deaf-soldiers-in-civil-war

The deaf in the Civil War

– Barnard, John Gross
fought for the Union

was hard of hearing, but was able to graduate
from West Point

– Berkeley, William Meade
fought for the Confederate

was wounded in action

– Blount, John
fought for the Union

graduated from Kentucky SD and became a teacher
at the same school

– Chamberlain, William Martin
fought for the Union

hid his deafness and fought for a while before
his deafness was discovered and he was
discharged

– Chamberlayne, Hartwell Macon
fought for the Confederate

at the Battle of Newmarket, he ran into
James Jennings (see below) who was a
prisoner of war

– English, Henry Clay
fought for the Confederate

taught at schools for the deaf before
fighting in the war; when war ended
he went back to his teaching career

– Fischer, G.E.
fought for the Union

served on the Union ships during the war

– George, James Goodloe
fought for the Union

was a career teacher, like English (see above)

– Jennings, James
fought for the Union

as a prisoner of war, made acquaintance with
a rival solder (Chamberlayne, see above).
They both knew each other from way back before
the war broke out

– King, Robert Heber
fought for the Confederate

cultivated the contacts of higher ranked
officers, which helped him in his post war
careers in various positions

– McFarland, James H.
fought for the Confederate

role in the war was to carry dispatches between
Confederate troops positioned away from each
other on the field

– Oppenheimer, Benedict
fought for the Confederate

was a rarity; one of the few Confederate solders
of Jewish faith; was the one that fired the cannons,
since noise did not bother him!

– Simpson, William
fought for the Union

was able to hide his deafness throughout the war

– Yeager, John H.
fought for the Union

graduated from the Kentucky School for the Deaf