Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He was jailed after the Confederacy surrendered to the Union, but eventually freed when the U.S. government realized it could very well lose a legal argument against Davis and the right of state secession.
Edmund Ruffin fired the first shot at Fort Sumter, officially kicking off the Civil War. With Lee's Surrender at Appomattox, Ruffin committed Suicide, Shooting himself in the head. Hence, he is often associated with shooting the first and last shots of the Civil War. Picture ca. 1860-65
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, by Matthew Brady c. 1851. He established himself as a hero in the Mexican-American War. From 1851–1861 he taught at the Virginia Military Institute. He earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War. Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, 1863, in Guinea Station, Virginia, after being wounded by friendly fire at Chancellorsville.
James Longstreet (January 1821 – January 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.
Robert Clary was the youngest of 14 children. In 1942, because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp, Ottmuth. He was later sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated on 11 April 1945. Twelve other members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz. Clary was the only survivor. When he returned to Paris after the war, he learned that 3 of his siblings had not been taken away & survived the Nazi occupation of France. He played LeBeau on the t.v. show "Hogan's…