Confederate Gen'l Richard "Dick" Taylor - son of former US president Zachary Taylor, and brother-in-law of President Jeff Davis. He had remarkable success early in the Civil War serving under Stonewall Jackson, however after being sent to command in the west, he served under less gifted men than Jackson and even than himself. After receiving an order from his commander while in the midst of a battle ordering him to withdraw, he replied to the courier, "Too late, sir, … the battle is won.”
Mary "Stagecoach Mary" Fields. Born c. 1812, a slave who became the first African American woman to be employed as a mail carrier by the US Postal Service because she was able to hitch a team of six horses to a stagecoach faster than any other applicant. Known as "Stagecoach Mary" because of her reliability to walk ten miles in any weather to the mail depot, and the fact that she never missed a day of work.