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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 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;

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