Wm. L. Smedley/Drum Major, 5th Regt/PRVC. Smedley enlisted as a private in Company K. in June 1861 and later transferred to the 191st Pennsylvania Infantry in June 1864. At Gettysburg, the 5th Reserves were in Colonel J.W. Fisher's Brigade of Crawford's Division, III Corps and came to the support of Rice's (Vincent's) Brigade fighting furiously on Little Round Top.
On September 19, 1863 in the Brock Field at Chickamauga, Jacob Miller of the 9th Indiana Infantry was shot in the face, but survived. He wrote, “I have an everyday reminder of it in my wound and constant pain in the head, never free of it while not asleep. The whole scene is imprinted on my brain as with a steel engraving.” Every time he looked in a mirror for the rest of his life.
"[Ulysses S. Grant] achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War, capturing Vicksburg in 1863 and Richmond in 1865. He accepted the surrender of his great Confederate opponent Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse."
Major General, Henry "Harry" Heth. Grandfather fought in the American Revolution. Cousin of George Pickett. Served under Kirby Smith in the West before for rejoining the ANV in 1863. Promoted to Major General after Chancellorsville, and served under AP Hill at Gettysburg. (West Point - Class of 1847).
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), graduated sixth in class from West Point in 1840, operated law firm in Leavenworth in 1858, general commander of U.S. Army during Civil War, his "march to the sea" burned Atlanta and destroyed farmland, directed military campaigns to stop Indian resistance across plains