Military families split by the Civil War

The Civil War was literally brother against brother on many levels.  The following families are representative of the more well-known splist caused by the Civil War:

  1. President Lincoln (Union) was divided against his Confederate brother-in-law, General Benjamin H. Helm
  2. General George McClellan (Union) was divided against his cousin Major H.B. McClellan
  3. General George Meade (Union) was divided against his brother-in-law General Henry Wise
  4. General Thomas T. Crittendon (Union) was divided against his cousin, General George B. Crittendon
  5. Generals Napolean Nuford and John Buford were divided against their cousin General Abraham Buford

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