Who was Lewis A. Grant?

Introduction Lewis Addison Grant (17 January 1828 to 20 March 1918) was a teacher, lawyer, soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and later United States Assistant Secretary of War. He was among the leading officers from the state of Vermont, and received the Medal of Honour for “personal gallantry and intrepidity.”… Read More


Who was Richard Conner?

Introduction Richard Conner (23 December 1843 to 04 November 1923) was an American Civil War Union Army soldier who received the Medal of Honour for his bravery in action. Biography A 17-year-old resident of Burlington, New Jersey when he enlisted in the 6th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on 07 August 1861, he was mustered in… Read More

What was the American Civil War (1861-1865)?

Introduction The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 12 April 1861 to 09 May 1865 (last shot fired 22 June 1865), fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America. The civil… Read More