Abraham Lincoln took office in 1860. He was the 16 president of the US.Lincoln didn't want to spread slavery or necessary abolish it. At the start of the civil war lincoln stated in his first inaugural address a house divided against itself can not stand, which means a split country will not work.
Robert E Lee
General Grant was a general for the Union army. Before him the Union was not succeeding. After many loses Lincoln put Grant in charge and the Union stared to win battles and continues to dominate. Later after the war Grant became president from 1868-1872.
When the southern states broke away from the North, they called themselves the Confederate states of America. The south needed a leader, so they elected Jefferson Davis as President.
Lee was a talented military leader and he lead the south to many victories in the civil war. Lee had lead the south to victory at the Battle of Gettysburg which was a much needed win for the Confederate.
Carney was a African American soldier for the Union army. Carney was the first African American to win the medal of honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Fort Wagner.
Philip Bazaar was a South American Navy seaman who received the medal of honor. He was one of six men who bravely entered fort fisher in assault from the fleet.