Winnetka’s Civil War Survivors
When the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, people across the country felt called to fight. This was true for early Winnetka settlers Frank Alson Alles and William Henry Kinney, as well as Julian Edward Buckbee and Albert Banfield Capron, who moved to the Village shortly after the war’s end. These four men risked their lives for the Union cause and, against the odds, made it home alive after the war. Learn more about these fascinating Winnetkans who fought and survived the Civil War. CLICK HERE!
Winnetkan Sanford S. Burr was a Civil War survivor and prolific inventor. Read more about him and his connection to the Winnetka Historical Society HERE!
Sacrifice for Liberty: The Lives and Deaths of Charles Davis and George Willson
While most Winnetkans who fought for the Union survived the Civil War, two young men, Charles Davis and George Willson, paid the ultimate sacrifice in the long and arduous fight for liberty. Learn more about their heroic lives and tragic deaths. CLICK HERE!
Scroll through the gallery of Civil War-era materials and images from the Winnetka Historical Society’s collections and beyond. CLICK HERE!