WASHINGTON (1801-29) American Attorney & Politician; Eldest Son of President John Quincy Adams

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ADAMS, JOHN (1735-1826) Second U.S. President – 1797-1801; U.S. Vice President – 1789-97; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Delegate to the Continental Congress – 1774-78

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ADAMS, JOHN (1825-64) Confederate Brigadier General – Tennessee; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee – November 30, 1864

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY (1767-1848) Sixth U.S. President - 1825-29; U.S. Secretary of State 1817-25; U.S. Senator – Massachusetts – 1803-08; U.S. Representative – Massachusetts – 1831-48

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ADAMS, LLEWELYN SHERMAN (1899-1986) White House Chief of Staff for President Dwight D. Eisenhower – 1953-58; Governor of New Hampshire – 1949-53; U.S. Representative – New Hampshire – 1945-47

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ADAMS, LOUISA CATHERINE (1775-1852) U.S. First Lady – 1825-29; Wife of U.S. President John Quincy Adams

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ADAMS, SAMUEL (1722-1803) American Statesman & Founding Father; Governor of Massachusetts - 1794-97

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ADAMS, STEPHEN (1807-57) U.S. Senator – Mississippi – 1852-57

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ADAMS, WILLIAM HERBERT (1861-1954) Governor of Colorado – 1927-33

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ADAMS, WILLIAM WIRT (1819-88) Confederate Brigadier General

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ADANSON, MICHEL (1727-1806) French Botanist & Naturalist

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ADDAMS, JANE (1860-1935) American Social Reformer & Feminist; Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize - 1931

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ADDISON, JOSEPH (1672-1719) English Essayist & Politician

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ADE, GEORGE (1866-1944) American Writer & Newspaper Columnist

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ADENAUER, KONRAD (1876-1967) German Statesman; First Chancellor of West Germany – 1949-63

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ADLER, ALFRED W. (1870-1937) Austrian Medical Doctor and Psychotherapist

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ADLER, LARRY (1914-2001) American Musician

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ADOLPHUS, GUSTAVUS (1594-1632) King of Sweden - 1611-32

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ADRIAN VI (1459-1523) Dutch-Born Pope - 1522-23

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AFFRE, DENYS AUGUSTE (1793-1848) Archbishop of Paris – 1840-48

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AGASSIZ, JEAN LOUIS (1807-73) Swiss-Born Biologist & Geologist

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AGUESSEAU, HENRI FRANCOIS D’ (1668-1751) Chancellor of France, three times from 1717-50

# aguesseauhenrifrancoisd
 

ALBERT (1819-1861) Prince Consort of the United Kingdom & Husband of Queen Victoria – 1840-61

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ALBERT OF BRANDENBURG (1490-1545) German Cardinal & Elector; Archbishop of Mainz – 1514-45; Archbishop of Magdeburg – 1513-45

# albertofbrandenburg
 

ALBRIGHT, FONTAINE E. (1845-?) Prominent Attorney in Cairo & Murphysboro, Illinois

# albrightfontainee
 

ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY (1832-88) American Novelist & Poet

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ALDEN, ALONZO (1834-1900) Union Brevet Brigadier General

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ALDRICH, THOMAS BAILEY (1836-1907) American Author & Editor

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ALEMBERT, JEAN-BAPTISTE le ROND d’ (1717-83) French Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, and Music Theorist

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ALEXANDER I (1777-1825) Emperor of Russia – 1801-25

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ALEXANDER II (1818-81) Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and Grand Duke of Finland – 1855-81; Emancipated the Serfs in 1861; Sold Alaska to the United States in 1867; Assassinated in St. Petersburg on March 13, 1881

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ALEXANDER III (circa 1100-1181) Italian-Born Pope – 1159-81

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ALEXANDER IV (circa 1185 or 1199-1261) Italian-born Pope – 1254-61

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ALEXANDER VI (1431-1503) Spanish-born Pope – 1492-1503

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ALEXANDER, ANDREW JONATHAN (1833-87) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Captain – 3rd U.S. Cavalry; Brevetted for Gallantry at the Cavalry Engagements at Ebenezer Church, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia

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ALEXANDER, BARTON S. (1819-78) Union Brevet Brigadier General

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ALEXANDER, EDWARD PORTER (1835-1910) Confederate Brigadier General

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ALEXANDER, JEDIAH FRANKLIN (1827-?) Officer in the St. Louis & Southeastern Railway; Resident of Greenville, Illinois

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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM, LORD STIRLING (1726-83) American Revolutionary War, Major General in the Continental Army

# alexanderwilliam
 

ALEXANDRA OF DENMARK (1844-1925) Queen Consort of the United Kingdom - 1901-10; Wife of Edward VII

# alexandraofdenmark
 

ALFIERI, VITTORIO (1749-1803) Italian Dramatist & Poet

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ALGER, HORATIO, JR. (1832-99) American Writer

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ALGER, RUSSELL A. (1836-1907) Union Brevet Major General; Colonel - 5th Michigan Cavalry; Governor of Michigan – 1885-87; U.S. Secretary of War - 1897-99; U.S. Senator – Michigan – 1902-07

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ALLEN, ETHAN (1737-89) American Revolutionary War – Colonel in the Continental Army & Major General of Vermont Militia

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ALLEN, HENRY W. (1820-66) Confederate Brigadier General; Confederate Governor of Louisiana – 1864-65

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ALLEN, IRA (1751-1814) A Founder of the State of Vermont; Leader of the Green Mountain Boys; Younger brother of Ethan Allen

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ALLEN, IRA WILDER (1827-?) Prominent Educator in Chicago, Illinois

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ALLEN, JONATHAN ADAMS (1825-?) Prominent Physician & Educator in Chicago, Illinois; Official Surgeon-in-Chief of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Company

# allenjonathanadams
 

ALLEN, WILLIAM WIRT (1835-94) Confederate Major General - Alabama

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ALLEN, WILLIS (1806-59) U.S. Representative – Illinois – 1851-55

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ALLENBY, EDMUND H.H. (1861-1936) British Field Marshal

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ALLISON, ABRAHAM K. (1814-93) Confederate State Senator – Florida - 1862-64; Captain of the Franklin Rifles during the Seminole War; U.S. Representative – Florida - 1845, 1847, and 1852; Governor of Confederate Florida - 1865

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ALLYN, ROBERT (1817-94) President of the Southern Illinois Normal University in Carbondale, Illinois

# allynrobert
 

ALTMAN, BENJAMIN (1840-1913) New York City Department Store Owner & Art Collector

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AMBLER, JACOB A. (1829-1906) U.S. Congressman - Ohio - 1869-73

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AMBOISE, GEORGES d' (1460-1510) French Roman Catholic Cardinal & Minister of State

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AMDAHL, BJARNE F. (1903-68) Norwegian Pianist, Composer, and Orchestra Conductor

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AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY

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AMES, ADELBERT (1835-1933) Union Brigadier General – Maine; U.S. Senator – Mississippi – 1870-74; Governor of Mississippi – 1868-70 & 1874-76

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AMES, MARY CLEMMER/MRS. EDMUND HUDSON (1839-84) American Author & Journalist – Known for Her “Woman’s Letter from Washington”

# clemmermaryclemmer
 

AMES, MINER THOMAS (1839-90) Prominent Businessman in Chicago, Illinois; Buried in Graceland Cemetery

# amesminerthomas
 

AMHERST, JEFFERY (1717-97) British Army Field Marshal; Commander-in-Chief of British Forces in North America – 1758-63 - during the Seven Years' War

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AMMEN, DANIEL (1820-98) U.S. Rear Admiral; Union Naval Officer

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AMPERE, ANDRE-MARIE (1775-1836) French Physicist, founded and named the science of Electrodynamics

# ampeream
 

AMYOT, JACQUES (1513-93), French Renaissance Writer & Translator

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ANCONA, SYDENHAM ELNATHAN (1824-1913) U.S. Representative - Pennsylvania – 1861-67

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ANCRUM, JOHN LAWRENCE (1839-1900) Confederate Navy Surgeon

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ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN (1805-75) Danish Author

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ANDERSON, JAMES PATTON (1822-72) Confederate Major General - Florida

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ANDERSON, JOSEPH H. (1800-70) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1843-47

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ANDERSON, JOSEPH REID (1813-92) Confederate Brigadier General – Virginia; Superintendent of the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia

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ANDERSON, MARIAN (1897-1993) African-American Contralto

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ANDERSON, RICHARD CLOUGH, SR. (1750–1826) American Revolutionary War – Lieutenant Colonel in the Virginia Militia; Father of Robert Anderson, Union commander at Fort Sumter during the opening engagement of the Civil War

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ANDERSON, RICHARD HERON (1821-79) Confederate Lieutenant General - South Carolina

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ANDERSON, ROBERT (1805-71) Union Brigadier General – Kentucky; Defender of Fort Sumter in the opening engagement of the American Civil War

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ANDERSON, ROBERT HOUSTOUN (1835-88) Confederate Brigadier General - Georgia

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ANDERSON, WILLIAM BLACK (1830-1901) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Colonel of the 60th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

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ANDRE, JOHN (1750- 80) American Revolutionary War, Major in the British Army; Hanged as a spy by the Continental Army for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British

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ANDREW, JOHN A. (1818-67) Governor of Massachusetts – 1861-66, instrumental in enlisting some of the first units of Colored Troops for the Union, including the 54th Massachusetts Infantry

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ANDREWS, GEORGE LIPPITT (1828-1920) U.S. Army Officer – Brevetted Lieutenant Colonel & Colonel in the 17th U.S. Infantry for gallantry at the Battles of Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville

# andrewsgeorgelippitt
 

ANNE (1665-1714) Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland – 1702-07; Queen of Great Britain – 1707-14

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ANNE OF FRANCE (1461-1522) French Princess, eldest daughter of King Louis XI; Served as Queen Regent – 1483-91 - during the minority of her brother, Charles VIII

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ANTHONY, HENRY B. (1815-84) U.S. Senator – Rhode Island – 1859-84; Governor of Rhode Island – 1849-51

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ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906) American Social Reformer

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ANTIETAM PAROLE

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ANTIN, DUKE OF, Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin (1664-1736) French Nobleman

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ANTOINETTE, MARIE (1755-93) Queen of France – 1774-92; Executed by guillotine in Paris on October 16, 1793

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ANVILLE, JEAN-BAPTISTE BOURGUIGNON d’ (1697-1782) French Geographer and Cartographer

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APPLETON, JOHN (1815-64) U.S. Congressman – Maine – 1853-55; Assistant U.S. Secretary of State – 1857-60

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APPLETON, WILLIAM (1786-1862) Civil War U.S. Congressman – Massachusetts - 1861

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ARBOS, ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ (1863-1939) Spanish Violinist, Composer, and Conductor

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ARBUTHNOT, MARIOT (1711-94) British Admiral during the American Revolutionary War

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ARCHBOLD, JOHN D. (1848-1916) American Financier; Co-founder of Standard Oil Company

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ARCHER, JAMES J. (1817-64) Confederate Brigadier General - Texas

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ARCHER, WILLIAM (1856-1924) Scottish Writer & Theatre Critic

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ARISTA, MARIANO (1802-55) Mexican Army Commander during the Mexican-American War – 1846-48; President of Mexico – 1851-53

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ARLISS, GEORGE (1868-1946) English Actor, Author, Playwright, and Filmmaker, the first British actor to win an Academy Award

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ARMISTEAD, LEWIS A. (1817-63) Confederate Brigadier General – Virginia; Mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863

