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Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He guided America through the Civil War and would not give up. He believed that the Union was powerful and that secession from it would not be tolerated.
Lincoln's Assassination, 1865 The assassination left everyone in shock that some one who was their leader was shot in the back of the head while enjoying time with his wife. Lincoln's death reminded every Union supporter that they are all human as well. Nations challenges had become more difficult without a president.
Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1885 Ulysses was a general placed by President Lincoln to lead the Union army after Robert E. Lee turned down the offer and became a Confederate. General Grant led his armies into battles and won the Battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, and the Civil War itself.
Jefferson Davis, 1808-1889 After Loosing the Election he convinced South Carolina to secede for states rights. He was then made president of the Confederate states
Robert E. Lee, 1807-1870 Robert was a general for the Confederation forces of Virginia. He declined the offer to be a general for the Union from President Lincoln. Lee led rebel forces to the battle at Fort Sumter. After several losses he surrendered his Virginian forces to Union general Grant.
Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, 1824-1863 Jackson was a Confederate general stationed at the Battle of BullRun which was the the first MAJOR battle of the Civil War. He was nicknamed "Stonewall" Jackson because during the Battle of BullRun he stood still like a stone wall.
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