LET’S GET JIGGY WITH ALPHEUS STARKEY WILLIAMS!
This Michigan brigadier was a solid, if little known, performer across multiple theaters.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH WILLIAM RANDALL ROBERTS!
Future United States Representative who helped organize the 1866 Fenian raid against British Canada.
(A little outside our established wheelhouse, but I’m off to Toronto tomorrow and nothing brings me back to posting here like my pre-vacation dead spots do.)
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH CLAUDIUS WISTAR SEARS!
Bay State math professorand former army officer turned Confederate general who saw action in the Western Theater.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH SAMUEL KOSCIUSZKO ZOOK!
A citizen-soldier and early innovator in the newfangled science of electricity, this Union general was killed at Gettysburg while defending his home state of Pennsylvania and his country.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH ELLISON CAPERS!
From college professor to Confederate general to Episcopal Bishop of South Carolina — a testament to the determination of a solitary man and the power of a well-groomed neckbeard.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH ROELIFF BRINKERHOFF!
Union supply officer whose treatise, “The Volunteer Quartermaster,” had a profound effect on American military logistics up through the early 20th Century.
He was also one of the brave souls who insisted that caging the mentally ill in medieval restraints ran counter to the healing process.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH ROBERT M. LEWIS!
Dapper officer of the 4th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and the great-great-grandfather of “brevetcaptain,” a stalwart supporter of this site.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH ISHAM WARREN GARROTT!
Confederate colonel who received an unintentionally posthumous promotion to brigadier general during the Siege of Vicksburg. May his impeccable taste in haberdashery never be forgotten.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH ALBERT LINDLEY LEE!
Union cavalry commander whose impressive record of accomplishments did not include “the ability to grow a convincing beard,” unfortunately.
LET’S GET JIGGY WITH THE 6TH MAINE INFANTRY!
Because the rank and file troops deserve some love, too. Baths and intensive delousing sessions wouldn’t hurt, either.