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ARMSTRONG, FRANK C. (1835-1909) Confederate Brigadier General – Indian Territory; U.S. Indian Inspector – 1885-89; Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs – 1893-95

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ARMSTRONG, LOUIS (1901-71) American Jazz Trumpeter and Vocalist

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ARMSTRONG, NEIL ALDEN (1930-2012) American Astronaut; First man to walk on the Moon

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ARNAUD, FRANCOIS-THOMAS-MARIE de BACULARD d’ (1718-1805) French Writer & Playwright

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ARNAULD, ANTOINE (1560-1619) French Attorney & Politician; Counsellor of State under Henry IV

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ARNOLD, BENEDICT (1741-1801) American Revolutionary War, Major General in the Continental Army; Defected to the British in 1780

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ARNOLD, MATTHEW (1833-88) British Author & Poet

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ARTHUR III, ARTHUR de RICHEMONT (1393-1458) Duke of Brittany – 1457-58

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ARTHUR, CHESTER A. (1830-86) Twenty-First U.S. President - 1881-85; U.S. Vice President – 1881; Civil War Quartermaster General of New York

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ASHBY, TURNER (1828-62) Confederate Brigadier General – Virginia; Killed-in-Action near Harrisonburg, Virginia – June 6, 1862

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ASHLEY, JAMES MITCHELL (1824-96) Abolitionist U.S. Congressman – 1859-69; Governor of the Montana Territory – 1869-70

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ASHMUN, GEORGE (1804-70) U.S. Congressman – Massachusetts – 1845-51; President of the 1860 Republican National Convention at Chicago; Director of the Union Pacific Railroad Company

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Met with President Lincoln at the Executive Mansion on the evening of April 14, 1865, shortly before he departed for Ford’s Theater

 

ASTOR, JOHN JACOB (1763-1848) German-Born American Merchant, Fur Trader & Investor

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ASTRONAUTS

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ASTRONAUTS - APOLLO 11

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ASTRONAUTS - APOLLO 13

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ASTRONAUTS - APOLLO 9

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ASTRONAUTS - MERCURY

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ATCHISON, DAVID RICE (1807-1886) U.S. President – March 4, 1849 - as President-elect Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn-in on a Sunday; U.S. Senator – Missouri – 1843-55; Confederate State Militia Officer

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ATKINSON, ARCHIBALD (1792-1872) Served in the War of 1812; U.S. Congressman – Virginia – 1843-49

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AUDEN, WYNSTAN HUGH (1907-73) British-American Poet

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES (1785-1851) Haitian-Born American Ornithologist, Naturalist & Painter; Published the “Birds of America,” 1827-38

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AUGUSTUS II (1670-1733) King of Poland - 1697-1706 & 1709-33

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AUGUSTUS III (1696-1763) King of Poland - 1733-63

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AUSTEN, JANE (1775-1817) English Novelist; Author of “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Emma”

# austenjane
 

AUSTIN, HENRY SEYMOUR (1811-91) Prominent Attorney in Peoria and Chicago, Illinois; Agent for the Des Moines Land Company in the 1830s, instrumental in establishing the towns of Montrose and Keokuk, Iowa

# austinhenryseymour
 

AUSTIN, STEPHEN F. (1793-1836) Leader in the Texas Revolution; Texas Secretary of State – 1836

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AVERELL, ALBERT JAMES (1823-96) Steamboat Captain in California during the Gold Rush; Prominent Land Speculator in Chicago, Illinois

# averellalbertjames
 

AVERETT, THOMAS H. (1800-55) Served as a Drummer Boy in the War of 1812; U.S. Congressman – Virginia – 1849-53

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AXTELL, SAMUEL BEACH (1819-91) U.S. Congressman – California – 1867-71; Governor of the New Mexico Territory – 1875-78

# axtellsb
 

AYER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1825-1903) Prominent Attorney & Chicago, Illinois Corporation Counsel – 1861-65; Burial in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

# ayerbenjaminfranklin
 

AYRES, ROMEYN B. (1825-88) Union Brigadier General – New York

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BABBITT, EDWIN B. (1804-81) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Chief Quartermaster – Department of the Pacific

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BABCOCK, LEANDER (1811-64) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1851-53; Mayor of Oswego, New York – 1850-51

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BABCOCK, ORVILLE E. (1835-1884) Union Brevet Brigadier General, during the American Civil War; Personal Secretary to President Ulysses S. Grant – 1869-76

# babcocko
 

BACH, CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL (1714-88) German Musician & Composer; Son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach

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BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN (1685-1750) German Composer & Musician

# bachjs
 

BACHE, ALEXANDER D. (1806-67) First President – National Academy of Sciences – 1863-67; Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey – 1843-67; A Founder of the Smithsonian Institution; Great-Grandson of Benjamin Franklin

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BADEAU, ADAM (1831-95) Union Brevet Brigadier General – New York; Served as Staff Officer to General Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War, later as Private Secretary to President Grant

# badeaua
 

BADEN-POWELL, ROBERT (1857-1941) Lieutenant General in the British Army; Veteran of the Boer War; Founder of the Boy Scouts

# badenpowellrobert
 

BADER, DOUGLAS (1910-82) British Officer in the Royal Air Force during World War II

# baderdouglas
 

BAGBY, ARTHUR PENDLETON (1833-1921) Confederate Brigadier General - Texas

# bagbyap
 

BAGBY, WILLIAM SLEIGHTON (?-1862) Confederate Private – Company B, 1st Regiment Georgia Infantry; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Second Manassas – August 30, 1862

# bagbyws
 

BAGLEY, GEORGE AUGUSTUS (1826-1915) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1875-79

# bagleyga
 

BAGLEY, JOHN H., JR. (1832-1902) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1875-77 & 1883-85; Vice President of the Catskill Mountain Railway Company

# bagleyjhjr
 

BAILEY, JAMES MURRAY (1846-1921) Served in the 8th New York Heavy Artillery – 1863-64, severely wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor; Prominent Clergyman in Peoria, Illinois after the American Civil War; Buried in San Francisco, California

# baileyjamesmurray
 

BAILEY, JOHN W. (?-?) President of Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois – 1867-76

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BAKER, EDWARD D. (1811-61) Union Major General of Volunteers, Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff - October 21, 1861; Union Colonel – 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

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Served in the Mexican War; U.S. Congressman – Illinois – 1845-47 & 1849-51; U.S. Senator – Oregon – 1860-61; Close friend of President Abraham Lincoln

 

BAKER, JOHN H. (1832-1915) U.S. Congressman – Indiana – 1875-81

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BAKER, JOSEPHINE (1906-75) American-born French Entertainer, French Resistance Agent, and Civil Rights Activist

# bakerj
 

BAKER, LAFAYETTE C. (1826-68) Union Spy; Provost Marshal & Chief of the National Police/U.S. Secret Service – 1862-63; Union Colonel – First Washington, DC Cavalry

# bakerlafayettec
 

BAKER, NEWTON D., JR. (1871-1937) U.S. Secretary of War – 1916-21; Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio – 1912-15

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BAKER, OSMYN (1800-75) U.S. Congressman – Massachusetts – 1840-45

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BAKER, SAMUEL A. (1874-1933) Governor of Missouri - 1925-29

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BAKER, WILLIAM H. (1827-1911) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1875-79

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BALDWIN, ABRAHAM (1754-1807) Signer of the U.S. Constitution; U.S. Senator - Georgia - 1799-1807; U.S. Representative – Georgia – 1789-99

# baldwinabraham
 

BALDWIN,WILLIAM E. (1827-64) Confederate Brigadier General - Mississippi

# baldwinwilliame
 

BALLIER, JOHN F. (1815-93) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 21st & 98th Pennsylvania Infantries; Member of the Military Commission which tried Confederate Captain Henry Wirz, Commandant of Andersonville

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BALLOCH, GEORGE W. (1825-1907) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Lieutenant Colonel – 5th New Hampshire Infantry; Chief Disbursing Officer – Freedmen’s Bureau – 1865-71

# ballochgw
 

BALUZE, ETIENNE (1630-1718) French Scholar & Historiographer, also known as Stephanus Baluzius

# baluzeetienne
 

BANGS, GEORGE H. (circa 1831-1883) Pinkerton Detective During the Civil War; Union Intelligence Officer and Secret Service Agent

# bangsgh
 

BANKS, JOSEPH (1740-1820) English Naturalist & Botanist

# banksjoseph
 

BANKS, NATHANIEL P. (1816-94) Union Major General – Massachusetts; Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – 1855-57; Governor of Massachusetts – 1858-61; U.S. Representative – Massachusetts – 1853-57, 1865-73, 1875-79, and 1889-91

# banksnathanielp
 

BANNING, HENRY B. (1836-81) Union Brevet Major General; Union Lieutenant Colonel – 125th Ohio Infantry; Union Colonel – 87th, 121st & 195th Ohio Infantries; U.S. Congressman – Ohio – 1873-79

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BARBER, FRANCIS (1750-83) American Revolutionary War, Colonel in the Continental Army – 3rd New Jersey Regiment

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Wounded at the Battles of Monmouth and Newton; Killed by a falling tree while on his way to dine with General Washington, February 2, 1783

 

 

BARBOUR, JAMES (1775-1842) U.S. Secretary of War – 1825-28; U.S. Senator – Virginia – 1815-25; U.S. Minister to England – 1828-29; Governor of Virginia – 1812-14

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BARING-GOULD, SABINE (1834-1924) Anglican Priest & Hymnwriter, best known for composing “Onward, Christian Soldiers”

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BARKHORN, GERHARD (1919-83) German Officer in the Luftwaffe during World War II

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BARKSDALE, WILLIAM (1821-63) Confederate Brigadier General – Mississippi; Mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg – July 3, 1863; U.S. Representative – Mississippi – 1853-61

# barksdalewilliam
 

BARLOW, FRANCIS C. (1834-96) Union Major General - New York

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BARNARD, DANIEL D. (1797-1861) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1839-45; U.S. Minister to Prussia – 1850-53

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BARNARD, JOHN G. (1815-82) Union Brigadier General - Massachusetts

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BARNAVE, ANTOINE PIERRE JOSEPH MARIE (1761-93) French Politician & Orator; Executed in Paris during the Reign of Terror, November 29, 1793

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BARNEY, CHARLES D. (1844-1945) American Stockbroker; Founder of Charles D. Barney & Company, a predecessor of Smith Barney

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BARNUM, PHINEAS T. (1810-91) American Showman & Businessman; Founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus; Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut – 1875-76

# barnumphineast
 

BARR, THOMAS J. (1812-81) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1859-61; New York City Police Commissioner – 1870-73

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BARRET, JOHN R. (1825-1903) U.S. Congressman – Missouri – 1859-61

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BARRIE, JAMES MATTHEW (1860-1937) Scottish Novelist and Playwright; Creator of Peter Pan

# barriejamesmatthew
 

BARRINGER, DANIEL M. (1806-73) U.S. Congressman – North Carolina – 1843-49; Member of the Committee on Indian Affairs – 1847-49; Delegate to the 1861 Peace Convention

# barringerdanielm
 

BARRINGTON, WILLIAM (1717-93) British Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer - 1761-62; Member of Parliament – 1740-78

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BARRON, JAMES (1768-1851) Commodore in the United States Navy; Served in the Quasi-War and the Barbary Wars

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BARROW, CLYDE (1909-34) American Bank Robber & Criminal, partner of Bonnie Parker

