Important people during the civil war

Important people during the civil war
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  • Jefferson Davis
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Jefferson Davis, (born June 3, 1808, Christian county, Kentucky, U.S.—died December 6, 1889, New Orleans, Louisiana), was president of the Confederate States of America throughout its existence during the American civil war (1861–65). After the war he was imprisoned for two years and indicted for treason but was never tried.
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Abraham Lincoln, (born February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.—died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.), 16th president of the United States(1861–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves.
  • William Carney
  • Robert E. Lee, (born January 19, 1807, Stratford, Westmoreland county, Virginia, U.S.,died October 12, 1870, Lexington, Virginia), Confederate general, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, the most successful of the Southern armies during the American Civil War (1861–65). In February 1865 he was given command of all the Southern armies. His surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, is commonly viewed as signifying the end of the Civil War.
  • Phillip Bazaar
  • Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He was entrusted with command of all U.S. armies in 1864, and relentlessly pursued the enemy during the Civil War. In 1869, at age 46, Grant became the youngest president in U.S. history to that point. Though Grant was highly scrupulous, his administration was tainted with scandal. After leaving the presidency, he commissioned Mark Twain to publish his best-selling memoirs.
  • William Carney (February 29, 1840 – December 9, 1908) was an African American soldier during the American Civil War. Born as a slave, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1900 for his gallantry in saving the regimental colors (American Flag) during the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863. Because his actions preceded those of other medal honorees, he is considered to be the first African American to be granted the Medal of Honor.
  • Philip Bazaar, born in Chile, South America, was a United States Navy seaman who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration of the United States for valor in combat at Fort Fisher
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