The USS Essex. The 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat, originally a steam-powered ferry, was acquired during the American Civil War by the US Army in 1861 for the Western Gunboat Flotilla. She was transferred to the US Navy in 1862 and participated in several operations on the Mississippi River, including the capture of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson in 1863.
Delavan S. Miller. Miller enlisted at the age of 12 and served as a drummer in Co. H, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery. That unit began the war occupying fortifications surrounding Washington. However, in May 1864, the unit was transferred to the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac and saw action throughout the rest of the war, suffering over 1,100 battle casualties.
Maj. Gen. John Alexander McClernand (May 30, 1812 – September 20, 1900) was an American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. During the siege of Vicksburg, Grant relieved McClernand of his command for his intemperate and unauthorized communication with the press, finally putting an end to a rivalry that had caused Grant discomfort since the beginning of the war. McClernand left the Army in 1864 and served as a judge and a politician in the postbellum era.
Sgt. William H. Carney won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Civil War on July 18, 1863 (the first Black soldier to receive the coveted award). Sargent Carney, a member of the 54th Massachusetts Colored infantry was wounded twice during the charge on Fort Wagner, S.C. while rescuing the Union Flag.
An American Concentration Camp This is in AMERICA. During the Civil War, "Camp Sumter" as it was officially known was built east of Andersonville in February of 1864 & received roughly 45,000 Union prisoners. Nearly 13,000 soldiers died. (I had heard 'Camp Sumter' mentioned in movies but never knew this is what it was. There were 'camps' like this in the north also.) kn