# barrowclyde
 

BARRY, HENRY W. (1840-75) Union Brevet Major General; Union Colonel – 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery; U.S. Congressman – Mississippi – 1870-75

# barryhenryw
 

BARRY, MARIE JEANNE, MADAME DU (1743-93) Official Mistress of Louis XV of France; Executed in Paris during the Reign of Terror

# barrymariejeanne
 

BARRY, WILLIAM T. (1784-1835) U.S. Postmaster General – 1829-35; U.S. Senator – Kentucky - 1814-16

# barrywilliamt
 

BART, JEAN (1650-1702) French Naval Commander & Privateer

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BARTLETT, JOSEPH J. (1834-93) Union Brigadier General - New York

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BARTLETT, JOSIAH (1729-95) Signer of the Declaration of Independence & The Articles of Confederation; First Governor of New Hampshire - 1790-94

# bartlettjosiah
 

BARTLETT, THOMAS, JR. (1808–1876) U.S. Congressman - Vermont - 1851-53

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BARTLETT, WILLIAM F. (1830-76) Union Brigadier General – Massachusetts

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BARTOK, BELA (1881-1945) Hungarian Composer & Pianist

# bartokbela
 

BARTON, CLARA (1821-1912) American Civil War Nurse; Founder of the Red Cross

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BARTON, SETH M. (1829-1900) Confederate Brigadier General

# bartonsethm
 

BATE, WILLIAM B. (1826-1905) Confederate Major General; Governor of Tennessee – 1883-87; U.S. Senator – Tennessee – 1887-1905

# batewilliamb
 

BATES, EDWARD (1793-1869) U.S. Attorney General – 1861-64; U.S. Congressman – Missouri - 1827-29

# batesedward
 

BATES, JOHN COALTER (1842-1919) U.S. Major General – Spanish-American War; Union Captain & Brevet Major for service in the fall of Richmond

# batesjohncoalter
 

BATISTA, FULGENCIO (1901-73) President of Cuba - 1940-44; Cuban Dictator - 1952-59, overthrown by Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution

# batistafulgencio
 

BAUM, L. FRANK (1856-1919) American Author, best known for his Oz Series

# baumlfrank
 

BAYARD, JAMES ASHETON, JR. (1799-1880) U.S. Senator – Delaware – 1851-64 & 1867-69

# bayardjamesashetonjr
 

BAYARD, PIERRE TERRAIL, CHEVALIER de (c. 1476-1524) French Knight at the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

# bayardpierreterrail
 

BAYLE, PIERRE (1647-1706) French Huguenot Philosopher, Author, and Lexicographer

# baylepierre
 

BAYLY, THOMAS H. (1810-56) Brigadier General of Virginia Militia – 1837-42; U.S. Congressman – Virginia – 1844-56

# baylythomash
 

BEACH, JAMES ALFRED (1839-88) Union Captain – 59th Illinois Infantry, heavily engaged at the Battles of Pea Ridge & Perryville; Prominent citizen and banker in Bunker Hill, Illinois after the American Civil War

# beachjamesalfred
 

BEALL, WILLIAM N.R. (1825-83) Confederate Brigadier General - Arkansas

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BEARDSLEY, AUBREY (1872-98) English Illustrator and Author

# beardsleyaubrey
 

BEATLES, THE - English Rock Band

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BEAUREGARD, PIERRE GUSTAVE TOUTANT (1818-93) Confederate General - Louisiana

# beauregardpgt
 

BECKWITH, AMOS (1825-94) Union Brevet Major General; Staff Officer to General William Tecumseh Sherman

# beckwithamos
 

BEE, BARNARD E., JR. (1824-61) Confederate Brigadier General - South Carolina; Mortally wounded at the Battle of First Bull Run - July 21, 1861

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BEE, HAMILTON P. (1822-97) Confederate Brigadier General – Texas; Brother of Killed-in-Action Confederate General Barnard Bee; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives – 1855-57

# beehamiltonp
 

BEEBE, GAYLORD DeWITT (1835-77) Prominent Physician in Chicago, Illinois; Appointed Brigade Surgeon by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861, served under Generals David Hunter, Henry W. Halleck, and George H. Thomas

# beebegaylorddewitt
 

BEECHER, HENRY WARD (1813-87) American Clergyman & Abolitionist; Brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

# beecherhenryward
 

BEEKMAN, CORNELIA CORTLANDT (1753-1847) Prominent American Revolutionary War Figure; Sister of Continental Army Brigadier General Philip Van Cortlandt

# beekmancorneliacortlandt
 

BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN (1770-1827) German Composer & Pianist

# beethovenlv
 

BELKNAP, WILLIAM W. (1829-90) Union Brigadier General – Iowa; U.S. Secretary of War – 1869-76

# belknapww
 

BELL, ALEXANDER GRAHAM (1847-1922) Scottish-Born Scientist; Inventor of the Telephone

# bellalexandergraham
 

BELL, ALEXANDER MELVILLE (1819-1905) Scottish-Born Teacher & Researcher; Father of Alexander Graham Bell

# bellalexandermelville
 

BELL, JOHN (1797-1869) U.S. Presidential Candidate – 1860 – Constitutional Union Party; U.S. Secretary of War – 1841; U.S. Senator – Tennessee – 1847-59

# belljohn
 

BELL, TYREE HARRIS (1815-1902) Confederate Brigadier General

# belltyreeharris
 

BELLONTE, MAURICE (1896-1984) French Aviation Pioneer

# bellontemaurice
 

BEN-GURION, DAVID (1886-1973) Principal Founder & Frist Prime Minister of Israel - 1948-63

# benguriondavid
 

BENEDICT XIV (1675-1758) Italian-born Pope – 1740-58

# benedictXIV
 

BENJAMIN, JUDAH P. (1811-84) Confederate Attorney General, Secretary of War & Secretary of State; U.S. Senator – Louisiana – 1853-61

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BENJAMIN, MARY A. (1905-98) American Dealer in Autographs & Manuscripts

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BENJAMIN, SAMUEL NICHOLL (1839-86) U.S. Army Officer; Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service during the American Civil War

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BENJAMIN, WALTER R. (1854-1943) American Rare Book & Autograph Dealer

# benjaminwr
 

BENNING, HENRY L. (1814-75) Confederate Brigadier General - Georgia

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BENSLEY, JOHN RUSSELL (1833-1900) Prominent Resident of Chicago, Illinois

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BENTON, CHARLES S. (1810-82) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1843-47; Register of the U.S. Land Office at La Crosse, Wisconsin – 1856-61

# bentoncs
 

BENTON, JACOB (1814-92) U.S. Congressman - New Hampshire - 1867-71

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BERIA, LAVRENTY PAVLOVICH (1899-1953) Russian Politician; Head of the NKVD under Stalin

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BERLIN, IRVING (1888-1989) Russian-born American Composer & Songwriter

# berlinirving
 

BERLINER, EMILE (1851-1929) German-American Inventor

# berlineremile
 

BERNARD, FRANCIS (1714-79) English Governor of the Massachusetts Colony - 1760-69

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BERNARD, THOMAS (1750-1818) English Social Reformer & Advocate for the Poor & Needy; Son of Sir Francis Bernard, British Colonial Governor of the Provinces of New Jersey & Massachusetts Bay

# bernardthomas
 

BERNHARDT, SARAH (1844-1923) French Stage Actress

# bernhardtsarah
 

BERRIAN, JAMES M. (1781-1856) U.S. Attorney General – 1829-31; U.S. Senator – Georgia – 1825-29 & 1845-52; Captain of the Georgia Hussars – War of 1812

# berrianjm
 

BERRY, HIRAM G. (1824-63) Union Major General – Maine; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Chancellorsville – May 3, 1863

# berryhiramg
 

BIDDLE, NICHOLAS (1786-1844) American Banker & Financier; President of the Second Bank of the United States – 1822-39

# biddlenicholas
 

BIERCE, AMBROSE G. (1842-1914?) Union Lieutenant – Indiana; American Author

# bierceambroseg
 

BIERSTADT, ALBERT (1830-1902) German-American Painter

# bierstadtalbert
 

BIGLER, WILLIAM (1814-80) Governor of Pennsylvania – 1852-55; U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania – 1856-61; President of the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad

# biglerw
 

BINGHAM, JUDSON D. (1831-1909) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel & Chief Quartermaster – Army of the Tennessee

# binghamjudsond
 

BINGHAM, KINSLEY S. (1808-61) Governor of Michigan – 1855-59; U.S. Senator – Michigan – 1859-61

# binghamks
 

BINGHAM, WILLIAM (1752-1804) Member of the Continental Congress; U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania - 1795-1801; Founder of the Bank of North America; President of the Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Company

# binghamwilliam
 

BIRAGUE, RENE DE (1506-83) Italian-born French Cardinal and Chancellor

# biraguerenede
 

BIZET, GEORGES (1838-75) French Composer

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BLACK, JAMES (1793-1872) U.S. Congressman – Pennsylvania – 1843-47

# blackj
 

BLACK, JAMES A. (1793-1848) U.S. Army Lieutenant in the War of 1812; U.S. Congressman – South Carolina – 1843-48

# blackja
 

BLACK, JEREMIAH S. (1810-83) U.S. Attorney General - 1857-60; U.S. Secretary of State - 1860-61

# blackjs
 

BLACKBURN, JOSEPH CLAY STILES (1838-1918) Governor of the U.S. Panama Canal Zone - 1907-09; U.S. Senator – Kentucky; Confederate Lieutenant Colonel during the American Civil War

# blackburnjcs
 

BLACKWELL, ALICE STONE (1857-1950) American Feminist, Journalist & Human Rights Advocate

# blackwellalicestone

 

 

 

BLAINE, JAMES G. (1830-93) U.S. Secretary of State - 1881 & 1889-92; U.S. Congressman – Maine – 1863-76; U.S. Senator – Maine – 1876-81; U.S. Presidential Candidate – 1884

# blainejamesg
 

BLAIR, AUSTIN (1818-94) Governor of Michigan - 1861-65; U.S. Representative - Michigan - 1867-73

# blairaustin
 

BLAIR, CHAUNCEY BUCKLEY (1810-91) President of the Merchants’ National Bank of Chicago, Illinois

# blairchaunceybuckley
 

BLAIR, FRANCIS PRESTON, JR. (1821-75) Union Major General – Missouri; U.S. Congressman – Missouri – 1857-62; U.S. Senator – Missouri – 1871-73; Democratic Candidate for Vice President - 1868

# blairfrancisprestonjr
 

BLAIR, HENRY WILLIAM (1834-1920) Union Lieutenant Colonel – 15th New Hampshire Infantry; U.S. Senator – New Hampshire – 1879-91; U.S. Representative – 1875-79 & 1893-95

# blairhenrywilliam
 

BLAIR, MONTGOMERY (1813-83) U.S. Postmaster General - 1861-64; Brother of Francis P. Blair, Jr.; Mayor of St. Louis – 1842-43; Counsel for Dred Scott before the U.S. Supreme Court

# blairmontgomery
 

BLAIR, WILLIAM (1818-99) Prominent Merchant in Chicago, Illinois; Director of the Merchants Bank of Chicago and the Chicago Gas and Coke Company

# blairwilliam
 

BLAKE, E. NELSON (1831-?) Prominent Merchant in Chicago, Illinois; Co-Owner of the Dake Bakery; Member of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees

# blakeenelson
 

BLANEY, JAMES VAN ZANT (1820-1874) Union Surgeon & Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, during the American Civil War; Served on the staff of General Philip H. Sheridan at the Battle of Winchester; Noted physician in Chicago, Illinois

