14 Facts About The Civil War That Your History Teachers Didn't Tell You - The first surgeon in US military history, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, worked during the Civil War. She was the only woman to win the Medal of Honor, as well.
P.G.T Beauregard was a military officer that was prominent in the Confederate states army during the American Civil War.
Ely Samuel Parker, could not become a lawyer because he was not a (white)citizen, was commissioned during the Civil War. He wrote the final draft of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. And he was not a black man, or a white man. He was Seneca
theoddmentemporium: Bullet in a Bible A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.
General MacArthur's Dad was a Civil War bad-ass..."Little Mac was soon ahead of the entire Union Army carrying the colors of the 24th in the race to the top. Canisters exploded around... as he charged up the slope. A shell burst knocked him to the ground... he was back on his feet, waving the flag high as the men of the 24th raced behind him. 'Little Mac' cleared the Confederate barricades. With a pistol in one hand and the unit’s flag in the other, he was the first blue coat atop the…