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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. He was
born on February 12th 1809, and died on April
15th 1865 he was at the age of fifty six. He was
the tallest U.S president he was 6ft inches.
He helped his country during the most
devastating experience in its nationwide history,
he 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 formed the most lastingly
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 foundational Address in 1865 provided
two of his most revered speeches.
2) Ulysses S.
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.
3) William T.
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
4) Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807
and Died on 12 Oct., 1870. He was a master of
the organization of war. He was the most
experienced and knowledgeable general in
1861, he declined Lincoln's offer to head the
Union Army, even though he opposed slavery.
he got nicknamed the "Marble Model" because
he was the first student to ever graduate West
Point without a single demerit. He’s biggest
victories were the Seven Days Battles, the
Second Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of
Fredericksburg, and the Battle of
Born June 3, 1808 and died December 5,
1889 .. the first and only president of the
Confederacy, left the U.S. . Senate to help lead
the secessionist states in 1861. But his lack of
political skills, made the new government's act
inconsistent and often fractious, although his
support of Robert E. Lee was his strongest point.
Jefferson Davis was in jail for two years after the
war but never tried, and died a much-admired
figure in the South.
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
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
Campaign, which forced Confederate forced
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.
On August 8, 1862 Stanton ordered to “arrest
and imporson any person or persons who may
be engaged by act, speech, or writing, in
discouraging volunteer enlistments.”
Douglass Frederick Douglass was born a slave in
Maryland on February 14, 1818 died February
20, 1895. His real name is Frederick Augustus
Washington Bailey, but he later changed it to
Frederick Douglass . he runaway from slavery
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 life history to purchase his freedom. He
pressed Lincoln to enlist blacks and pronounce
freedom. After the war, he held a variety of
government positions. Frederick Douglass is a
man of incredible courage, intelligence, and for
his progressive views and he will always be
remembered for that.
11) Stephen A.
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.
12) Joseph E.
Served as General U.S Army officer. Served in
Merican- American War and Seminole Wars.
Was born in Campbell’s Station, Tennessee in
July 5, 1801. He entered in a pretty early age the
navy. Later on he became one of the most
important member of the United States Navy
Army and the full admiral. With the outbreak of
the American Civil War, the command was given
to him, so that he could lead the troop over the
14) John Brown Born in May 9, 1800 was an American
Abolitionist. He was the one who took the or lead
the Pottawatomie Massacre in 1856 in Bleeding
Kansas. In 1859 he wanted to start a liberation
movement among the enslaved African
American people. Since he was against slavery
he demanded all the violent cases, violent
actions that occur against the enslaved people.
The confederate general of the American Civil
War, was born in January 8, 1821. He was one
of the corps commander in the Army of Northern
Virginia. Because he was one of the best
commander in the conflict, his talent was used in
a practical way, and contributed to the
Confederate victories not only on the Second
Bull Run but also, Fredericksburg in the
defensive but also offensive role.
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.
17) Thomas J.
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.
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.
19) John Wilkes
Born in May 10, 1838 was the one who murdered
president Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre,
since he was a member of the theater family from
Maryland. John was against Abolition of slavery.
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”
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