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People to Know

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Robert Anderson (1805–1871): Union major who surrendered Fort Sumter to Confederates in April 1861

John Andrew (1818–1867): governor of Massachusetts, 1860–66; organized the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Regiment, the first black Northern unit in the Civil War

B

Pierre G. T. Beauregard (1818–1893): Confederate general who captured Fort Sumter in April 1861; also served at First Bull Run and Shiloh

John Wilkes Booth (1838–1865): American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

Braxton Bragg (1817–1876): Confederate general who led the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Tennessee; fought at Perryville, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga

James Buchanan (1791–1868): fifteenth president of the United States, 1857–61

Ambrose E. Burnside (1824–1881): Union general who commanded the Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg; also fought at First Bull Run, Antietam, and in Ulysses S. Grant's Wilderness campaign

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John C. Calhoun (1782–1850): South Carolina politician; vice president of the United...

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