# blaneyjamesvanzant
 

BLATCHFORD, SAMUEL M. (1820-93) U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice – 1882-93

# blatchfordsamuelm
 

BLENKER, LOUIS (1812-63) Union Brigadier General – New York

# blenkerlouis
 

BLIGH, WILLIAM (1754-1817) British Navy Officer; Commander of the HMS Bounty, mutinied in 1789; Governor of New South Wales – 1806-08

# blighw
 

BLISS, ARCHIBALD M. (1838-1923) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1875-83 & 1885-89; President & Vice President of the Bushwick Railroad Company – 1868-78; Director of the New York & Long Island Bridge Company

# blissarchibaldm
 

BLISS, ZENAS R. (1835-1900) Union Colonel – 7th & 10th Rhode Island Infantry; Medal of Honor Recipient for the Battle of Fredericksburg

# blisszenasr
 

BLOMBERG, WERNER VON (1878-1946) Minister of War & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in Nazi Germany – 1935-38

# blombergwernervon
 

BLOUNT, WILLIAM (1749-1800) Signer of the U.S. Constitution; Governor of the Southwest Territory – 1790-96; U.S. Senator – Tennessee – 1796-97

# blountwilliam
 

BLOUNT, WILLIE (1768-1835) Governor of Tennessee – 1809-15

# blountwillie
 

BLOXHAM, WILLIAM DUNNINGTON (1835-1911) Governor of Florida - 1881-85 & 1897-1901

# bloxhamwulliamdunnington
 

BLUMENTHAL, WERNER MICHAEL (1926- ) U.S. Treasury Secretary - 1977-79

# blumenthalwernermichael
 

BLUNT, ASA P. (1826-89) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Lieutenant Colonel – 6th Vermont Infantry; Union Colonel – 12th Vermont Infantry

# bluntasap
 

BOAS, NORMAN F (1923-2016) American Author, Autograph Dealer, and Lincoln Scholar

# boasnormanf
 

BOCCAGE, ANNE-MARIE DU (1710-1802) French Writer & Playwright.

# boccageannemarie
 

BOCCHERINI, LUIGI (1743-1805) Italian-born Spanish Composer

# boccheriniluigi
 

BOCOCK, THOMAS S. (1815-91) Speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives – 1862-65; U.S. Congressman – Virginia – 1847-61

# bocockthomass
 

BOEING, WILLIAM EDWARD (1881-1956) American Aviation Pioneer

# boeingwilliamedward
 

BOERHAAVE, HERMAN (1668-1738) Dutch Botanist & Chemist,

# boerhaaveherman
 

BOIES, HENRY MORRIS (1818-80) Prominent Merchant & Banker in Chicago, Illinois; Michigan State Senator

# boieshenrymorris
 

BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, NICOLAS (1636-1711) French Poet & Critic

# boileaudespreauxnicolas
 

BOMFORD, JAMES V. (1812-92) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 8th U.S. Infantry; Staff Officer to General Alexander M. McCook

# bomfordjamesv
 

BONAPARTE, CHARLES J. (1851-1921) U.S. Navy Secretary – 1905-06; U.S. Attorney General – 1906-09; Grandnephew of Napoleon Bonaparte

# bonapartecharlesj
 

BONAPARTE, NAPOLEON / NAPOLEON I (1769-1821) French Military Leader; Emperor of France – 1804-14 & 1815

# bpapartenapoleon
 

BOND, LESTER LEGRANT (1829-1903) Mayor of Chicago, Illinois – 1873; Illinois State Congressman – 1866-70; Prominent Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

# bondlesterlegrant
 

BONHAM, MILLEDGE L. (1813-90) Confederate Brigadier General; U.S. Representative - South Carolina – 1857-60; Confederate Representative – 1862; Governor of South Carolina -1862-64

# bonhammilledgel
 

BONNARD, PIERRE (1867-1947) French Painter & Illustrator

# bonnardpierre
 

BONSALL, SPENCER (1816-88) Union Hospital Steward – 81st Pennsylvania Infantry; Saw action during the Peninsula Campaign and at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, where he was seriously injured.

# bonsallspencer
 

BOONE, DANIEL (1734-1820) American Pioneer, Frontiersman & Folk Hero - famous for the exploration and settlement of Kentucky

# boonedaniel
 

BOOTH, EDWIN (1833-93) American Shakespearean Actor; Older brother of John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865

# boothe
 

BOOTH, JOHN WILKES (1838-65) American Stage Actor; Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865

# boothjw
 

BORGLUM, GUTZON (1871-1941) American Artist & Sculptor, known for sculpting Mount Rushmore

# borglumgutzon
 

BORMANN, MARTIN (1900-45) Nazi Party Official; Private Secretary to Adolf Hitler

# bormannmartin
 

BOTELER, ALEXANDER R. (1815-92) Confederate Congressman - Virginia; Confederate Colonel & Aide-de-camp on the Staff of Stonewall Jackson; U.S. Representative – Virginia - 1859-61

# botelerar
 

BOTHA, PIETR WILLEM (1916-2006) Prime Minister of South Africa – 1978-84; President of South Africa – 1984-89

# bothapw
 

BOUCHARDON, EDME (1698-1762) French Sculptor

# bouchardone
 

BOUCHER, FRANCOIS (1703-70) French Painter

# boucherf
 

BOUDINOT, ELIAS (1740-1821) President of the Continental Congress – 1782-83; U.S. Congressman – New Jersey – 1789-95

# boudinotelias
 

BOUTON, EDWARD (1834-1921) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 59th U.S. Colored Infantry

# boutonedward
 

BOWEN, JOHN STEVENS (1830-63) Confederate Major General – Missouri

# bowenjohnstevens
 

BOWLLY, ALBERT A. (1898-1941) Mozambican-born South African/British Vocalist and Jazz Guitarist

# bowllyaa
 

BOYD, JOHN H. (1799-1868) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1857-59

# boydjh
 

BOYD, LINN (1800-59) Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – 1851-55; U.S. Congressman – Kentucky – 1835-37 & 1839-55

# boydl
 

BOYINGTON, WILLIAM W. (1818-98) Prominent Architect in Chicago, Illinois; Mayor of Highland Park, Illinois

# boyingtonwilliamw

Designed dozens of buildings, large and small, in Chicago and across the Midwest, including the cities of Des Moines, Iowa; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Joliet, Peoria, and Springfield, Illinois, along with the fire-proof jail in Pike County, Pittsfield, Illinois 

 

 

BRADFORD, WILLIAM (1590-1657) English Puritan; A founder of Plymouth Colony, for which he served several terms as Governor – 1621-57

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BRADLEY, DAVID (1811-99) Early Settler & Manufacturer of Agricultural Implements in Chicago, Illinois; Designed and manufactured a steel moldboard plow, “The Garden City Clipper,” in the 1830s

# bradleydavid
 

BRADLEY, OMAR N. (1893-1981) U.S. Army General; Served in World War II and became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

# bradleyomarn
 

BRADLEY, THOMAS W. (1844-1920) Union Captain – 124th New York Infantry, the “Orange Blossoms” Regiment; Wounded at the Civil War Battles of Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Boydton Plank Road

# bradleythomasw
 

BRADSBY, RICHARD (1797-1875) Veteran of the Black Hawk War, served with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois Militia; Renowned judge in St. Clair County, Illinois

# bradsbyrichard
 

BRADY, THOMAS J. (1839-1904) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 117th & 140th Indiana Infantries; Staff Officer to General Eugene A. Carr

# bradythomasj
 

BRAGG, BRAXTON (1817-76) Confederate General - Louisiana

# braggbraxton
 

BRAHE, TYCHO (1546-1601) Danish Astronomer & Writer

# brahet
 

BRAHMS, JOHANNES (1833-97) German Composer, Pianist, and Conductor

# brahmsj
 

BRAINARD, DANIEL (1812-66) Prominent Surgeon in Chicago, Illinois; Founder of Rush Medical College

# brainarddaniel
 

BRANCH, LAWRENCE O’BRYAN (1820-62) Confederate Brigadier General; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Antietam – September 17, 1862; U.S. Representative – North Carolina – 1855-61

# branchlawrenceobryan
 

BRATTAN, JOHN (1831-98) Confederate Brigadier General; U.S. Representative – South Carolina – 1884-85

# brattanjohn
 

BRECHT, BERTOLT (1898-1956) German Poet & Playwright

# brechtbertolt
 

BRECKINRIDGE, JOHN C. (1821-75) Confederate Major General – Kentucky; Confederate Secretary of War – 1865; Vice-President of the United States – 1857-61; U.S. Representative – Kentucky – 1851-55; U.S. Senator – Kentucky - 1861

# breckinridgejohnc
 

BREMER, SIR JAMES JOHN GORDON (1786-1850) Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy; Commander-in-Chief of British Naval Forces during the First Anglo-Chinese War – 1839-41; Served in the Napoleonic Wars

# bremersjjg
 

BRENNAN, WILLIAM J., JR. (1906-97) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court – 1956-90

# brennamwjjr
 

BRENTANO, AUGUST (1828-86) Austrian-Born Newspaper Dealer in New York City

# brentanoa
 

BRENTON, SAMUEL (1810-57) U.S. Congressman – Indiana – 1851-53 & 1855-57

# brentons
 

BRETON, ANDRE (1896-1966) French Writer & Poet

# bretonandre
 

BREWER, DAVID J. (1837-1910) U.S. Supreme Associate Court Justice – 1889-1910

# brewerdj
 

BREWER, MARK S. (1837-1901) U.S. Congressman – Michigan – 1877-81 & 1887-91

# brewerms
 

BRICE, BENJAMIN W. (1806-92) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel & Paymaster General

# bricebenjaminw
 

BRIDGMAN, LAURA D. (1829-89) Blind & Deaf-Mute Celebrity

# bridgmanl
 

BRINKERHOFF, JACOB (1810-80) U.S. Congressman – Ohio – 1843-47

# brinkerhoffj
 

BRISCOE, JAMES C. (1835-69) Union Brevet Brigadier General – Brevetted to Rank for Gallantry in the Assault on Fort Gregg, Virginia; Union Captain – 40th New York Infantry; Union Colonel – 188th & 199th Pennsylvania Infantries

# briscoejc
 

BRISTOW, BENJAMIN HELM (1832-96) U.S. Treasury Secretary – 1874-76; Union Colonel during the American Civil War, wounded at the Battle of Shiloh

# bristowbh
 

BROCK, WILLIAM EMERSON (1872-1950) U.S. Senator - Tennessee - 1929 to 1931

# brockwe
 

BRODERICK, CASE (1839-1920) U.S. Representative – Kansas – 1891-99; Served in the 2nd Kansas Light Artillery Battery during the American Civil War

# broderickc
 

BRODHEAD, RICHARD (1811-63) U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania – 1851-57; U.S. Representative – Pennsylvania – 1843-49

# brodheadr
 

BROGDEN, CURTIS H. (1816-1901) Governor of North Carolina – 1874-77; U.S. Congressman – North Carolina – 1877-79

# brogdench
 

BROOKE, RUPERT CHAWNER (1877-1915) English Poet

# brookerupertchawner
 

BROOKS, PRESTON S. (1819-57) U.S. Congressman – South Carolina – 1853-57; Severely beat abolitionist Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner in the Senate Chamber on May 22, 1856

