Figure The important role in the civil war Side
1) Abraham
Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln remains a tragic historical
figure, gun...
strongest point. Davis was imprisoned for two
years after the war but never tried, and died a
much-admired figure in the S...
13) David
Farragut
The first American to become a full admiral
demonstrated extraordinary ability as a pre-
teenage captai...
President Lincoln at Ford's Theater in April
1865, just after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
Booth, who leaped from the Pr...
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  1. 1. Figure The important role in the civil war Side 1) Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln remains a tragic historical figure, gunned down by an assassin just days after winning the nation's bloodiest war. A Republican lawyer from the backwoods who produced the most enduringly elegant phrases of modern rhetoric, Lincoln's surprising election in 1860 helped spark the war itself, when South Carolina seceded. His appearance at Gettysburg in 1863 and his Second Inaugural Address in 1865 provided two of his most revered speeches. North 2) Ulysses S. Grant In Februray of 1862, Grant took Fort Donelson in Tennessee. This was the first Union victory on strategic terms. Although through some harsh battles, some began to question Grant’s leadership abilities, Lincoln strongly supported Grant. With that support, Grant captured Vicksburg as well as broke the Confederate hold on Chattanooga, Tennessee. North 3) William T. Sherman William T. Sherman entered the American army as a captain, and was entitled a lot of credit based of his siege of Vicksburg, the last capture of Jackson, and the dispersion of Johnston’s army. But, above everything, he is most famous for his March to the Sea, where he destroyed all confederate property in a swatch across the South. North 4) Robert E. Lee Regarded as the war's finest general, Robert E. Lee was a master of the organization of war. The country's most experienced general in 1861, he declined Lincoln's offer to head the Union Army, even though he opposed slavery. As head of the Confederate Army, Lee projected a deep sense of duty and honor, nicknamed the "Marble Model." President of Washington College after the war, he lost his family home, Arlington, now the nation's largest military cemetery. South 5) Jefferson Davis first and only president of the Confederacy, left the U.S. Senate to help lead the secessionist states in 1861. But his political skills or lack thereof, made the new government's performance inconsistent and often fractious, although his support of Robert E. Lee was his South
  2. 2. strongest point. Davis was imprisoned for two years after the war but never tried, and died a much-admired figure in the South. 6) Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was elected the 17th president of the United States during 1865. Johnson supported Lincoln and was the only Southern senate who refused to join the confederacy. Lincoln appointed Johnson as military governor of Tennesee. Southerner who was against Slavery (southerner who oppoed its ideas..) 7) George McClellan On November 1, 1861, McCellan became general in chief of all union armies, when Winfeild Scott retired. McCellan had damaged his reputation with his slow tactics and insulting his upper officers and president, but had made up for it with his victories, such as the Peninsular Campain, which forced Confederate forced South. North 8) William Seward Seward was the Secretary of State from 1861- 1869 (which included the years of the American civil War). Within his term he had annexed the Brooks Islands, but had influenced the Hawaiian Islands, Japan, and Chins to a great extent. North 9) Edwin Stanton On August 8, 1862 Stanton orderded to “arrest and imporson any person or persons who may be engaged by act, speech, or writing, in discouraging volunteer enlistements.” North 10) Frederick Douglass From escaped slave to worldwide advocate of abolition and social justice, Frederick Douglass's larger-than-life presence spanned the 19th century. As a young man, Douglass fled his Maryland plantation for the North and points overseas, earning enough from his autobiography to purchase his freedom. He pressed Lincoln to enlist blacks and pronounce emancipation. After the war, he held various government positions. Civilian 11) Stephen A. Douglas Stephen A. Douglous was a very talented leader who Supported the Dred Scott Supreme Court decisin. He also helped Chicago make railroasd, and “reopened” the question of slavery in the Kansas Nebraska Act. NORTH 12) Joseph E. Johnston Served as General U.S Army officer. Served in Merican- American War and Seminole Wars.
  3. 3. 13) David Farragut The first American to become a full admiral demonstrated extraordinary ability as a pre- teenage captain’s aide during the War of 1812, and served with distinction for more than 40 years. Still, Farragut’s long career might have been forgotten except for his best-known Union victory at Mobile Bay in August 1864, which produced the legendary epithet, "Damn the torpedos!" Congress created the full admiralcy for Farragut two years later. North 14) John Brown John Brown's obsession with ending slavery cast him as an abolitionist hero. In 1856, provoked by a bloody attack on Kansas settlers by “border ruffians,” Brown led a raid at Pottawatomie where they hacked several pro-slavery inhabitants to death. Three years later, he led a raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Captured byRobert E. Lee, tried, and hanged, Brown refused to repent, becoming a martyr to northern abolitionists and immortalized in the song, "John Brown's Body." Civilian 15) Philip Sheridan 16) James Longstreet James Longstreet's hesitancy and differences of opinion with Robert E. Lee have often marred his historical image. Although generally respected for his military prowess, he is often blamed for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg for allowing Pickett's charge to occur. Yet Longstreet remained a prominent national figure after the war. In 1880, the West Point graduate and prosperous businessman was named U.S. minister to Turkey. South 17) Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Thomas Jackson was a strong military leader during the Civil War. He was the Commander of the confederates and also received two brevets during the Mexican War. Jackson also received the nickname “Stonewall” because he never “fell back” like a stonewall. South? 18) William Lloyd Garrison William Lloyd Garrison was an American Abolitionist who was anti-slavery. He promoted “immediate emancipation” of slaves in the U.S and was very keen on the women’s suffrage. North 19) John Wilkes Booth The nation's most famous assassin, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor, Southern sympathizer, and likely spy before shooting Civilian
  4. 4. President Lincoln at Ford's Theater in April 1865, just after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Booth, who leaped from the President's box onto the stage, was hunted down and died in a shootout days later. Several of his co- conspirators were hanged for their role in the assassination. 20) George Thomas George Thomas was the Union General in the Civil War. He served in the Mexican-American War and his strong defence during the Battle of Chickamauga saved the Union Army from being completely routed. This earned him his nickname “the Rock of Chickamauga” South Links: Ulysses S. Grant Union Civil War General Eighteenth President 1869-1877 http://americancivilwar.com/north/grant.html William T. Sherman http://www.nndb.com/people/275/000050125/ Spartacus Educational http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USACWmcclellan.htm SparkNotes http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/civilwar/terms.htm l time line http://www.xtimeline.com/timeline/10-important-people-of-the- Civil-War

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