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John Brown Gordon (February 6, 1832 – January 9, 1904) was one of Robert E. Lee's most trusted Confederate generals during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a strong opponent of Reconstruction and is thought by some to have been the titular leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia during the late 1860s. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from 1873 to 1880, and again from 1891–1897. He also served as the 53rd Governor of Georgia from 1886 to 1890.
James Jay Archer (December 19, 1817 – October 24, 1864) was a lawyer and an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War, and he later served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Taken as a prisoner of war at the Battle of Gettysburg, Archer was the first general officer captured from Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was captured on the first day at Gettysburg.
An amazing man...General Joshua Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, professor of rhetoric, Governor of Maine, and President of Bowdoin College. Also the character upon whom Jeff Daniel's character in Gettysburg was based.
Richard Brooke Garnett (November 21, 1817 – July 3, 1863) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. He was killed during Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Garnett was born on the "Rose Hill" estate in Essex County, Virginia. He was Fenton's uncle, twin to her father William Henry Garnett, who died in the yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk, 1855.
American Civil War: Leroy Hermance Hermance served in the 67th and 188th New York Volunteers. He wears the rare and unofficial color bearer insignia above his sergeant's strips. Hermance attended the 50th reunion at Gettysburg in 1913 and fell from the train returning to his home resulting in his death.
Confederate General Isaac Trimble, at 61 one of the oldest officers either side; a relentless commander which made him a favorite of General "Stonewall" Jackson. At Gettysburg, assigned to command Dorsey Pender's' division who had been wounded the previous day. Wounded during Pickett's charge. Said of Pickett's charge: "If the men I had the honor to command that day could not take that hill, all Hell could not have taken the hill!" Captured at Gettysburg and never returned to the field.