# brooksps
 

BROOKS, WILLIAM S. (1822-92) Prominent Businessman in Joliet, Illinois; President of the Joliet Iron and Steel Rolling Mills; Elected to the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1870, and the Illinois State Senate, 1872

# brooksws
 

BROSS, WILLIAM J. (1813-90) Lieutenant Governor of Illinois – 1865-69; Early Republican Party supporter, campaigned for John C. Fremont in 1856 and Abraham Lincoln in 1860; Helped raise the 29th U.S. Colored Infantry during the American Civil War

# brosswilliamj
 

BROWN, GEORGE WASHINGTON (1815-95) Notable Inventor & Manufacturer in Galesburg, Illinois; Invented the “Brown Corn Planter” in 1851

# browngeorgewashington
 

BROWN, IRA (1835-1921) Successful Merchant in Chicago, Illinois; Invested in large tracts of land in the suburbs of Chicago and San Diego, California

# brownira
 

BROWN, JOHN (1800-59) American Abolitionist; Seized the U.S. Arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, October 1859, and was hanged in Charlestown on December 2, 1859

# brownjohn
 

BROWN, JOHN CALVIN (1827-89) Confederate Major General; Governor or Tennessee – 1871-75

# brownjohncalvin
 

BROWNE, THOMAS M. (1829-81) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 7th Indiana Cavalry; U.S. Congressman – Indiana – 1877-91

# brownethomasm
 

BROWNE, WILLIAM MONTAGUE (1823-83) Confederate Brigadier General; Confederate Secretary of State ad interim, February 17 - March 18, 1862

# brownewilliammontague
 

BRUCE, BLANCHE K. (1841-1898) First Full-Term Black U.S. Senator - Mississippi – 1875-81; Appointed Register of the U.S. Treasury - 1881

# brucebk

Signatures, as U.S. Senator from Mississippi.

 

BRUCE, NIGEL (1895-1953) English Actor

# brucenigel
 

BRUSH, DANIEL H. (1813-90) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Colonel – 18th Illinois Infantry

# brushdanielh
 

BRUSTER, OBEDIAH FINLEY (1824-99) Confederate Officer during the American Civil War

# brusterof
 

BRYAN, SILAS LILLARD (1822-80) Prominent Attorney & Judge in Salem, Illinois; Illinois State Senator – 1853-59; Father of William Jennings Bryan

# bryansilaslillard
 

BUCHANAN, JAMES (1791-1868) Fifteenth U.S. President - 1857-61; U.S. Secretary of State – 1845-49; U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania – 1834-45; U.S. Representative – Pennsylvania – 1821-31

# buchananjames
 

BUCK, HORATIO BARDWELL (1832-?) Union Assistant Surgeon, served in the Army of the Potomac from Chancellorsville and Gettysburg through the Mine Run Campaign; Physician in Springfield, Illinois after the Civil War

# buckhoratiobardwell
 

BUCKINGHAM, WILLIAM A. (1804-75) Governor of Connecticut – 1858-66; U.S. Senator – Connecticut – 1869-75

# buckinghamwilliama
 

BUCKNER, SIMON B. (1823-1914) Confederate Lieutenant General – Kentucky

# bucknersimonb
 

BUEHLER, JOHN (1831-1903) German-Born Brewer, Merchant, Banker, and Insurance Executive in Chicago, Illinois; Elected to the Illinois State Senate – 1874; Director of the Huck’s Brewing Company – 1864-71

# buehlerjohn
 

BUELL, DON CARLOS (1818-98) Union Major General - Ohio

# buelldoncarlos
 

BUFORD, JOHN (1826-63) Union Major General – Kentucky

# bufordjohn
 

BULLOCK, SETH (1849-1919) Member of the Montana Territorial Senate – 1871-72; Sheriff of Lewis and Clark County, Montana Territory – 1873

# bullocks

Moved to Deadwood, Dakota Territory, where he opened a hardware business with Sol Star in 1876, soon becoming the town sheriff; Portrayed by Timothy Oliphant in the HBO television series, “Deadwood”; Served as Captain of a Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish-American War; Appointed U.S. Marshal for South Dakota by President Theodore Roosevelt, a longtime friend – 1909

 

BURLESON, ALBERT S. (1863-1937) U.S. Postmaster General – 1913-21; U.S. Representative – Texas – 1899-1913

# burlesonalberts
 

BURNHAM, JOHN (1816-98) Notable Citizen of Batavia, Illinois; Conceived & produced the self-regulating windmill, principle in the United States Wind Engine & Pump Company; Later moved to California, and is buried in Santa Ana, Orange County

# burnhamjohn
 

BURNS, JOHN L. (1793-1872) Civilian resident who fought with the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg; Veteran of the War of 1812

# burnsjohnl
 

BURNSIDE, AMBROSE E. (1824-81) Union Major General - Rhode Island; Governor of Rhode Island – 1866-69; U.S. Senator – Rhode Island – 1875-81

# burnsideambrosee
 

BURR, AARON (1756-1836) U.S. Vice President – 1801-05; U.S. Senator – New York – 1791-97; Officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War; Killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel on July 11, 1804

# burra
 

BURR, THEODOSIA (1783-1813) American Socialite; Daughter of Aaron Burr; Wife of Joseph Alston, Governor of South C arolina

# burrt
 

BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE (1875-1950) American Writer

# burroughsedgarrice
 

BUSCH, VALENTINE (1824-72) German-Born American Brewer; Principal in Valentin Busch Brewery, 1851-58, and Busch & Michael Brand Brewery, 1858-73, in Chicago, Illinois

# buschvalentine
 

BUSHNELL, DAVID (1740-1824/26) American Medical Doctor; Inventor of the Submarine

# bushnelldavid
 

BUTLER, BENJAMIN F. (1818-93) Union Major General – Massachusetts; U.S. Congressman – Massachusetts – 1867-75 & 1877-79; U.S. Presidential Candidate – Greenback Party - 1884

# butlerbenjaminf
 

BUTLER, CHESTER PIERCE (1798-1850) U.S. Congressman – Pennsylvania – 1847-50

# butlercp
 

BUTLER, MATTHEW C. (1836-1909) Confederate Major General – South Carolina; U.S. Senator – South Carolina – 1877-95; Major General in the U.S. Army – 1898-99

# butlermatthewc
 

BUTTRICK, JOHN (1731-91) Major of Concord Militia during the Battle of Concord, April 19, 1775

# buttrickjohn
 

BUXTON, HARVEY PARRIS (1834-?) Served in the 15th Illinois Cavalry & 30th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War; Prominent attorney in Carlyle & Belleville, Illinois

# buxtonharveyparris
 

BYFORD, WILLIAM HEATH (1817-90) Prominent Physician in Chicago, Illinois; Professor at Rush Medical College & Chicago Medical College; Founded Woman’s Medical College of Chicago in 1879

# byfordwilliamheath
 

BYRD, RICHARD E. (1888-1957) American Aviator & Polar Explorer; Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient; U.S. Navy Rear Admiral

# byrdricharde
 

CABLE, HERMON W. - Founder of the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company

# cablehermonw
 

CALHOUN, JOHN C. (1782-1850) U.S. Vice President - 1825-32; U.S. Secretary of War - 1817-25; U.S. Secretary of State - 1844-45; U.S. Representative – South Carolina – 1811-17; U.S. Senator – South Carolina – 1845-50

# calhounjohnc
 

CALL, RICHARD K. (1792-1862) Florida Territorial Governor – 1835-40 & 1841-44; Aide to General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans; Brigadier General of West Florida Militia; U.S. Representative – 1823-25

# callrichardk
 

CALL, WILKINSON (1834-1910) U.S. Senator – Florida – 1879-97; Nephew of Richard Call, Florida Territorial Governor – 1836-39 & 1841-44; Served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War

# callwilkinson
 

CALLENDER, FRANKLIN D. (1817-82) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Commander of the St. Louis Arsenal; Chief of Ordnance – Department of the Missouri

# callenderfranklind
 

CAMERON, ANGUS (1826-97) U.S. Senator – Wisconsin – 1875-85

# cameronangus
 

CAMERON, JAMES DONALD (1833-1918) U.S. Secretary of War - 1876-77; U.S. Senator - Pennsylvania - 1877-97

# cameronjamesdonald
 

CAMERON, SIMON (1799-1889) U.S. Secretary of War – 1861-62, during the American Civil War; U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania – 1845-49, 1857-61 & 1867-77

# cameronsimon

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CAMPAN, HENRIETTE GENET (1752-1822) French Educator & Writer; Lady’s Maid in the service of Marie Antoinette before and during the French Revolution; Appointed headmistress of the first "Maison d'ιducation de la Lιgion d'honneur" by Napoleon in 1807

# campanhg
 

CAMPBELL, JAMES (1812-93) U.S. Postmaster General – 1853-57; Attorney General of the State of Pennsylvania – 1852-53

# campbellj
 

CAMPBELL, JOHN (?-1845) U.S. Congressman – South Carolina – 1829-31 & 1837-45

# campbellj
 

CAMPBELL, JOHN ARCHIBALD (1811-89) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court – 1853-61; Confederate Assistant Secretary of War – 1862-65

# campbellja
 

CAMPELL, J.W. (?-?) Sheriff of Jefferson County, Virginia during the trial, imprisonment, and execution of John Brown in 1859

# campbelljw
 

CAMPISTRON, JEAN GALBERT de (1656-1723) French Dramatist

# campistronjeangalbertde
 

CAMUS, ALBERT (1913-60) French philosopher, Author, and Journalist

# camusalbert
 

CANFIELD, EUGENE (1837-?) Prominent Attorney in Aurora, Illinois; Elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1872

# canfieldeugene
 

CANGE, CHARLES du FRESNE (1610-88) French Philologist & Historian

# cnagecharlesdufresne
 

CANNING, GEORGE (1770-1827) British Statesman; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - 1827

# canninggeorge
 

CAPONE, ALPHONSE G. (1899-1945) Prohibition-era American Gangster & Businessman

# caponealphonseg
 

CAPOTE, TRUMAN (1924-84) American Writer

# capotetruman
 

CARLILE, JOHN SNYDER (1817-78) U.S. Senator – Virginia – 1861-65; U.S. Representative – Virginia – 1855-57 & 1861

# carlilejohnsnyder
 

CARLIN, WILLIAM H. Illinois State Congressman, circa 1850s; Postmaster of Quincy, Illinois - 1858-61

# carlinwilliamh
 

CARNEGIE, ANDREW (1835-1919) Scottish-Born American Industrialist & Philanthropist

# carnegieandrew
 

CARNES, WILLIAM WATTS (1841-1932) Served in the Confederate Army & Navy during the American Civil War; Sheriff of Shelby County, Tennessee – 1896-97

# carneswilliamwatts
 

CARPENTER, JOHN NEWSOM (1825-93) Confederate Colonel – 2nd Alabama Cavalry

# carpenterjohnnewsom
 

CARPENTER, PHILO (1805-86) American Abolitionist; First pharmacist in Chicago, Illinois, circa 1832; A founder and leader of the Chicago chapter of the American Anti-Slavery Society

# carpenterphilo
 

CARR, JOSEPH B. (1828-95) Union Brigadier General - New York

# carrjosephb
 

CARROLL, CHARLES OF CARROLLTON (1737-1832) Signer of the Declaration of Independence – Maryland – the Only Catholic & Last-Surviving Signer; Delegate to the Continental Congress – Maryland – 1776-78; U.S. Senator - Maryland – 1789-92

