Civil War of the United States of America

The American Civil War, also referred to as the War of the Rebellion, was fought from 1861 to 1865 between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy). The war was fought over the enslavement of Black people in America. A monument to Harvard Medical School's Union Soldiers and Sailors who gave their lives for freedom, hangs in Harvard Medical School's Gordon Hall and reads:

"To the Memory of the Graduates and Members of the Medical School of Harvard University who fell in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion.

Erected by the Class of 1869-70

  • John Lawrence Fox
  • Charles Henry Wheelwright
  • Samuel Lee Bigelow
  • Edward Hutchinson Robbins Revere
  • William Henry Heath
  • Samuel Foster Haven
  • Robert Ware
  • Lucius Manlius Sargent
  • Ira Wilson Bragg
  • jJohn Edward Hill
  • Dixi Crosby Hoyt
  • Henry Sylvanus Plympton
  • Edward Bromfield Mason
  • John Fletcher Stevenson
  • William Borrowe Gibson
  • Neil K Cunn
  • James Witchman
  • Eugene Patterson Robbins
  • Henry Livingston Dearing
  • Nathaniel Bowditch
  • Oliver Dean Root"
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