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Person Rank Importance/Significance of
Person
Side of the Conflict
Abraham Lincoln
1 President from 1860; held the union
t...
Harriet Beecher
Stowe 7
She wrote the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin,
which triggered tensions between North
and South. The North...
William T. Sherman
14
Commanding general of the Union Army;
best known for his "March to the Sea", in
which he captured an...
constant defeats, but Pope didn't really
make things better. Pope lost 15000
men at Bull Run to Jackson's army and
was rel...
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  1. 1. Person Rank Importance/Significance of Person Side of the Conflict Abraham Lincoln 1 President from 1860; held the union together; led the North to victory in the Civil War; issued the Emancipation Proclamation Union Robert E. Lee 2 Confederate General; resigned in the US Army and took command of the Army of Northern VA; his victories earned him praise; his surrender to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Court House ended the Civil War Confederate Ulysses S. Grant 3 Major General; won control of the Mississippi river valley; captured Vicksburg which cut Confederacy in two; defeated General Lee at Petersburg and surrendered him at Appomattox Court House Union Jefferson Davis 4 Major General; won control of the Mississippi river valley; captured Vicksburg which cut Confederacy in two; defeated General Lee at Petersburg and surrendered him at Appomattox Court House Confederate Henry Clay 5 "Known as the Great Compromiser", Henry Clay goal was to preserve the United states. He setup the compromise of 1850. This compromise favored the southern and northern sections; however, it was not successful in preventing the Civil War. Union Thomas Stonewall Jackson 6 After Robert E. Lee, the most known Confederate commander was him. He acquired his nickname Stonewall by General Bee during the 1st Bull Run fight because he didn't come to Bee's aide. He won many battles at Front Royal, 1st Winchester, Cross Keys, and Port Republic and defeated John Pope as well. He was promoted to the commander of the 2nd Corps and his greatest achievement was when he and his soldiers went around the union's Chancellorsville and went to the 11th Corps Confederate
  2. 2. Harriet Beecher Stowe 7 She wrote the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which triggered tensions between North and South. The North further despised slavery and the South insisted the novel as being over exaggerated. Lincoln even recognized her influence and said when he met her. “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!" Union Frederick Douglass 8 He was one of the most influential people that lead the abolitionist movement. Due to his great public speaking skills, he was often asked by the Anti-Slavery Movement Society to make speeches. In 1845, he published his own autobiography and two years later he published his anti-slavery newspaper the North Star. Also, during the civil war, he advised President Lincoln. Union John Brown 9 John Brown was a man that walked the talk. He regularly exhibited action; however, he took it to the extreme. His Goal was to abolish slavery in the whole of the Union. His style of abolishing slavery was by the use of arms that he and his men had seized from the arsenal. Union Stephen Douglas 10 Illinois Senator; sponsored the Kansas- Nebraska Act; this action led to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which heightened political tension and led to the creation of the antislavery Republican Party Union Winfield Scott 11 Famous military commander during the Mexican War and the Civil War; created the Anaconda Plan to defeat the Confederates, which was at first rejected, but later used in part to help defeat the Confederate Army. Union George Pickett 12 Major general; best remembered for helping lead "Pickett's Charge", a bloody attack on the Union army, during the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg; his defeat the Battle of Five Forks helped lead to the eventual Confederate collapse. Confederate George B. McClellan 13 Major general; served a term as the Commander in Chief of the Union Army; had good organization skills, but poor battle tactics; remembered for confronting Lee's troops at the Battle of Antietam Union
  3. 3. William T. Sherman 14 Commanding general of the Union Army; best known for his "March to the Sea", in which he captured and burned Southern cities, inflicting great damage along the way. Union Robert Gould Shaw 15 Commander of the first all- 16black regiment known as the 54th Regiment; had abolitionist parents; died at age 26 during the Battle of Fort Wagner Union John Wilkes Booth 16 An extremely distinguished famous confederate man, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. He was also an actor. He was killed in a shoot out. Union John Bell Hood. 17 It was his father's desire for him to attain a medical profession, but he chose the military instead. He was called on to serve in the confederate army. During his time in the Confederate army, he was promoted many times. He later even became A brigadier General. In most of his battles, he sustained severe wounds and injuries. His right-leg was amputated. His life in the battle-field was always a disaster. Confederate Clara Barton 18 Her long lasting achievement was the establishment of a school in Bordentown, it was free. She also founded the American Red Cross. She began an organization that was based on treating wounded soldiers. Union Andrew Johnson 19 President Lincoln anointed him military governor of Tennessee in 1862. Johnson at first was an advocate of slavery due to his Southern roots, but soon changed his views due to his opinion that the Union should be kept together. Lincoln anointed him as Vice-President in 1864 and he became president in 1865 after Lincoln’s death. He added the 13th amendment after the Civil war, which abolished slavery and the 14th amendment, which gave equal rights to all citizens Union John Pope 20 He was basically a commander of the New Virginia Army of the Union side during the Civil war. He was sent out by Lincoln to replace McClellan due to his Union
  4. 4. constant defeats, but Pope didn't really make things better. Pope lost 15000 men at Bull Run to Jackson's army and was relieved of his duty in September 1862. After the Civil war, he eventually became the major general again in October, 1882.

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