# carrollcharlesofcarrollton
 

CARROLL, WILLIAM HENRY (1810-68) Confederate Brigadier General - Tennessee

# carrollwilliamhenry
 

CARSON, CHRISTOPHER H. “KIT” (1809-68) American Frontiersman & U.S. Army Officer; Union Brevet Brigadier General during the American Civil War

# carsonchristopherh
 

CARTER, JAMES EARL, JR. “JIMMY” (1924- ) Thirty-Ninth U.S. President – 1977-81; Governor of Georgia – 1971-75

# carterjamesearl
 

CARVER, GEORGE WASHINGTON (ca1864-1943) African-American Agricultural Scientist & Inventor

# carvergeorgewashington
 

CARY, ALICE (1820-71) American Poet, the older sister of fellow poet Phoebe Cary

# caryalice
 

CASE, CHARLES HOSMER (1829-?) Prominent Teacher, Merchant, and Insurance Executive in Warsaw & Chicago, Illinois

# casecharleshosmer
 

CASEY, SILAS (1807-82) Union Major General – Rhode Island

# caseysilas
 

CASTRO, FIDEL (1926-2016) Cuban Revolutionary & Politician; Prime Minister of Cuba - 1959-76; President of Cuba – 1976-2008

# castrofidel
 

CASTRO, RAUL (b. 1931) Cuban Military & Political Leader; First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba - 2011-21; Brother of Fidel Castro

# castroraul
 

CATHERINE OF ARAGON (1485-1536) Queen Consort of England – 1509-1533; First Wife of King Henry VIII

# catherineofaragon
 

CATON, JOHN DEAN (1812-95) Associate & Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court – 1843-64; Prominent Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

# catonjohndean
 

CATTELL, ALEXANDER GILMORE (1816-94) U.S. Senator – New Jersey – 1866-71

# cattellalexandergilmore
 

CELESTINE IV (?-1241) Italian-born Pope - 1241

# celestineI
 

CEZANNE, PAUL (1839-1906) French Artist and Post-Impressionist Painter

# cezannepaul
 

CHALMERS, JAMES R. (1831-98) Confederate Brigadier General; U.S. Representative – Mississippi – 1877-81 & 1884-85

# chalmersjamesr
 

CHAMBERLAIN, FRANK O. (1829-1902) Member of the New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1891-92; Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, New York

# chamberlainfranko
 

CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA LAWRENCE (1828-1914) Union Brigadier General – Maine; Colonel of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry; Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Gettysburg; Governor of Maine – 1867-71

# chamberlainjoshualawrence
 

CHAMBERLAIN, THOMAS D. (1841-96) Union Lieutenant Colonel - 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry; Brother of Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

# chamberlainthomasd
 

CHAMBERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON (1802-65) Major General of Texas Troops during the War for Independence with Mexico; Namesake of Chambers County, Texas

# chambersthomasjefferson
 

CHANDLER, ZACHARIAH (1813-79) U.S. Secretary of the Interior - 1875-77; U.S. Senator – Michigan - 1857-75 & 1879; Mayor of Detroit, Michigan – 1851-52

# chandlerzachariah
 

CHAPLIN, SIR CHARLES SPENCER “CHARLIE” (1889-1977) English Comic Actor, Filmmaker, and Composer

# chaplincharlie
 

CHAPMAN, AUGUSTUS A. (1803-76) Confederate Brigadier General of Virginia Militia; U.S. Congressman – Virginia – 1843-47

# chapmanaugustusa
 

CHAPMAN, REUBEN (1799-1882) Confederate Representative to France – 1862-65; U.S. Congressman – Alabama – 1835-47; Governor of Alabama – 1847-49

# chapmanreuben
 

CHARDIN, JEAN (1643-1713) French Jeweller & Traveller; Author of “The Travels of Sir John Chardin”

# chardinjean
 

CHARLEMAGNE (748-814) King of the Franks & Lombards; First Holy Roman Emperor – 800-814

# charlemagne
 

CHARLES, DUKE OF ORLEANS (1394-1465) French Nobleman & Medieval Poet

# charlesoforleans
 

CHASE, HENRY INGRAHAM (1820-96) Prominent Merchant & Grain Trader in Peoria, Illinois; Appointed Deputy Collector of the Fifth District of Illinois by President Abraham Lincoln

# chasehenryingraham
 

CHASE, SALMON P. (1808-73) U.S. Treasury Secretary - 1861-64 – In the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War; Chief Justice of the United States, Supreme Court - 1864-73; Governor of Ohio – 1856-60; U.S. Senator – Ohio – 1849-55 & 1

# chasesalmonp
 

CHASE, SAMUEL (1741-1811) Member of the Continental Congress – Maryland – 1776-78; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice – 1796-1811; Acquitted after being impeached by Congress, 1804-05

# chasesamuel
 

CHASTAIN, ELIJAH WEBB (1813-74) Confederate Lieutenant Colonel – 1st Georgia Infantry; U.S. Representative – Georgia – 1851-55

# chastainelijahwebb
 

CHEATHAM, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1820-86) Confederate Major General –Tennessee

# cheathambenjaminfranklin
 

CHEKHOV, ANTON PAVLOVICH (1860-1904) Russian Writer & Playwright

# chekhovantonpavlovich
 

CHENEY, CHARLES EDWARD (1836-1916) American Bishop in the Reformed Episcopal Church

# cheneycharlesedward
 

CHENOWETH, WILLIAM J. (1823-1915) Union Surgeon – 35th Illinois Infantry – 1861-62; Member of GAR Post #141 - Decatur, Illinois

# chenowethwilliamj
 

CHESNUT, JAMES, JR. (1815-85) Confederate Brigadier General – South Carolina; U.S. Senator – South Carolina – 1858-60

# chesnutjamesjr
 

CHILDS, FREDERICK LYNN (1831-94) Confederate Lieutenant Colonel

# childsfredericklynn
 

CHINIQUY, CHARLES (1809-99) Canadian-Born Catholic Priest; Settled in Kankakee, Illinois; Was defended in an 1855 libel lawsuit by Abraham Lincoln

# chiniquycharles

Denounced the Catholic Church in mid-life, warning that importing thousands of immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and France, the American Civil War, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln were Vatican plots to take over the United States.

 

 

CHITTENDEN, SIMEON B. (1814-89) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1874-81

# chittendensimeonb
 

CHURCHILL, CLEMENTINE S. (1885-1977) Wife of Winston Churchill

# churchillclementines
 

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. (1874-1965) Prime Minister of England – 1940-45 & 1951-55

# churchillwinstons
 

CIENFUEGOS, CAMILO (1932-59) Prominent Figure in the Cuban Revolutionary Army

# cienguegoscamilo
 

CINQUE, JOSEPH (circa 1814-79) Kidnapped West African, led the revolt aboard the "Amistad" in 1839

# cinquej
 

CLAIBORNE, JOHN M. (1839-1909) Confederate Officer – 8th Texas Cavalry, known as Terry’s Texas Rangers; Served under Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joseph Wheeler, and John Wharton, and was wounded three times during the Civil War

# claibornejohnm

Joined President Jefferson Davis and General John C. Breckinridge after they fled Richmond, and was captured by Union Troops near Cedartown, Georgia on May 15, 1865; Editor of a Texas newspaper, the “New Birmingham Times,” in the 1890s

 

CLAIBORNE, WILLIAM CHARLES COLE (1775-1817) First Governor of Mississippi Territory – 1801; First Governor of Orleans Territory – 1804-12; U.S. Senator – Louisiana – 1817; Veteran of the Battle of New Orleans

# claibornewilliamcc
 

CLANTON, JAMES HOLT (1827-71) Confederate Brigadier General – Alabama

# clantonjamesholt
 

CLARK, CHARLES (1811-77) Confederate Brigadier General – Mississippi; Confederate Governor of Mississippi – 1863-65

# clarkc
 

CLARK, DANIEL (1809-91) U.S. Senator – New Hampshire – 1857-66

# clarkdaniel
 

CLARK, JAMES BEAUCHAMP “CHAMP” (1850-1921) U.S. Representative – Missouri – 1893-95 & 1897-21; Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – 1911-19

# clarkjamesbeauchamp
 

CLARK, LINCOLN (1800-86) U.S. Congressman – Iowa – 1851-53

# clarklincoln
 

CLARK, WALLIS OLWIN (1854-1914) U.S. Army Officer, graduated from West Point in 1877; Served with the 7th U.S. Cavalry in the western Indian Wars

# clarkwallisolwin
 

CLARK, WILLIAM (1770-1838) American Soldier & Explorer, famous for the “Lewis & Clark Expedition”; Governor of Missouri Territory – 1813-20

# clarkwilliam
 

CLARK, WILLIAM T. (1831-1905) Union Brigadier General – Iowa; U.S. Congressman – Texas – 1870-72

# clarkwilliamt
 

CLARKE, HENRY FRANCIS (1820-87) Union Brevet Major General; Brevetted Brigadier General for Gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg; Aide on the Staff of General George B. McClellan

# clarkehenryfrancis
 

CLARKE, JOHN HOPKINS (1789-1870) U.S. Senator – Rhode Island – 1847-53

# clarkejohnhopkins
 

CLARKE, WILLIAM JOHN (1819-86) Confederate Colonel – 24th North Carolina Infantry

# clarkewilliamjohn
 

CLAUSSENIUS, HENRY (1825-96) German Consul in Chicago, Illinois, circa 1870

# clausseniushenry
 

CLAY, CASSIUS MARCELLUS (1810-1903) Union Major General – Kentucky; U.S. Minister to Russia - 1861-62 & 1863-69

# claycassiusmarcellus
 

CLAY, HENRY (1777-1852) U.S. Secretary of State - 1825-29; U.S. Presidential Candidate - 1824, 1832 & 1844

# clayhenry

U.S. Senator – Kentucky – 1806-07, 1810-11, 1831-42 & 1849-52; U.S. Congressman – Kentucky – 1813-14, 1815-21 & 1823-25; Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – 1811-14, 1815-20 & 1823-25

 

CLAYTON, HENRY D. (1827-89) Confederate Major General - Alabama

# claytonhenryd
 

CLEBURNE, PATRICK RONAYNE (1828-64) Confederate Major General – Arkansas; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee – November 30, 1864

# cleburnepr
 

CLEM, JOHN LINCOLN “JOHNNY” (1851-1937) Union Lance Sergeant - 22nd Michigan; Served at Chickamauga; Wounded twice during the Atlanta Campaign

# clemjohnny

"The Drummer Boy of Chickamauga"

 

CLEMENS, OLIVIA LANGDON (1845-1904) Wife of American Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain

# clemensolivialangdon
 

CLEMENS, ORION (1825-97) Secretary of the Nevada Territory – 1861-64; Older brother of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famous author who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain

# clemensorion
 

CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE (1835-1910) American Author, also known as Mark Twain

# clemenssamuellanghorne
 

CLEVELAND, FRANCES FOLSOM (1864-1947) U.S. First Lady – 1886-89 & 1893-97

# clevalandfrancesfolsom
 

CLEVELAND, GROVER (1837-1908) Twenty-Second & Twenty-Fourth U.S. President - 1885-89 & 1893-97; Governor of New York – 1883-85; Mayor of Buffalo, New York - 1882

# clevelandgrover
 

CLEVELAND, ROSE ELIZABETH (1846-1918) Sister of Grover Cleveland; Served as functional First Lady during her brother’s time as New York Governor and as U.S. President before his marriage to Frances Folsom

# clevelandroseelizabeth
 

CLIFFORD, NATHAN (1803-81) U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice – 1858-81; U.S. Attorney General – 1846-48; U.S. Representative – Maine – 1839-43

# cliffordnathan
 

CLINCH, DUNCAN LAMONT (1787-1849) U.S. Brevet Brigadier General - Commanded at the Seminole Indian War Battle of Withlacoochie; Served in the War of 1812; U.S. Representative – Georgia - 1845-46

# clinchduncanlamont
 

CLINGMAN, THOMAS L. (1812-1897) Confederate Brigadier General; U.S. Senator – North Carolina – 1858-61; U.S. Representative – North Carolina – 1843-45 & 1847-58

# clingmanthomasl
 

COBB, HOWELL (1815-68) Confederate Major General – Georgia; Confederate Congressman – 1861-62; U.S. Treasury Secretary - 1857-60; U.S. Congressman – Georgia – 1843-51 & 1855-57; Governor of Georgia – 1851-53

# cobbhowell
 

COBB, THOMAS READE ROOTES (1823-62) Confederate Brigadier General – Georgia; Confederate Congressman – 1861-62; Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia – December 13, 1862

# cobbthomasreaderootes
 

COCHRANE, JOHN CROMBIE (1833-87) Renowned Architect in Chicago, Illinois; Designed the State Capitol Buildings in Springfield, Illinois & Des Moines, Iowa

# cochranejohncrombie
 

COCKE, PHILIP ST. GEORGE (1809-61) Confederate Brigadier General – Virginia

# cockephilipstgeorge
 

COCKRELL, FRANCIS M. (1834-1915) Confederate Brigadier General; U.S. Senator – Missouri – 1875-1905

# cockrellfrancism
 

CODY, WILLIAM F. “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917) American Showman

# codywilliamf
 

COLES, RUSSELL J., JR. (?-1928) Noted American Shark Expert & Hunter

# colesrusselljjr
 

COLES, WALTER (1790-1857) Second Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Light Dragoons in the War of 1812; U.S. Congressman – Virginia – 1835-45

# coleswalter
 

COLLAMER, JACOB (1791-1865) U.S. Postmaster General – 1849-50; U.S. Senator – Vermont – 1855-65

# collamerjacob
 

COLLIER, BARRON G. (1873-1939) American Entrepreneur, instrumental in the development of southwestern Florida; Namesake of Collier County, Florida

# collierbarrong
 

COLLIER, HENRY W. (1801-55) Governor of Alabama – 1849-53; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama – 1837-49

# collierhenryw
 

COLLINS, FRANCIS D. (1841-91) U.S. Congressman – Pennsylvania – 1875-79

# collinsfrancis
 

COLLINS, THOMAS LeROY (1909-91) Governor of Florida - 1955-61; U.S. Navy Lieutenant – 1944-46

# collinsthomasleroy
 

COLLYER, ROBERT (1823-1912) English-Born American Unitarian Clergyman in Chicago, Illinois

# collyerrobert
 

COLQUITT, ALFRED H. (1824-1894) Confederate Brigadier General –Georgia; U.S. Representative – Georgia – 1853-55; Governor of Georgia – 1877-82; U.S. Senator – Georgia – 1883-94

# colquittalfredh
 

COLTON, CHAUNCEY SILL (1800-85) Union Quartermaster – 83rd Illinois Infantry, 1862-63, the unit being heavily engaged in the attack of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Joseph Wheeler on Fort Donelson, Tennessee – February 3, 1864

# coltonchaunceysill
 

COMSTOCK, ANTHONY (1844-1915) American Anti-Obscenity Crusader, created the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice; Union Army Private – 17th Connecticut Infantry

# comstockanthony
 

COOK, JAMES (1728-79) British Naval Officer & Explorer; Known for voyages to Australia, New Zealand & The Hawaiian Islands, where he was killed by natives in 1779

# cookjames
 

COOKE, WILLIAM WINER (1846-76) U.S. Army Officer during the American Civil War & Indian Wars; Served as adjutant for 7th Cavalry Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and was killed during the Battle of the Little Bighorn – June 25, 1876

# cookewilliamwiner
 

COOLIDGE, CALVIN (1872-1933) Thirtieth U.S. President - 1923-29; U.S. Vice President – 1921-23; Governor of Massachusetts – 1919-21

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COOLIDGE, GRACE (1879-1957) U.S. First Lady - 1923-29; Wife of U.S. President Calvin Coolidge

# coolidgegrace
 

COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE (1789-1851) American Author; Wrote “The Last of the Mohicans” & “The Deerslayer”

# cooperjamesfenimore
 

COOPER, SAMUEL (1798-1876) Confederate General – Virginia

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CORBETT, BOSTON (1832-94?) Union Sergeant – 16th New York Cavalry; Killed Lincoln Assassin John Wilkes Booth, April 26 1865

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CORBIN, HENRY CLARK (1842-1909) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Lieutenant – 83rd & 79th Ohio Infantries; Union Colonel – 14th U.S. Colored Troops; Spanish-American War General

# corbinhenryclark
 

CORCORAN, MICHAEL (1827-63) Union Brigadier General - New York

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CORDAY, CHARLOTTE (1768-93) French Revolution – Assassinated Jacobin Leader Jean-Paul Marat & was executed by guillotine on July 17, 1793

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CORNELL, PAUL (1822-1904) Prominent Attorney, Real Estate Developer, and Insurance Executive in Chicago, Illinois; Founder of Hyde Park & Cornell, early suburbs of Chicago

# cornellpaul
 

CORNING, ERASTUS (1794-1872) American Industrialist – New York Central Railroad Founder; U.S. Congressman – 1857-59 & 1861-63

# corningerastus
 

COUCH, IRA (1806-57) Notable Businessman in Chicago, Illinois; Opened the Tremont House Hotel in 1836; Burial in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois; Brother of James Couch

# couchira
 

COUCH, JAMES (1800-91) Businessman & Proprietor of Tremont House in Chicago, Illinois; Brother of Ira Couch

# couchjames
 

COWAN, EDGAR (1815-85 U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania – 1861-67

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CRAGIN, AARON HARRISON (1821-98) U.S Representative – New Hampshire – 1855-59; U.S Senator – New Hampshire – 1865-77

# craginaaronharrison
 

CRAM, THOMAS J. (1804-83) Union Brevet Major General; Staff Officer to General John Wool

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CRANE, HAROLD HART (1899-1932) American Poet

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CRANSTON, ROBERT BENNIE (1791-1873) U.S. Representative - Rhode Island – 1837-43 & 1847-49

# cranstonrobertbennie
 

CRATTY, THOMAS (1833-?) Prominent Attorney in Peoria, Illinois

# crattythomas
 

CRAWFORD, GEORGE WALKER (1798-1872) U.S. Secretary of War – 1849-50; Governor of Georgia – 1843-47; U.S. Representative – Georgia - 1843

# crawfordgeorgewalker
 

CRAWFORD, MARTIN J. (1820-83) Confederate Congressman – Georgia; Confederate Colonel – 3rd Georgia Cavalry; Served on the staff of General Howell Cobb; U.S. Congressman – Georgia – 1855-61

# crawfordmartinj
 

CRESWELL, JOHN A.J. (1828-91) U.S. Postmaster General – 1869-74; U.S. Senator – Maryland – 1865-67

# creswelljohnaj
 

CRITTENDEN, JOHN JORDAN (1787-1863) U.S. Attorney General - 1841 & 1850-53; U.S. Congressman – Kentucky – 1861-63; U.S. Senator – Kentucky – 1817-19, 1835-48 & 1855-61; Governor of Kentucky – 1848-50; Veteran of the War of 1812

# crittendenjohnjordan
 

CRITTENDEN, THOMAS L. (1819-93) Union Major General – Kentucky

# crittendenthomsj
 

CROCKETT, DAVID "DAVY" (1786-1836) American Frontiersman & Folk Hero; U.S. Congressman - Tennessee - 1827-31; Killed at the Battle of the Alamo, during the Texas Revolution

# crockettdavid
 

CROWELL, JOHN (1801-83) U.S. Representative - Ohio – 1847-51; Major General of Ohio Militia

# crowelljohn
 

CUHL, PETER (1833-89) Prussian-Born Commission Merchant in Cairo, Illinois

# cuhlpeter
 

CURIE, MARIE (1867-1934) Polish-born French Physicist & Chemist

# curiemarie
 

CURRIER, CHARLES LOYAL (1828-?) Prominent Insurance Executive in Chicago, Illinois; Official in the American Insurance Company

# curriercharlesloyal
 

CUSTER, BOSTON (1848-76) Brother of George Armstrong & Thomas Custer; Killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, June 25, 1876

# custerboston
 

CUSTER, ELIZABETH B. (1842-1933) Wife of 7th Cavalry Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer; Author of Numerous Books on Her Husband and the American West

# custerelizabethb
 

CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG (1839-76) Union Major General of Cavalry – Michigan; Lieutenant Colonel – 7th U.S. Cavalry – Killed-in-Action at Little Big Horn

# custergeorgea
 

CUSTER, THOMAS W. (1845-76) U.S. Army Officer; Twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for service during the American Civil War; Younger brother of George Armstrong Custer, in whose command he was killed-in-action at the Battle of Little Big Hor

# custerthomasw
 

CUSTIS, GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE (1781-1857) American Author; Grandson of Martha Washington; Father-in-Law of Robert E. Lee; Owner of Arlington House

# custisgeorgewashingtonparke
 

CUTLER, AUGUSTUS W. (1827-97) U.S. Congressman – New Jersey – 1875-79

# cutleraugustusw
 

D'ANNUNZIO, GABRIELE, PRINCE OF MONTENEVOSO (1863-1938) Italian Poet, Orator, Journalist, Politician, and Army Officer during World War I

# dannunziogabriele
 

DACIER, ANNE LE FEVRE (1651-1720) French Scholar, Translator, and Editor

# dacierannelefevre
 

DADE, FRANCIS L. (ca.1793-1835) U.S. Army Officer; Ambushed and killed during the Second Seminole War near present-day Ocala, Florida, in what came to be known as the "Dade Massacre"

# dadefrancisl
 

DAGUERRE, LOUIS (1787-1851) French Artist & Photographer, recognized for his invention of the Daguerreotype

# daguerrelouis
 

DAHLGREN, JOHN A. (1809-70) Union Rear Admiral - Pennsylvania

# dahlgrenjohna
 

DAHLGREN, MADELEINE VINTON (1825-89) American Writer, Translator, and Anti-Suffragist; Married U.S. Admiral John A Dahlgren in 1865

# dahlgrenmadeleinevinton
 

DALE, RICHARD (1756-1826) American Revolutionary War, Officer in the Continental Navy; U.S. Navy Commodore – First Barbary War

# dalerichard
 

DALLAS, ALEXANDER J. (1759-1817) U.S. Treasury Secretary - 1814-16; Acting U.S. Secretary of War - 1815

# dallasalexanderj
 

DALLAS, GEORGE M. (1792-1864) U.S. Vice President – 1845-49; U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania – 1831-33; Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 1828-29; Namesake of Dallas Counties in Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Texas

# dallasgeorgem
 

DALTON, TRISTRAM (1738-1817) U.S. Senator - Massachusetts - 1789-91; Close friend of George Washington

# daltontristram
 

DANA, AMASA (1792-1867) U.S. Congressman – New York – 1843-45

# danaamasa
 

DANA, CHARLES A. (1819-97) Assistant U.S. Secretary of War – 1864-65; Publisher & Editor of the “New York Sun”

