You've seen the Civil War movie "Glory" ? Robert Gould Shaw commanded the Massachusetts Infantry, an African-American regiment. He took command at the age of He would die leading them during their ill-fated assault outside of Charleston, SC.
William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson – October was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas.