Category Archives: Soldiers & Statesmen

Hiram Ulysses Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was born in 1822 at Point Pleasant, Ohio.

He wrote an extensive autobiography that includes many details about his parents and family. His ancestors were from the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania area and he had relatives in Maysville, …

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George Catlett Marshall

George C. Marshall was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1880.

His parents were both from the Maysville Kentucky area. His mother’s family were Union supporters during the Civil War but his father was a Confederate POW. His father was a …

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Cordell Hull

“Cordell Hull was born in 1871 in Pickett County Tennessee one of five boys. His father was a farmer. He attended a one room school and later schools in Kentucky and Southern Ohio, eventually earning a law degree and returning …

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William Childs Westmoreland

“William C. Westmoreland was born in Spartanburg South Carolina in 1914. His father was a successful textile manufacturer. He attended West Point and graduated in 1936. He served in WWII first as an artillery commander then as a staff officer. …

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George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio in 1839.

He graduated last in his class at West Point in 1861, but became the youngest Brigadier General in the army by 1864. He took part in major Civil War …

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Stand Watie

“Stand Watie, or Oowatie, was born in northwestern Georgia in 1806. He was a son of aristocratic Cherokee land owners, and a brother to Elias Boudinot, born Buck Watie. Stand Watie was an educated man and played a major part …

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