# danacharlesa
 

DANA, NAPOLEON J.T. (1822-1905) Union Major General; Saw action from Ball’s Bluff to Antietam; Veteran of the Mexican War

# dananapoleonjt
 

DANIELS, JOSEPHUS (1862-1948) U.S. Navy Secretary – 1913-21; American Diplomat and Newspaper Editor

# danielsjosephus
 

DARROW, CLARENCE S. (1857-1938) American Attorney, most remembered for his role as defense attorney in the “Scopes Monkey Trial”

# darrowclarences
 

DARWIN, CHARLES (1809-82) English Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist; Proponent of the Theory of Evolution

# darwincals
 

DAVENPORT, BAILEY (1823-90) Early Settler & Wealthy Landowner in Rock Island, Illinois; Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois – 1861-66, 1873-74, and 1875-76; Son of Colonel George Davenport

# davenportbailey
 

DAVENPORT, GEORGE (1783-1845) English-Born American Explorer, Frontiersman, and Indian Trader; U.S. Army Soldier, served in the War of 1812

# davenportgeorge

Early settler of the Iowa Territory and Rock Island, Illinois; Namesake of Davenport, Iowa, part of the present-day “Quad Cities”; Murdered at his home in Rock Island, Illinois by members of a Midwestern ruffian gang, the “Banditti of the Prairie,” on July 4, 1845

 

DAVIDSON, HENRY BREVARD (1831-99) Confederate Brigadier General – Tennessee

# davidsonhenrybrevard
 

DAVIS, JEFFERSON C. (1828-79) Union Brigadier General – Indiana; Killed Union General William Nelson in a Louisville hotel – September 29, 1862

# davisjeffersonc
 

DAVIS, JEFFERSON F. (1808-89) Confederate President – 1861-65; U.S. Secretary of War – 1853-57; U.S. Senator – Mississippi – 1847-51 & 1857-61; Colonel of the First Mississippi Volunteers during the Mexican War

# davisjf
 

DAVIS, RICHARD HARDING (1864-1916) Journalist & Writer, the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War

# davisrichardharding
 

DAVIS, VARINA ANNE (1864-1898) Daughter of Jefferson & Varina Davis; Known as the “Daughter of the Confederacy”

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DAVIS, VARINA HOWELL (1826-1906) First Lady of the Confederacy; Wife of Confederate President Jefferson F. Davis

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DAVIS, WILLIAM HOPE (1835-?) Prominent Physician in Springfield, Illinois

# daviswilliamhope
 

DAVIS, WILLIAM W.H. (1820-1910) Union Brevet Brigadier General – Pennsylvania; Union Colonel – 104th Pennsylvania Infantry

# daviswilliamwh
 

DAWES, HENRY L. (1816-1903) U.S. Congressman & Senator - Massachusetts - 1857-93; Commission Chairman for the Five Civilized Tribes - Indian Territory – 1893-1903

# daweshenryl
 

DAY, WILLIAM R. (1849-1923) U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice – 1903-22; U.S. Secretary of State - 1898

# daywilliamr
 

DE LA CHAISE, FRANCOIS (1624-1709) French Jesuit Priest, the father confessor of King Louis XIV of France

# delachaisefrancois
 

DE LA MARE, WALTER (1873-1956) English Poet, Short Story Writer, and Novelist

# walterdelamare
 

DE LAGNEL, JULIUS ADOLPHUS (1827-1912) Confederate Brigadier General

# delagneljuliusadoplhus
 

DEAN, EZRA (1795-1872) War of 1812 - Served in the 11th U.S. Infantry - Commissioned Lieutenant for meritorious conduct at the sortie of Fort Erie; U.S. Congressman – Ohio – 1841-45

# deanezra
 

DEANE, CHARLES HENRY (1827-82) Union Brevet Lieutenant Colonel – 86th Illinois Infantry, heavily engaged at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia – June 27, 1864; Prominent citizen and businessman in Peoria, Illinois after the Civil War

# deanecharleshenry
 

DEARING, JAMES (1840-65) Confederate Brigadier General; Mortally wounded during the Appomattox Campaign - April 6, 1865

# dearingjames
 

DEBERRY, EDMUND (1787-1859) U.S. Representative – North Carolina – 1829-31, 1833-45, and 1849-51

# deberryedmund
 

DEBRAY, XAVIER BLANCHARD (1818-95) Confederate Brigadier General

# debrayxavierblanchard
 

DEBS, EUGENE V. (1855-1926) American Socialist, Political Activist, and Trade Unionist; A founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World; Five-time Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. President

# debseugenev
 

DEBUSSY, CLAUDE (1862-1918) French Composer

# debussyc
 

DECATUR, STEPHEN (1779-1820) U.S. Navy Commodore – Barbary Wars & The War of 1812; Namesake of Decatur, Illinois

# decaturs
 

DEE, JOHN (1527-1608 or 1609) English Mathematician, Astronomer, and Astrologer; Advisor & court astronomer to Elizabeth I

# deejohn
 

DEERE, JOHN (1804-86) American Inventor & Businessman; Founder of Deere & Company; Invented the first commercially successful steel plow in 1837

# deerejohn
 

DEERING, NATHANIEL C. (1827-87) U.S. Congressman – Iowa – 1877-83

# deeringnathanielc
 

DEFOE, DANIEL (1660-1731) English Writer, Journalist, and Pamphleteer

# defoedaniel
 

DEMMOND, MARTIN HAWLEY (1803-54) Prominent Merchant & Early Real Estate Investor in Joliet, Illinois

# demmondmh
 

DENISON, DUDLEY C. (1819-1905) U.S. Congressman – Vermont – 1875-79

# denisondudleyc
 

DENNISON, WILLIAM (1815-82) U.S. Postmaster General – 1864-66; Governor of Ohio – 1860-62

# dennisonwilliam
 

DENT, FREDERICK T. (1820-92) Union Brigadier General of Volunteers – Missouri; Brother-in-Law & Aide-de-Camp to General Ulysses S. Grant – 1864-65; Military Secretary to President Grant – 1869-73

# dentfrederickt
 

DENT, WILLIAM BARTON WADE (1806-55) U.S. Representative – Georgia – 1853-55

# dentwilliambartonwade
 

DESHA, ROBERT (1791-1849) U.S. Representative – Tennessee – 1827-31; Captain in the 24th U.S. Infantry during the War of 1812

# desharobert
 

DEVIN, THOMAS C. (1822-78) Union Brigadier General – New York

# devinthomasc
 

DEWEIN, VALENTINE (1817-91) German-Born Merchant, Railroad Company Director, and Banking Executive in Peoria, Illinois

# deweinvalentine
 

DICKENS, CHARLES (1812-70) English Writer & Social Critic

# dickenscharles
 

DICKERSON, MAHLON (1770-1853) U.S. Navy Secretary – 1834-38; Governor of New Jersey – 1815-17; U.S. Senator – New Jersey – 1817-33

# dickersonm
 

DICKINSON, ANNA E. (1842-1932) American Abolitionist, Author & Orator

# dickinsonannae
 

DIDION, JOAN (1934- ) American Writer

# didionjoan
 

DIETRICH, MARLENE (1901-92) German-born American Actress & Singer

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DIEUDONNE, COSTE (1892-1973) French Aviator; Fighter Ace during World War I

# dieudonnecoste
 

DIGBY, SIR KENELM (1603-65) English Courtier, Diplomat, and Natural Philosopher; His father, Sir Everard, was executed in 1606 for his part in the Gunpowder Plot

# digbyk
 

DILLINGER, JOHN H. (1903-34) American Bank Robber of the Great Depression Era

# dillingerjohnh
 

DILLINGHAM, PAUL, JR. (1799-1891) Governor of Vermont – 1865-67; U.S. Congressman – Vermont – 1843-47

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DIMMICK, MILO M. (1811-72) U.S. Congressman – Pennsylvania – 1849-53

# dimmickmm
 

DISNEY, WALTER ELIAS “WALT” (1901-66) American Entrepreneur, Animator, and Film Producer

# disneywalt
 

DIX, JOHN A. (1798-1879) Union Major General – New York; Governor of New York – 1873-75; U.S. Treasury Secretary – 1861; U.S. Senator – New York - 1845-49; Namesake of Fort Dix, New Jersey

# dixjohna
 

DOBBIN, JAMES C. (1814-57) U.S. Navy Secretary – 1853-57; U.S. Congressman – North Carolina – 1845-47

# dobbinjc
 

DOCKERY, THOMAS P. (1833-98) Confederate Brigadier General

# dockerytp
 

DODGE, GRENVILLE M. (1831-1916) Union Major General – Iowa; Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad – 1866-70; U.S. Congressman – Iowa – 1867-69

# dodgegrenvillem
 

DOLES, GEORGE PIERCE (1830-64) Confederate Brigadier General – Georgia; Killed-in-Action at Bethesda Church, Virginia – June 2, 1864

# dolesgeorgepierce
 

DONELSON, ANDREW JACKSON (1799-1871) U.S. Diplomat; Candidate for U.S. Vice President – 1856; Nephew, Aide-de-Camp, and Private Secretary to Andrew Jackson

# donelsonaj
 

DONNELL, FORREST C. (1884-1980) Governor of Missouri – 1941-45; U.S. Senator – Missouri – 1945-51

# donnellforrestc
 

DORE, JOHN CLARK (1822-1900) Elected Superintendent of Public Schools in Chicago, Illinois - 1854; Elected President of the Chicago Board of Trade - 1866; Illinois State Senator – 1868-72

# dorejohnclark
 

DORSEY, STEPHEN WALLACE (1842-1916) Union Captain – 1st Ohio Light Artillery; U.S. Senator – Arkansas – 1873-79

# dorseystephenwallace
 

DORVAL, MARIE (1798-1849) French Actress

# dorvalm
 

DOSTOEVSKY, FYODOR (1821-81) Russian Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist, and Journalist

# dostoevskyf
 

DOUBLEDAY, ABNER (1819-93) Union Major General – New York; Popularly credited with inventing the game of Baseball

# doubledayabner
 

DOW, NEAL (1804-97) Union Brigadier General – Maine; Colonel of the 13th Maine Volunteer Infantry; Wounded and Captured during the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana on June 30, 1863

# downeal
 

DOW, SAMUEL KNIGHT (1828-1903) Prominent Attorney in Chicago, Illinois; Elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1872

# dowsamuelknight
 

DOWNS, SOLOMON W. (1801-54) U.S. Senator – Louisiana – 1847-53

# downssolomonw
 

DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN (1859-1930) British Writer & Physician

# doylesirarthurconan
 

DRAPER, WILLIAM F. (1842-1910) Union Brevet Brigadier General; Union Lieutenant – 25th Massachusetts Infantry; Union Lieutenant Colonel – 36th Massachusetts Infantry; U.S. Congressman – Massachusetts – 1893-97

# draperwilliamf
 

DRAYTON, THOMAS F. (1809-91) Confederate Brigadier General - South Carolina

# draytonthomasf
 

DROMGOOLE, GEORGE COKE (1797-1847) U.S. Congressman – Virginia – 1835-41 & 1843-47

# dromgoolegeorgecoke
 

DRUM, RICHARD C. (1825-1909) Union Brevet Brigadier General

# drumrichardc
 

DUDLEY, ANNE DALLAS (1876-1955) American Suffragette

# dudleyannedallas
 

DUKE, BASIL W. (1838-1916) Confederate Brigadier General - Kentucky

# dukebasilw